Give a gift of hope and healing | Center for Victims of Torture

Give a gift of hope and healing

"CVT has given me life –they showed me I have dignity, that I can still live."

This year it will take $26.5 million to radically change the lives of over 30,000 torture survivors and their family members. Much of this $26.5 million comes from institutional partnerships and government grants. But in order to fully fund our mission and help survivors know that their past trauma does not define their futures, we rely on generous individual support from donors like you. 

Monthly Giving – The Circle of Hope

Individuals who participate in Circle of Hope pre-authorize monthly contributions to CVT from their credit card. With monthly gifts you help decrease our administrative costs and ensure that more of your donation helps torture survivors directly. Learn more about the Circle of Hope.

Gifts of Stock

Donating appreciated stocks, mutual funds or bonds to charity is an efficient way to contribute that can provide you with significant tax benefits. When you make a gift of appreciated stock you avoid any capital gains tax and the gift is tax-deductible. Complete a quick form to access our stock transfer instructions and account numbers.

Gifts from your Retirement Plan

If you are over the age of 70½ and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), then a gift from your account (called a qualified charitable distribution) can provide significant tax savings. Gifts made as a QCD from an IRA do not count as income and no tax is paid on the amount.

While you are eligible to make this gift starting at 70 ½ when you turn 72 you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA, and a QCD will count towards that RMD.

Contact your IRA plan provider to learn what you need to do to initiate a QCD. You may need CVT’s address and EIN:

2356 University Ave W

Suite 430

St. Paul, MN 55114

EIN: 36-3383933

Planned Giving

If you’re ready to include CVT in your estate plan, please let us know. Contact Laura Kuhlmann at 651-209-3198 or lkuhlmann [at]

You can also use this free will-writing tool to create an estate plan and a planned gift to CVT. It takes 20 minutes or less to complete and is totally free to use.

Donor Advised Funds

  1. If your donor advised fund is held at Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, or the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund® you can use the DAF direct tool below to facilitate your grant recommendation to CVT.

  2. Contact your financial/ legal advisor, or specific donor advised fund representative to facilitate a grant recommendation to CVT. You will need the following information:

2356 University Ave W

Suite 430

St. Paul, MN 55114

EIN: 36-3383933

If you are interested in learning more about starting a donor advised fund, or need assistance in making a gift from a donor advised fund, please contact Laura Kuhlmann at 651-209-3198 or lkuhlmann [at]


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