Gifts of Stock and Securities

Child smiles as clean water flows in Hassansham Camp, Iraq
Child smiles as clean water flows in Hassansham Camp, Iraq. Credit: Tegid Cartwright/Oxfam

To help fund meaningful and effective development programs around the world, consider donating your publicly traded stocks, bond and mutual funds, and take advantage of tax benefits.

Why donate securities?

When you make a gift of securities to Oxfam Canada, you are joining the fight against poverty and equality in a way that has an immediate impact.

By donating publicly-traded securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax you would have to pay if you sold the securities and then donated the proceeds. You will also receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation.

Securities can include:

Stocks, mutual funds, segregated funds, bonds, flow-through shares, and employee stock options.

You can give now, as part of your estate and will plans, or both.

Giving is simple. Consult your financial advisor to decide which investments make the most financial and philanthropic impact, and then ask your broker to transfer your securities to Oxfam Canada by completing the appropriate transfer form.

Also, please notify Oxfam Canada that a gift of securities has been initiated so that we know a gift is on its way and can show our appreciation.

Thank you for considering a gift of securities to Oxfam Canada to further our work.

If you'd like more information on gifts of stock, please contact Rowena Griffiths at 1-613-237-5236 x 2209 or Rowena.Griffiths@oxfam.org

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