EIN #93-0456525

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 contact Brian Ferschweiler, our Executive Director, at (503) 234-5287 or at

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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

Donate via PayPal

PayPal securely accepts credit cards and debit cards.  You also have the 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 contact Kimberly Cimmiyotti at (503) 225-9493 or

Kimberly Cimmiyotti
Byrd Financial Group
10121 SE Sunnyside Rd. Ste 320
Clackamas, OR 97015

Vehicle Donations

Have an unwanted car or truck taking up space in your driveway? Consider donating it to St. Vincent de Paul to support our emergency assistance programs! Vehicle donations are tax deductible, and SVdP covers all towing and administrative costs.

To donate a vehicle, call (503) 595-2286 or email for more information. See below for frequently asked questions regarding vehicle donations.

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

     No, but the car must have all of its parts (tires, mechanical components, etc.) and be towable. 

• What paperwork do I need?

A signed title and registration card. If you don’t have the title, you can obtain an Application for Replacement Title from the local DMV, either in person or online; simply fill out the application and give it to the towing company. The vehicle’s keys should also be given to the towing company at the time of pickup.

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

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

• What does SVdP do with the donated vehicles?

Donated vehicles are sold at auction. Funds from the auction sales support our emergency food, rent, and utility assistance programs.

• 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 the auction date and sale total, will be mailed to you from SVdP. This will be your receipt for your charitable contribution.

• How much can I claim as a deduction?

To calculate your maximum tax deduction, please refer to your final donation receipt from SVdP. If your vehicle sold for $500 or under, the maximum amount you may claim is $500. If it sold for more than $500, you can complete a tax form 1098-C to claim the full gross sale amount. Further instructions will be included with your receipt if you qualify for this larger deduction.