Victim Voice. Victim Choice.

Help us defend fundamental victims’ rights.

We are facing some of the most pressing victims’ rights issues of our time. Your support will help NCVLI continue to elevate victim agency, equity and dignity as we move into the year 2024.

Training and Education

We enhanced resources so that survivors across the country could access attorneys and advocates trained in rights advocacy.

Legal Advocacy

We fought in trial and appellate courts to secure rights for the survivors of today and tomorrow.

Public Policy

We showed up in key policy discussions to ensure that survivors’ voices were present.

We need to support crime victims now more than ever. That’s where NCVLI can help.

When a person is denied their legal rights, it can have profound and life-altering consequences.

It has long been recognized that legal representation improves outcomes in our justice system. Despite this, there remains a significant resistance to victims having independent counsel in criminal cases.

Your 100% tax-deductible gift will support our nationwide efforts to actively promote comprehensive and enforceable legal rights for crime victims.

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When a child is sexually assaulted, reporting the abuse to law enforcement can result in loss of privacy and other legal rights for the child and their parents.

This is not a hypothetical.

In a case NCVLI is working on, a child and their undocumented immigrant parents faced extreme risks because the defendant sought to access their private information.

Fortunately, NCVLI is working with a long-time partner to to help this family access justice without sacrificing their rights.

Before the highest court in the state, we emphasized that undocumented immigrants are among the most vulnerable to crime, and once victimized, they face significant barriers to accessing justice and a high risk of re-victimization.

We pointed out that Congress created the U Visa to redress this situation by offering protection to victims and their families while also promoting a law enforcement response.

Victims disclose intimate details in their visa applications. We pointed out to the court that not only does federal law make the application confidential, but state constitutional rights to dignity, privacy and protection also protect the application.

Every victim deserves a well-trained, well-supported no-cost attorney working with them. And every victims’ rights attorney deserves to have NCVLI’s legal power behind them.

This case is pending, but you can help countless other victims and their families.

Help us defend fundamental victims’ rights. Donate today.

We can’t help attorneys, advocates, or victims without you!

Donate Online: It’s quick, easy, and safe and your investment goes to work immediately. Donate Today!

Donate By Mail: Please make checks payable to “NCVLI” and send to:

National Crime Victims Institute
1130 SW Morrison Street, Suite 240
Portland, OR 97205

Donate By Phone: To donate by phone via credit card, please call NCVLI’s Development Department at (503) 768-6963.

Recurring Donations: Set up automatic donations so you never miss a chance to invest in NCVLI at increments that fit your budget. You can choose to donate weekly, monthly, or annually. Click here to donate now.

Donate in Honor or Memory: Donating in honor or memory of another is a wonderful way of recognizing victims, survivors, and those doing amazing work on their behalf, while investing in resources critical to victim empowerment. Donate Today!

Give at Your Workplace:
Company Campaigns – usually occur in the fall when employers will give employees the opportunity to donate to causes that they care about. Ask your company how you can donate to NCVLI during your campaign.

Federal Employees – during your Combined Federal Campaign, enter NCVLI’s CFC Agency Code (48652) on your campaign pledge drive.

State Employees – State employees in Oregon (#3706) can donate through workplace campaigns.

Monetary donations are not the only way to support NCVLI.

Planned Giving:

Planned giving provides an excellent way for you and your family to create a legacy of care and support for victims of crime.

Call NCVLI’s Development Department at (503) 768-6963 for more information.

Investment Related Donations:

Donations of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are an excellent way to support NCVLI with investments that can have long-term impact for victims.

Call NCVLI’s Development Department at (503) 768-6963 for more information.

Vehicle Donation: Save yourself the trouble and expense of selling your car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or motor home while you support NCVLI. Click here to find out more.

Shop NCVLI’s Online Store: Shop NCVLI’s Online Store for survivor inspired items and gifts. Click here to shop now.

Shop & Search Online: You don’t need to do anything different. Use these websites and NCVLI benefits every time you shop, sell, eat, and search. Designate NCVLI as your charity of choice and NCVLI benefits.

  • Register at GoodSearch and NCVLI benefits when you shop online, go out to eat, and search the Internet.

Sponsor a Training: NCVLI trains host victims’ rights trainings online and in-person nationwide. Sponsoring a training provides targeted marketing to professionals with similar interests. Click here to see a list of upcoming trainings or contact NCVLI’s Development Department to discuss NCVLI’s National Crime Victim Law Conference and other sponsorship opportunities. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law and afford marketing opportunities for the donor.

Sponsor an Event: NCVLI hosts community awareness, education, and fundraising events throughout the year. We are actively seeking donations of food, drink, entertainment services, and auction items for these events. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law and afford marketing opportunities for the donor. Please contact NCVLI’s Development Department for more information.

Donation FAQs

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Donations to NCVLI are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. You will receive a tax acknowledgement letter upon receipt of your donation. You can also download our IRS nonprofit determination letter here.

If I do not restrict my donation, how will NCVLI use it?

NCVLI uses unrestricted donations to fund critical activities such as amicus curiae support, outreach, and education as well as capacity building to ensure we will be around for victims in the future. We can only fund these activities through unrestricted donations from supporters.

Can I restrict my donation to fund a specific project?

Yes, you can designate what you would like your donation to fund. The restriction can be placed in the comment field of the online donation form or on the front of your check.

Where can I mail a check?

Checks can be made out to NCVLI and mailed to: 1130 SW Morrison Street, Suite 240, Portland, OR 97205