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Gifts of Appreciated Securities

A donation in the form of appreciated stock or securities provides the donor with two important tax advantages. First, you are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the stocks at the time of the donation, provided you have owned them for a year or longer. Additionally, you avoid any potential tax on the capital gains.


Give through a Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a simple, flexible and tax-efficient way to make a gift. The funds, which are sponsored by public charities, allow you to make a contribution to CFCS directly from your fund account.

If you already have a DAF with Schwab Charitable, Fidelity Charitable, or BNY Mellon, use the widget below to designate your gift to CFCS.


Click below to learn more about each of these DAFs:

Many CFCS donors also provide Donor-Advised Funds from giving accounts established at The Boston Foundation; for more information click here.

For more information on making a gift of stock or donor-advised funds, please contact the Advancement Office at donate@helpfamilies.org or 617.876.4210.