Gifts of Securities

Gift of Securities

Donations of appreciated securities or mutual funds support CRS’ lifesaving work around the world while offering tax and financial benefits to you, the donor.

  • You are eligible for a charitable income tax deduction on the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on securities you donate that you’ve held for more than one year.
  • Donating securities can help you re-balance your portfolio.

There are two easy ways to make your gift of securities.

  1. Make a gift of appreciated securities to CRS using our secure online platform.
  2. Contact your broker directly to initiate a gift of securities.

Please contact CRS once you've made your gift so we can identify and acknowledge it promptly when it arrives. Donations of securities can take several forms, so we've prepared these Securities Giving Instructions for you and your broker.