Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to the Georgia Baptist Foundation.
Gift of Stock and Bonds
Benefits of Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
- Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock
- Receive a charitable income tax deduction
- Support expanding Kingdom work ministries
How to make a Gift of Stocks and Bonds
By electronic transfer - Please contact us for instructions on how you can transfer stock or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to the Georgia Baptist Foundation.
By certified mail - If you hold securities in certificate form, you will need to mail two envelopes separately to complete your gift. In the first envelope, place the unsigned stock certificate(s). In the other envelope, include a signed stock power for each certificate. You may obtain this power from your broker or bank. Please remember to use certified mail.
More on gifts of stocks and bonds
There are special rules for valuing a gift of stock. The value of a charitable gift of stocks is determined by taking the mean between the high and low stock price on the date of the gift. Mutual fund shares are valued using the closing price for the fund on the date of the gift.
Our goal is to offer you the best, God-honoring solution for your financial legacy. If you have any questions about this or any other giving solution, please feel free to contact us. It would be our privilege to assist you and answer any questions you may have.