About gifts of stocks, securities, & mutual funds
Many people choose to give stocks, securities, or mutual funds instead of gifts of cash. Giving appreciated assets like these help you avoid paying capital gains taxes, and can give you an income tax deduction for the full value of the gift, if you’ve had the assets for more than one year.
Give appreciated assets now and enjoy the benefits, or add us as a beneficiary of these assets and eliminate estate and inheritance tax, making the most of your gift.
- Gifts of assets can often save you far more on taxes than gifts of cash
- Avoid all capital gains taxes
- Receive an income tax deduction for the value of the assets (if you’ve had them for more than a year)
- Make an immediate impact on our mission
How it works
- Transfer appreciated securities directly to us (and avoid all capital gains taxes).
- Receive a tax receipt for the value of the assets.
- The securities are sold and the funds put directly to use for greatest impact.
More ways to make an impact
Gifts in a will or trust
Donations in your will or trust are (by far) the most popular type of planned gift. Learn more, or get help starting your will (for free!).
Gifting assets not covered by your will — like 401(k) or IRA accounts — may help your heirs avoid unwanted taxes, even if you’re below the estate tax threshold.