There are three ways to make a donation of securities: Online, by Physical Delivery or through an Electronic Transfer Authorization.
You can donate stocks via our secure online platform using your smartphone or computer.
If you have physical securities, you may deliver them in person, by registered mail, or by courier to your local ACS office. If they are registered in your name, you will need to provide an Irrevocable Stock/ Bond Power Form.
⬇️ Get Physical Delivery Form
Electronic Transfer Authorization
Your broker can electronically transfer your securities to ACS. Because this request must be made in writing we provide an Electronic Transfer Authorization form.
⬇️ Get Electronic Transfer Form
A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year may provide significant benefits to you as a contributor, such as:
If you have securities that have declined in value over the years and are interested in donating them to charity, you may find it more advantageous to sell the securities first and contribute the proceeds to charity as opposed to donating the securities outright. This strategy should allow you to claim a deduction for both the loss from the sale of the securities as well as the charitable gift.
If you are considering donating stock that is subject to a cash merger or tender offer, it's important for you to note that you will be subject to tax on the capital gain even though the shares were transferred to us before the tender offer became effective.
You should always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement.
Gifts of appreciated securities could provide even greater benefits to you through Planned Giving.