Make an Outright Donation that has Even More Tax Benefits
Many donors prefer to make gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or exchange traded funds because it can have a large impact on our mission, while maximizing potential tax benefits by avoiding paying capital gains taxes.
Additionally, the tax deductible amount is based on the stock worth at the time of the transfer, so you could see even more tax benefits with a donation of appreciated securities than you would with cash.
If you would like to transfer your appreciated stocks online, you can use our online tool to walk you through the process in less than 5 minutes. If you prefer to work directly with your broker, follow the instructions on the tool to access our account information or contact us directly at 202-772-0260 or via email.
Important Tip: Don't sell the stock first. Even though you may give us the proceeds as a gift, the IRS will impose capital gains tax on your sale, eliminating the benefits of this arrangement.
If you are considering a gift of stock, it is important that you
contact us so that we can assist you with transfer instructions.