Donate Online

Thank you for investing in us. Cornerstone is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (legal name: Cornerstone Advocacy Service). To make a gift online, please fill out the form below or visit Mightycause is a secure online giving platform. 

Other Ways to Donate:

For more information about donating to Cornerstone, please contact Courtney Poja, Director of Advancement, at 952.884.0376 or 

Donate Over the Phone

Please call our office at 952.884.0376 to donate over the phone. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Please let us know if you’d like to set up a recurring gift on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

Send a Check or Cash

Please address your check written out to Cornerstone to:

Attn: Jennifer Smith
1000 E. 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

Give Via your Donor Advised Fund

You can give to Cornerstone via your Donor Advised Fund by designating your gift to Cornerstone Advocacy or mail to the following address.

Attn: Jennifer Smith
1000 E. 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

Donate Stock or Marketable Securities

In most cases, current tax law allows donors to claim the full market value of appreciated assets, such as stock or other securities, as a tax deduction in the year of the gift–effectively avoiding capital gains taxes on long-term holdings.

Cornerstone has partnered with Charles Schwab and is equipped to accept donations of stock and other marketable securities.

What you need from us:

Custodian: Charles Schwab
Account Name: Cornerstone Advocacy Service
Federal ID: 41-1476268
Account #: 4351-6406
DTC#: 0164
Financial Advisor: Guardian Wealth Strategies
Ben Olson or Norma Jo Antolak

What we need from you:

Transfers of securities are made without donor names attached. To ensure a timely and accurate acknowledgement of your generous gift, please contact Courtney Poja with your information at 952-884-0376 or

Make a Planned Gift

If you would like to make Cornerstone part of your charitable giving legacy, please consider including our organization in your estate planning.

If you choose to do so, here is some sample language for a bequest to guide you and your attorney:

“I give, devise and bequeath to Cornerstone Advocacy Service, a Minnesota non-profit corporation _____ (insert sum, percentage, or description of property) to be used for (general purpose or details of specific purpose).”

In order to avoid any possible question that your gift is intended for our organization, please include Cornerstone’s federal tax ID number: 41-1476268.

If you have questions about including Cornerstone in your will, please contact Courtney Poja at or 952.884.0376.

Provide a Grant Referral

We welcome insight and suggestions from our partners and friends. Email our grants coordinator.

Secure a Corporate Match

Many companies will match your financial gift to Cornerstone. Please check with your employer.

Give via United Way

If you would like to make a donation through the United Way, Cornerstone’s designation code is 159.

Donate In-kind Goods

Due to limited storage space, we can only accept items listed below. All items must be new, unused and with tags on. Thank you for thinking of Cornerstone.

We are only able to accept the following items at this time. Last updated August 2023

  • School supplies, especially pencils and notebooks
  • $25-50 gift cards to big-box stores and grocery stores (Walmart, Target, etc.) so we can be flexible in meeting the most immediate needs of our participants

Cornerstone is unable to accept the following items at any time: 

  • Any used or gently-used items
  • Any items with opened or damaged packaging
  • Any items purchased more than one year ago
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Travel-sized / hotel-size personal care items and toiletries
  • Medications
  • Perishable food
Amazon Wishlist

Other items needed include anything currently listed on our Amazon Wishlist which we update regularly to reflect our programs’ and participants’ needs.

Support Survivors

Your tax-deductible donations make a real difference to those affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime.

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Mission & Services

Cornerstone’s continuum of service helps to create communities where individuals and families are safe and children thrive. We advocate, educate and lead the way to social change. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and general crime.

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Minnesota Day One®

A statewide program of Cornerstone, Day One® works to ensure that no call for help goes unanswered so that all in need can find safety and support. Day One connects people to experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking or general crime to help at agencies throughout the state.

Learn more

Call: 1.866.223.1111
Text: 612.399.9995

Please call 911 in an emergency.

Minnesota Crime Victims

Cornerstone’s General Crime Victim Advocacy program assists victims of assault, child abuse, impaired drivers, elder abuse, identity theft, robbery, homicide and other crimes. We also can connect you to crime victim agencies through Minnesota via our statewide Minnesota Crime Victim Support Line.

Learn more

Call: 1.866.385.2699
Text: 612.399.9977

Please call 911 in an emergency.

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