Turning stock market gains into community investment

Everybody wins when you make a gift of appreciated stock to the Community Foundation. Your gains are put to good use. Your gift of stock is reinvested in your community, and it qualifies for an immediate tax deduction based on the full market value. 

Giving appreciated stock through a community foundation is popular among a range of givers — individual investors, families, entrepreneurs, and even groups of friends who have formed investment clubs. 

By giving stock through your community foundation, you can avoid capital gains taxes that would be due as a result of its sale and establish a charitable fund that benefits the local causes and organizations you care about most. With gifts of appreciated stock, your stock market earnings translate into community impact, so you get a more rewarding return on your portfolio. You can set up a scholarship; support special programs for at-risk youth, senior citizens, or other people in need; address environmental concerns; or support the arts. 

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