A Tax-Savvy Way to Benefit from Growing Assets

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are popular assets to use when making a gift to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). Making a gift of securities or mutual funds offers you the chance to support our work while realizing important benefits for yourself.

When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds in support of our mission, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You may also be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.

Securities are most often used to support AWF in the form of:

An outright gift. When you donate securities to AWF, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20%.

A transfer on death (TOD) account.* By placing a TOD designation on your brokerage or investment account, that account will be paid to one or more persons or charities after your lifetime.

Additional ways to fund your gift:

*State laws govern transfer on death accounts. Please consult with your bank representative or investment advisor if you are considering this gift.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Karen Cooper, Senior Manager Donor Engagement, at 401 578 7331 or kcooper@awf.org for additional information on appreciated securities.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include AWF in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID. Contact AWF's stock broker to get started.

Legal name: African Wildlife Foundation
Address: 1100 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20003 USA
Federal tax ID number: 52-0781390

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Federal Tax ID Number: 52-0781390