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Contribute to Community Violence Solutions
Community Violence Solutions relies on the generosity and support of many individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community. We invite you to help us provide vital services to those impacted by sexual assault and family violence, and increase safety for everyone in our community.

Your gift of:

$25 provides 2 hours of crisis counseling to a rape victim on our hotline
$50 provides play therapy supplies for our child victims for one month
$100 provides a day of emergency housing for a victim
$250 provides scholarships for 8 teenage girls to attend a self-defense class
$500 provides a specialized forensic interview for an abused child
$1000 provides group therapy to 7 sexual assault survivors

Ways to Give

  • Cash or Check

    Your tax-deductible donation can be sent to:
    Community Violence Solutions
    2101 Van Ness Street
    San Pablo, CA 94806
    Attn: Development Office

  • Credit Card

    To donate by Visa or MasterCard, the CVS Development Office needs your name (as it appears on the credit card), address, card number and expiration date, and the amount of your gift. You can send this information to the address above, or you can contact the Andrees Montilliano, Executive Director directly at 510-307-4112.

  • Online Donation
    Donate Now You can make a secure online donation. It’s safe and easy. And you’ll receive a thank you letter with receipt in the mail.  All donations go directly to Community Violence Solutions and are tax deductible. 
  • Monthly Giving Program

    Join the CVS Circle of Friends – an easy and affordable way to donate monthly, either by credit card or automatic debit from your checking account, click here for details.

  • United Way and other Workplace Giving Programs

    CVS receives donations from many individuals through their workplace giving programs. You can designate CVS to receive your donation by listing the agency name and address on your company’s workplace giving forms. Many employers will match your gift – check with your Human Resources Department for details.

Non-Cash Gift Opportunities

As an alternative to an outright cash gift, consider one of the following gift options as a way to offset individual income tax and support the vital programs CVS offers to sexual assault survivors:

  • Real Estate
  • Appreciated Stock
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Mutual Fund Shares
  • Funds from 401K or other Retirement Accounts

Before making your next charitable gift, speak with your attorney and tax advisor to maximize the benefits of charitable giving.

  • Vehicle Donations

CVS works with Donate For Charity to process our vehicle donations. Donate For Charity arranges a free vehicle pickup, handles all the DMV issues, sells the vehicle at auction, and distributes the net proceeds to Community Violence Solutions. By donating, you’ll avoid the headache of selling a used vehicle, help support Community Violence Solutions, and receive a receipt entitling you to declare the sale price of your vehicle (or the fair market value up to $500) as a tax deduction. When you’re ready to donate, or want to learn more, simply call Donate For Charity toll-free at 866-392-4483 or donate online, or contact Community Violence Solutions directly at 510-237-0113.

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