Giving Options

Because violence is predictable, we know it is preventable. With your help we can transform the lives of thousands throughout the greater Grand Forks region and beyond. The work we do to change lives and end violence is only possible because of the generosity of people like you who are committed to our mission and invest in our services.

Dream Maker Society or Multi-year PLEDGE

Your commitment to support CVIC’s work over a span of years provides operational stability and become part of a circle of cherished supporters investing in our bold vision to end interpersonal violence in two generations.

Our Dream Maker Society celebrates those who make a five-year pledge of at least $1,000/year. Will you join and become a maker of dreams?


Your monthly recurring gift will help us be there for families after the crisis call or night in the shelter as they begin their journey to self-sufficiency and healing.

  • $10/month: provides for basic needs without judgment
  • $35/month: helps families move from crisis to stability
  • $83/month: promotes healing for adults and children impacted by violence

As a RiseUp monthly giver, you will receive updates on the impact your commitment is making and receive invitations to special events.


You can choose to give to our general fund or make a tribute gift in memory or honor of a loved one.


Consider a bequest to CVIC in your will or revocable trust, designate CVIC as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account, or name CVIC as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Gifts by bequest make an indelible impact on those we serve and may provide tax benefits for you and your family.

Gift of STOCK

Consider this option if you have stocks with large gains and receive a double tax benefit by deducting the full fair market value of your securities and also avoid capital gains. To ensure successful stock transfers, please contact us early so we can provide you transfer instructions to ensure your gift is credited in this tax year.


A gift to CVIC’s endowment provides an enduring way to give back and change lives today, tomorrow and forever. The principal is invested each year and a portion is used to support clients receiving services. Your endowment gift may also be eligible for a North Dakota State Income Tax credit.

IRA Rollover

If you are over 70 1/2 years old, you may roll over up to $100,000 per year from your IRA to CVIC before the end of the year and avoid taxes on the transfer amount. Your rollover gift may also meet the required annual minimum distribution. Please consult your tax adviser to determine if this is the best giving strategy for you.

Client Emergency Fund

Your donations to the Client Emergency Fund help families with urgent needs such as medical, transportation and housing resources.

Contact us to discuss the impact you want to make for families in need.

Coiya Tompkins Inman


Kara Fosse, Senior Director of Development

Kara Fosse

Senior Director of Development

Emberly Lietz

Director of Development

or send a cash gift to:

211 S. 4th St.
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Facebook Fundraiser

A fun, easy way to invite your friends and family to celebrate you on your birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion!

Start your fundraiser for CVIC and all funds raised will benefit our CLIENT EMERGENCY FUND to support people in dire need of help with basic necessities like rent, utilities, food, and transportation.