Donate | Center for Victims of Torture


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

Your support changes lives.

Individual Donation

Help rebuild a life right now with an individual gift. 81 percent of CVT expenses were dedicated to healing survivors of torture. Financial contributions to CVT are tax-deductible. Check with your tax advisor for more information.

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.

Memorial or Celebratory Donations – A Gift of Hope

Donations to CVT can be made as a meaningful way to celebrate special life occasions like anniversaries, birthdays and holidays, or to memorialize friends or family members. A special Gift of Hope card is sent to the honoree or their family when you make a Gift of Hope.

Planned Giving

If you’re ready to include CVT in your estate plan, please let us know. Contact Anna Zaros at 612-436-4859 or azaros [at]

Donation of Goods

Many of the torture survivors we serve come to CVT without the supplies they need. Additionally, many of our clients are applying for political asylum, so they do not qualify for any public assistance services. Donating common household items can make a big impact in the lives of men, women, and families rebuilding their lives in a new country. To see our current client needs list, check out our Donation of Goods page.

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:

Organization Name: The Center for Victims of Torture

Organization EIN: 36-3383933

Organization Address: 2356 University Ave W, Suite 430, St. Paul, MN 55114

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 Anna Zaros at azaros [at] or 612-436-4859.


Gifts of Stock

You can maximize tax savings and rebuild the lives of survivors with a gift of stock. Learn how you can donate stocks to CVT (PDF).

Renew your support.

Your renewal gift early in the year helps us plan our resources more effectively and it saves us the time and money of sending repeated notices.


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