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Donate Stocks and Securities

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Donating stocks and securities

A gift of appreciated publicly traded securities is a simple and tax-effective way to support Second Harvest.  

When you donate publicly traded securities (including stocks, bonds, and units of mutual funds or Exchange Traded Funds that are listed on Canadian or U.S. stock exchanges), you are not required to pay tax on the capital gains. You will also get a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of the donated stock.  

The receipt value will be based on the closing trading price on the day that the stocks are received in Second Harvest’s brokerage account. 

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This information is general in nature, does not constitute legal or financial advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. We strongly encourage you to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice before deciding on your course of action.

For more information on making gifts of stocks or securities, please contact our Senior Manager of Philanthropy, Natasha Bowes, or 647-612-6597.

Information for brokers: To ensure your client receives a prompt tax receipt, we ask that you contact our office before transferring stocks.

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