Donate - Make a Gift of Securities

Your donation will…

Create something unique that will have a profound impact on our community life and benefit generations to come.

Create a place where…

  • A young parent is able to park close to the library and have easy access with a stroller.
  • A teen is tutored and does homework after school.
  • An entrepreneur can work and potentially create companies and new jobs for Marin.
  • An older adult or person with mobility issues can have easy ADA-compliant building access using a walker or wheel chair.

Address existing Larkspur concerns and limitations through..

  • Fully accessible ADA facility
  • Adjacent parking
  • All required seismic and fire safety features
  • Sustainable design and green infrastructure
  • Integration of technology,  physical media and programs

This is an exciting opportunity for community engagement in a vital community asset. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!

Make a Gift of Securities

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is quick, surprisingly simple and may provide you with significant tax benefits.

There are three easy steps to giving:

Step 1

Send us an e-mail at  to give us your name, address and gift information.

Step 2

Send your broker this stock transfer information. Please ask them to provide your name with the stock transfer.

    • The Commons Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions to TCF are eligible for charitable deductions within the limits prescribed by US law.
    • TCF Tax ID (EIN)                47-4561272
    • Account number               Z40-008435
    • DTC number                       0226

Step 3

The Commons Foundation will sell the stock and send a you tax receipt using the contact information you provide.  Your gift of securities to TCF is valued at an average of the low and high trading prices on the date of the gift. 

You receive the potential deduction for the amount of the charitable donation, and you don’t pay capital gains tax on the sale.