Thank you for your generosity!
By your act of worship in giving to the church financially, we are able to live out our missions,
"to love God and invite others to know Jesus."
Giving at CV First
We encourage all of those who are part of our Church family to give—not out of obligation but out of a spirit of worship. Your gifts allow God's work to be done in our midst, in our community, and in the world around us.
CV First accepts donation in accordance with IRS Guidelines. CV First Baptist Church is a qualified 501(c)(3) corporation, EIN 94-1347074.
Contributions may be eligible for a tax deduction. No goods or services are provided in exchange for contributions. Please consult qualified tax and/or legal advisors if you need further information.
Securely Give Online
Your information is held securely by an SSL encrypted connection. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.
Other Ways to Give
Cash or checks for offerings can be placed into one of the three offering boxes located on campus (2 in back of the Narthex, 1 in Fireside) or by mail to the church. Giving envelopes are available at the offering boxes. To receive an annual contributions statement, please mark any envelopes containing cash with your first and last name.
Make checks payable to “CV First” or “First Baptist Church of Castro Valley”. Donations can be marked for: General Fund, Benevolence, Missions, or for a specific fund solicited by CV First, such as Capital Campaign or Staff Gift during December. All donations are assumed to be General Fund unless marked otherwise. Your bank may offer a free Bill Pay service to send one-time or recurring payments directly to CV First.
You may set up online donations as one time or recurring using the payment method of your choice. You can specify the fund, amount, frequency, and an optional ending date. Once you have established a giving account, you will be able to view both offline and online donations through the History Tab.
There are 2 different options:
Text "GIVE" to 510-826-5534 OR
Visit the website at cvfirst.org/give
Stock Holdings – these can be transferred via your broker. CV First will immediately convert any stock donations to cash.
IRA Qualified Charitable Donations – at age 70.5, direct transfers from an IRA to CV First are allowed, resulting in tax benefits, such as fulfilling a Required Minimum Distribution
Wills Trusts or Estates – contact your estate planner or attorney about including CV First in wills, trusts, and estate planning.
Requesting Grants from a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) - This type of fund allows you to donate cash, securities, etc. and request distribution grants to CV First on a one-time or recurring basis.
Giving through Employer Charitable Matching programs. Ask your employer to see if CV First is one of their selected charities to maximize your giving.
*Giving appreciated assets directly or via a DAF may result in significant tax savings due to Capital Gains Laws – please consult your financial adviser for more information.