How To Give Now
Smart Giving Techniques to Increase Your Support of DVSAC
The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax ID number is 94-2688893. All gifts are tax-deductible. An outright donation is one that has an immediate benefit to support DVSAC. Below is a variety of gifts we can accept and possibly some ideas that may help you consider how to increase your support. If you want to donate now, please use the “DONATE” button at the bottom of the page.
Cash Cash gifts are an excellent way of supporting DVSAC. Cash gifts include checks, drafts, and money orders. If your gift is mailed to DVSAC before the end of the calendar year, simply list the gift in the itemized area when doing your taxes, you’ll be eligible for an income tax deduction for that year. Gifts of cash are deductible for up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. Cash contributions that exceed the deduction limit may be carried over and deducted in the following five tax years. If you would like to donate money to be used for a specific purpose, please be sure to let our office know what area you want it designated to.
Shelter Donations If you would like to make an in-kind donation to our shelter, please take a look at our wish list.
Grocery Rewards Programs These rewards programs are easy and efficient ways to raise funds for DVSAC. Use your rewards card when purchasing groceries at the participating stores and each swipe of the card earns 3% of the purchase for DVSAC. Our organization will receive a quarterly check for the benefits. It is an easy way to give and show your support.
- SHARES Card (Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education, and Sports)- Pick up your SHARES card in the DVSAC office and use it at Save Mart Supermarkets, Lucky Supermarkets or FoodMaxx.
- SPD Community Card- SPD Markets in Grass Valley and Nevada City have joined with eScrip to bring us this benefit. All you do is pick up a Community Card at either SPD location and register the card. To register your card you can fill out the form at the store, visit www.escrip.com/SPD or call 800.931.6258. Simply present the card or give your phone number every time you shop.
Cell Phone Recycling DVSAC receives funds from the Shelter Alliance for each donated phone. We collect used, unwanted, old, or even damaged phones on an ongoing basis which provides a continual source of funds. Shelter Alliance is a member of the National Recycling Coalition and accepts all types of cell phones. This program provides a way to address environmental concerns of old phones ending up in landfills while providing a number of DV organizations with a source of income. Please bring in your old cell phone to the DVSAC office or ask friends and family members who are upgrading, if they would be willing to donate. For more information: www.shelteralliance.net
Vehicle Donations Want to donate a running or non-running vehicle? DVSAC uses an organization called V-Dac, a vehicle donation program for non-profits. They take any vehicle, anywhere, running or not; cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc. No smog certificate is necessary and they can solve almost all title issues. DVSAC receives 100% of the proceeds. They will also pick up! You can start the vehicle donation process through their easy to use online donation wizard forms or call them to initiate the process over the phone. 1-877-999-8322 or visit their website.
DONOR PRIVACY: DVSAC places the highest priority on protecting the privacy of our donors. We maintain donor information in strict confidence. DVSAC does not sell or trade donor personal information. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Associate Director at 530.272.2046.