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There is much we can’t control about this global pandemic. However, we can control whether or not our friends and neighbors fall through what is currently a very porous social safety net. Now, more than ever, we ask you to reach into your hearts and respond generously in this time of historic need.
For more information, please click the link above. — Thank you.​

St. Vincent de Paul is an Oregon 501(c) 3 public benefit non-profit organization.  Please give now and help us to make a difference in the lives of others.  Consult your tax adviser regarding the deductibility of your donation.

Questions about a donation? Please call Brian Ferschweiler, our Executive Director, at (503) 234-5287  or email Brian at

Please click here to read our Donor Privacy Policy.


Please make your check payable to St. Vincent de Paul and mail it to:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul 
P.O. Box 42157
Portland, OR 97242-0157

Thank you for supporting our assistance programs! We rely solely on donations such as yours.

Online Donations

When donating online, you can choose from the following:

  • One-time donation
  • Monthly donation
  • Quarterly donation
  • Annual donation

It’s easy to set up and automatic.  Just choose what works best for you.   If you have any questions and would like more information, please email Brian Ferschweiler at

Visit our secure payment page here.

Donate via PayPal

PayPal securely accepts credit cards and debit cards.  You also have an option to select to give automatically on a monthly basis.

Planned Giving

Including St. Vincent de Paul in your estate plans can help us provide more emergency services to those in need of assistance.

There are many ways to leave a legacy to St. Vincent de Paul, such as including SVdP in your will, including the creation of a charitable lead trust, or becoming a beneficiary of a retirement account or a life insurance policy.

For further information please contact Brian Ferschweiler at (503) 234-5287 or email

Stocks and Securities

It is easy to donate stocks and securities!  Please call  Kimberly Cimmiyotti at  (503) 225-9493 or email her at

Kimberly Cimmiyotti
Byrd Financial Group
121 SW Morrison Street, Suite 810
Portland, OR 97204

Vehicle Donations

Do you have an unwanted automobile, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, boat or trailer?  St. Vincent de Paul will turn your unwanted vehicle into family assistance program dollars.

To donate a vehicle, fill out our Vehicle Donation Form or call (503) 238-5567 during our office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM).  See below for frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions about vehicle donation.

How much can I claim as a deduction?
 This is best explained in IRS Publication 4303 “A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations”, last revised in March 2008. (Click here to view it.) In most cases, the maximum you can deduct is the gross sale amount of the vehicle at auction. If the gross sales amount is over $500, a St. Vincent de Paul staff person will call to ask for your Social Security or Taxpayer ID number, otherwise you can’t claim more than $500.

• Do I get a receipt for my donation?

A temporary receipt will be left with you when the vehicle is picked up. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name and the year, make and model of the vehicle you are donating. A final acknowledgement (including an IRS Form 1098-C) will be mailed to you. The amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle will be listed on this receipt. This will be your receipt for your charitable contribution.

• What paperwork do I need?

A signed title if you have it. If you don’t have the title, then simply go to the state DMV office and ask for an Application for Replacement Title.

The vehicle’s registration card, title or replacement title and keys should be given to the company that picks up your vehicle.

• Does my car have to be running to qualify for donating?

No, but the car must have an engine and be tow-able. However, cars that are in extremely poor condition or far from our tow range may cost more to tow than the value of the vehicle. If this is the case, St. Vincent de Paul might not receive any dollars from your vehicle.

• Do I have to be with vehicle when it’s picked-up?

No. You can make special arrangements when you talk with the tow company.

• What does SVdP do with the donated vehicles?

The vehicles are sold at auction. The funds from vehicle sales are used to provide assistance to clients with food, rent and utilities.

• How much money will SVdP receive?

After the car is sold, towing and administrative costs are deducted, and SVdP will receive the remainder of the proceeds.