Donor Privacy Policy

Community Voices Heard is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We have developed this privacy policy to ensure our donors that their information will not be shared with a third party unless specifically with their permission. In aligning with our mission, we believe that by protecting the privacy of our donor information, Community Voices Heard builds public trust. CVH uses financial support from its donors to fulfill our mission and we strive to earn the trust of our donors by taking measures to effect transparency and accountability to the public at all times, while respecting the desire of any donors who wish to remain anonymous. 

Confidentiality of Personal Information of Donors

Community Voices Heard and its employees are responsible for maintaining records of all personal information of donors. Every reasonable precaution shall be taken to protect and preserve the confidentiality of such personal information. CVH values and respects its donors’ right to privacy and is committed to ensuring that donors personal information is used only for the purpose for which it is collected and in accordance with donors’ intent. 

Donors’ personal information is collected to establish and maintain CVH’s relationship with donors and to identify donors’ preferences and expectations. The information is also used to analyze giving patterns, process gifts and provide donors (if requested) with documentation of their charitable contribution.  In addition, personal information is used to publicly recognize and thank donors for their generosity.   

Community Voices Heard only uses and discloses personal information with donor permission. Donors who wish to avoid any disclosure of their contributions may inform CVH when making a pledge or gift. This request for anonymity shall be honored unless and until a donor informs CVH otherwise. In the absence of a donor’s written request for anonymity, CVH, at its discretion, may recognize and publicize a donor’s contribution. 

Gift Acknowledgement and Recognition

Community Voices Heard recognizes donors’ contributions by various means in a tasteful and appropriate manner, respecting the desire of those donors who wish to remain anonymous. Gifts accepted by CVH regardless of value or form, shall be acknowledged in writing to the donor and in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code and US Income Tax regulations. 

Transparency of Resource Allocation and Fiduciaries

Information regarding the manner and purposes in which CVH resources are allocated shall be made readily available to donors through our most recent financial statements and IRS form 990 as well as the Annual Report.