Ways to Give
You can give a one-time donation or set up recurring gifts online, by mail or by phone.
Checks can be made payable to the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno, and mailed to our corporate office at the following address. Even when you mail a donation to our Fresno corporate office, you can still designate that the donation go towards providing services in any of the eight counties we serve. Just indicate in the memo line where you’d like to designate your donation.
Please make checks out to:
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fresno
149 N Fulton Street
Fresno, CA 93701
You can set up monthly donations over the phone or online by clicking here. If you give us a directive, we can charge your credit card for the same amount every month. Even if it is only $10 per month, this adds up over the course of the year and makes a huge impact on families in need.
To encourage employees to make charitable gifts, many corporations agree to match personal donations with an equal or greater corporate contribution. Catholic Charities is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, and we qualify for matching funds from many companies. You could double or even triple the impact of your generosity. Contact your employer’s human resources department for more information.
Food gifts are welcome at our food pantries in Fresno, Merced and Bakersfield. Grocery store gift cards are also accepted at all of our locations. Catholic Charities distributes three million pounds of food each year thanks to your generosity. Last year, we were blessed with over one million pounds of donated food from our Food Bank partners, corporate donors, churches, schools and individuals.
We do not have the funds to purchase basic necessities such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo and more. Travel-size hygiene items are always greatly needed and appreciated by the homeless clients we serve at each of our three sites!
Clothing or Household Items
Donations of gently used clothing and blankets are always needed at our Fresno and Merced sites. Household goods, electronics and furniture can also be utilized by the Catholic Charities Thrift Store in Fresno. Last year, more than 50,000 units of clothing were donated and then provided to families in need. Even simple items like shoes, socks, underwear and women’s bras are always greatly appreciated!
Help support the CARS program and services at Catholic Charities by donating a new or used car, truck, boat or motorcycle! With free pick-up and fast paperwork, you can turn your vehicle into a tax-deductible donation that helps change the lives of others.
Planned gifts provide the resources to create extraordinary opportunities for the future of Catholic Charities. Learn more about how you can leave a legacy.