Donate - Make a Gift of Securities

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.