NAP Tax Credits

We have received state tax credits again this year for gifts made on or after July 1, 2014.  Please contact Tracy Fick at 757-456-2366, ext. 504 if you would like to take part in the Neighborhood Assistance Program this year.  Thank you for your generosity!

The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) provides state income tax credits as incentives for individuals and businesses to contribute directly to approved nonprofit organizations who serve the impoverished. Contributions may be in the form of cash, goods, stock, real estate, professional services, contracting services and rent/lease of space.  Individual contributions are limited to cash or marketable securities. In return for their contributions, businesses and individuals receive credits that may be applied against their state income tax liability.

In 1981, Virginia’s General Assembly created the program to provide tax incentives to individuals and businesses to encourage participation in helping to alleviate poverty.

How Does NAP Work?

Individuals contributing to an approved NAP organization may receive a state tax credit of 65 percent of their cash donation. Catholic Charities is asking donors to make a gift of 50% more than the tax credit they will receive to maximize the support for our progams for the poor and low-income families we serve.  No tax credit will be issued for contributions of less than $1,000 (minimum) or in excess of $125,000.00 (maximum) per tax return, per taxable year.

Tax credits may be available to a business making a donation of at least $1,000.

Example for a donation made to Catholic Charities through the NAP program:
Minimum - $1,000 donation X .50 = $500 tax credit
A donor makes a gift of $1,000 and receives a 65% credit on $769 of their donation equalling $500.

Tax credits may also be available to individuals or married couples donating cash or marketable securities directly to approved NAP organizations.

You may also be eligible for a federal tax deduction.  Please consult your tax advisor.

For information about the NAP Program, you may go online to: (see the link below) or if you would like to make a donation using NAP credits, please contact the Director of Development or call 757-456-2366 Ext. 504.

Support Groups Available

Dealing With Grief & Loss

Support groups are available both day and evening for those experiencing the pain of grief and loss. Please contact Kelle Watson at 467-7707 or for more information.

Beyond the Warfront

A group for military members and/or their significant others. There are no age requirements and meetings are held at the Naval Air Station Oceana Education Support Center on base.  Please contact Marcela Osorio at 467-7707 or

No Spouse Left Behind

This group provides a 9-week support experience for spouses of military men and women. Topics related to the stressful lifestyle of having a deployed spouse will be highlighted, including single-parenting, and tools to reduce anxiety and depression. For more information, contact Anna Daugherty at 757-467-7707 or

Body Image Concerns? Self-Esteem Issues?

ImageCARE is an eight week group for women of all ages who are struggling to maintain a healthy body image and are looking for resources and support to help them heal. Please contact Susan Melnyk at 757-467-7707, or for more information.

Back to Work Group

The Back to Work Group will provide an 8-week program designed to get your job search back on track. The group will be facilitated by a professional with more than 20 years of human resources experience. Please contact Rebecca Wirt at 757-875-0060, or to register.


Shop Amazon Smile

Shop Amazon Smile and support Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia (CCEVA) every time you shop.  Simply click on the link to go to Amazon Smiles and choose Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia as your charity and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to CCEVA.  It costs you nothing and benefits so many families in our community facing hardships.  Thank you for your support!

Who We Are

Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life. In order to remain faithful to our mission, Catholic Charities is guided by these core values: Respect, Compassion, Competence and Stewardship.

Contact CCEVA

CCEVA Administrative Office:
5361-A Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: 757.456.2366
Fax: 757.456.2367

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One who receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increase to the Lord.

Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, USCCB