Legacy and Planned Gifts

How Will You Change a Life?

There are many ways your generosity can transform the lives of people in need. You can make a gift now, or after your lifetime. Your gift can provide tax savings today, or income for the future. You can donate cash, or appreciated assets. Whatever your goals, we’re here to help.

You can find additional giving instructions here; or please contact us if we can help.

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The Planned Giving Team is here to help with all of your gift planning needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Catholic Relief Services – USCCB
228 W. Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-3443


Contact the Planned Giving Team at [email protected] to receive your free Wills Kit.

Please contact the Planned Giving team to let us know at [email protected] or 800-235-2772 and select the option for Planned Giving.

You can give all or a part of your Required Minimum Distribution to CRS as a charitable gift, therefore reducing your taxable income. Learn more on our Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts page.

Yes. Contact our Planned Giving team at [email protected] for detailed instructions. Learn more on our Gifts of Securities page.

Establishing CRS as a Beneficiary:
Catholic Relief Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is exempt from federal income tax.

The agency’s legal name and address for use in a will or trust is:

Catholic Relief Services – USCCB*
228 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3443

*USCCB is the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

CRS’s Federal Tax Identification number is:


For gift administration:

When notifying CRS of the passing of a donor, please provide the following:

  • Date of Death
  • Copy of the will, trust, or governing documents.
  • Last state of residence for the deceased at time of death (if not included in accompanying court documents)

Questions? Concerns? We're here to help, email the Planned Giving Team at [email protected] or call 800-235-2772 and select option for Planned Giving.

Professional Advisors Network

The Professional Advisor Network is a program that benefits professional advisors, their clients and the people CRS serves overseas. Click here for more information or contact [email protected].

Help touch the lives of more than 159 million people in more than 100 countries. Find ways to give that fit your passions.


Give Monthly

Live your faith by serving the world every month. Become a monthly donor, and your consistent support will help us respond faster to emergencies and continually care for those in need. More

Help Where It's Needed Most

We can’t do our lifesaving work without your help. Give a gift that meets a need in some of the poorest countries overseas. More


Ask your friends, family and community to support the work you’re passionate about. We have the tools you need to ensure your fundraising success. More

Login to Donor Portal

View your giving history, print your tax receipt, update your personal information by registering for the CRS Donor Portal. Log In

Donate a Memorial Gift

Make a memorial donation in honor of a friend or family member today. Your loved one will receive a special acknowledgment letter notifying them or your gift and message. MORE

Shop the Gift Catalog

Give a gift that gives children a chance to go to school and communities a chance to thrive. Choose a gift in honor of a friend or family member today. More

Respond to Emergencies

Rush humanitarian aid and emergency relief to immediate and ongoing crises around the world. Please donate to help survivors of these specific emergencies. More

Make a Legacy or Planned Gift

Choose from a number of opportunities that will help you reach your financial and philanthropic goals—from income, investments and retirement to what you leave behind. More

Help Through Corporations & Foundations

Join a diverse range of CRS partnerships that share a mission of serving the poor. Through CRS, your corporation or foundation can provide support with lasting impact. More

Give in Other Ways

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Join Footsteps in Faith today!

Bring lasting change to children and their famlilies. Become a regular donor and for just 80 cents a day, you can make a difference!

or, make a one-time gift