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Online Donation

Make a one-time or recurring donation online, using our secured donation form.

Memorial/Tribute

Memorial / Tribute gifts may be given or designated for Catholic Charities to honor the memory of someone who has passed, to celebrate someone's birthday, anniversary, graduation, Confirmation, or in lieu of a holiday gift. You and the honoree's family will receive an acknowledgement of the gift.



Matching Gifts

Many companies have Matching Gift programs which double, or even triple, tax deductible contributions made by their employees. Although some may not match gifts to a church or religious organization, they may match gifts to human service agencies like Catholic Charities. Ask your personnel office for more information about your company's matching gift program.


3 steps to set up a matching gift:

  1. Find out if your company matches gifts to Catholic Charities.
  2. Obtain a matching gift form from your HR office or your company's website.
  3. Complete the form and send it to the Fund Development Office of Catholic Charities, 3300 N 60th Street, Omaha NE 68104 or fax it to 402-829-9268.

Thank you for considering matching gifts for Catholic Charities!

Based on recent contributions, we are aware that these local and national companies have provided matching gifts.

Allstate, American Express, Bank of America, Bank of the West, BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska, Citigroup, CSG Systems, ConAgra Foods, D.A. Davidson, eBay, Exxon / Mobil, First Data, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, John Hancock Financial Services, Merck, Merrill Lynch & Co., Microsoft Corporation, PayPal, Pitney Bowes, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Union Pacific, Verizon.

If your company also provides matching gifts and would like to be added to this list, please contact us at 402-829-9218.



Planned Gifts

Through planned giving, you can make gifts to Catholic Charities that you previously may have considered impossible. Planned giving is a tool that helps you achieve your goals for Catholic Charities while it also enhances your own personal financial plans and security.


The benefits of Planned Gifts include:

  • Maximizing your charitable contribution
  • Allowing advantageous tax deductions under both state and federal law
  • Turning appreciated assets into income for yourself and/or other family members

The different types of planned gifts you can make to Catholic Charities include:

Bequests and Wills

One of the simplest ways to make a planned gift is to include Catholic Charities in your will or trust. The generosity and thoughtfulness of those who name Catholic Charities in their wills is most appreciated and necessary to help Catholic Charities continue to meet basic human needs. Catholic Charities encourages bequests that provide the greatest flexibility to meet the critical needs that change over time. Bequests can be designated to a particular program.

Bequests to Catholic Charities are fully deductible as charitable gifts for federal estate-tax purposes and, in most cases, for state death-tax purposes.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Making a gift to Catholic Charities through a charitable gift annuity provides you with annuity payments for the remainder of your lifetime, with the remaining amount of your gift going to Catholic Charities at your death. The annuity rate is based on your age at the time that you make your gift.

In exchange for your gift of cash or marketable securities to Catholic Charities, we agree to pay you (and a survivor or other beneficiary) a fixed amount annually for your lifetime. The transfer is part gift and part purchase of an annuity. The rate of return is attractive and the payments are guaranteed for life.

Charitable Trusts

Charitable remainder trusts are irrevocable structures established by a donor to provide an income stream to the income beneficiary, while the public charity or private foundation receives the remainder value when the trust terminates.

Charitable lead trusts make payments, either of a fixed amount (charitable lead annuity trust) or a percentage of trust principal (charitable lead unitrust), to charity during its term. At the end of the trust term, the remainder can either go back to the donor or to heirs named by the donor.





Gifts of Stock

Donating stock to Catholic Charities is easy to do, and may result in tax savings for you. Gifts of appreciated securities held for over a year are generally deductible at market value and are exempt from capital gains tax. For example, if you bought stock years ago for $1,000 and it is now worth $10,000, giving that stock to us would result in a charitable deduction of $10,000. You would also avoid paying capital gains tax on the $9,000 of appreciation.


If your broker holds the shares

If your securities are in a brokerage account, ask your broker to electronically transfer the shares to Catholic Charities. You should not allow your broker to sell the stock and send us a check. If your broker does this, the tax advantages of donating stock may be eliminated.

So that we can properly credit your gift, please notify us that you are making a stock gift. Tell us the name of the stock, the number of shares and the transferring broker. Let us know if your gift is for a particular program or campaign. You will receive a written gift receipt from Catholic Charities. The gift date is the date that our account received the transferred shares. The gift value is based on the average price of the stock on the gift date.

If you hold the stock certificate and it is issued in your name

The easiest way is to hand-deliver the certificate to us. Please assign the stock to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha by completing the assignment section on the reverse side of the certificate. Your signature must be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution, such as your bank or brokerage house. Once properly signed, the certificate is negotiable. Deliver it to Catholic Charities, Fund Development Department, 3300 North 60th Street, Omaha NE 68104. The gift date is the delivery date.

Depreciated Stock

Have your stock values dropped in a time of economic hardship? Please know that you may be still entitled to a tax benefit if you consider the depreciated stock as the source of your giving. Sell the stock first and take a capital loss on your income tax. Then transfer the cash proceeds to Catholic Charities to be eligible for an income tax deduction. With this and all other complex financial transactions we suggest you check with your financial and legal advisors before taking action.





Cars for Kids

Donate your vehicle to Cars for Kids at Catholic Charities of Omaha and make a valuable contribution to help children in need.


Your donation will support children in need served by Catholic Charities, including:

  • Community Services: Support families in crisis by providing assistance to help them get back on their feet.
  • Domestic Violence Shelter: Provide women and children a place free of abuse.
  • Behavioral Health Services: Help kids and their families struggling with behavioral health issues.

How it works

Donating is EASY - any vehicle is accepted, as well as working motorcycles, RVs, campers, personal water craft, and boats.

Call the Cars for Kids donation line (402) 829-9226 to donate today or complete the form below.

Once your information is received, our coordinator will contact you within two days. When the Cars for Kids representative arrives to pick up your vehicle, please have the title and keys available. Sign the title where it says "signature of seller(s)." You must sign your name exactly as it is printed on the title. It does not need to be notarized. The Cars for Kids representative will provide you with a temporary receipt. Once the clear title is received in our office, we will mail you an acknowledgement of your charitable contribution.





Thank You

At Catholic Charities, we respect and appreciate the generosity of our benefactors. As conscientious stewards of your goodwill, it is our primary concern that your donations are used where services are needed most.

We know that you are a faithful supporter of our mission to serve the poor and most vulnerable in the Greater Archdiocese of Omaha. It is our pledge to use your gifts responsibly and effectively to bring meaningful change to the people we support.

Thank you for believing in the work of Catholic Charities! You are an integral part of our mission to empower and serve our community.