For donors

This site will help you find charities that meet your interests and connect you to them. You can learn about a charity, learn about us, donate online, and help us spread the word about these worthy charities!



For charities

This site will help you learn how your organization can become a member, as well as inform you of our mission and what it means for you. We suggest starting with this page, followed by the Membership link to get your answers quickly.




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About our federation

Catholic Service Organizations of America (CSOA) is a federation of America's finest national organizations working to fulfill the Lord's request that we care for one another, even for the least of our brothers and sisters.

CSOA is proud to offer donors a wide range of organizations that create hope, advocate for basic human rights, strengthen families, reduce poverty, provide emergency and disaster relief, and build communities.

There are many benefits to giving to CSOA:

  • CSOA's charities cover a variety of concerns. Because our charities are grouped under the CSOA federation banner, it's easy for you to find the group or groups you wish to support.
  • More of your dollars go to benefit the charities for which they are designated, and less to administrative and overhead costs.
  • For workplace givers, it's an easy way for employees to give to the causes they wish to support. Many workplace giving programs offer payroll deduction plans, a painless way to give to the charity of your choice. And, for employers who don't have a workplace giving program, CSOA and its consultant staff will help you get one started.


Membership

All CSOA agencies are screened annually to ensure that they meet the highest standards of substantive program services, management and fiscal responsibility.

Governance

CSOA is governed by a board of directors that includes representatives from member charities, donor groups, and other constituencies. All board members are volunteers serving without compensation. The board of directors oversees the administration of services to CSOA member agencies and ensures that high eligibility standards are maintained. It does NOT determine how much money each agency will receive - that decision is left to the contributor. Gifts made directly to CSOA are shared among all its member agencies in the same proportion as each has received donor-designated gifts.

Our most recent IRS 990 Form and Annual Report are available for your review as PDF documents. Click the links below to view them.

Catholic Service Organizations of America Financial Statements
Form 990