Stock Donations to Verified Voting

Gifts of securities offer significant tax advantages for supporters of Verified Voting and are easy to make
Click here to make a stock gift or contact us at the number below for more information:

John DeCock
Executive Director
415-320-7736
johnd@verifiedvoting.org

Why Make A Stock Gift?

Most people are surprised to learn just how simple it is to donate appreciated securities. If you hold stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have risen in value, and you have held them long term (more than one year and one day), you can consider using them to make a gift.

Why might a stock gift be right for you? First, a donation of appreciated securities qualifies you for a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the security on the gift date. This amount may be generally deductible up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income (always consult your tax advisor about your specific situation). When you transfer the securities directly to Verified Voting Foundation, you won’t incur capital gains tax. This allows you to gain a greater tax benefit than if you simply sold the securities yourself and donated the cash from the sale. Consistent with regulations covering stock gifts, Verified Voting Foundation receives the stocks then sells them and uses the proceeds to fund our work. It’s that simple. There is no minimum donation for an outright gift of stock.

Just follow the simple directions below:

Donating Stocks

Stock gifts can be directly transferred to our account at Charles Schwab. There are two accounts, one for Verified Voting Foundation (tax deductible) and one for VerifiedVoting.org (non-tax deductible). The account information for each account is shown below:

Verified Voting Foundation Securities Broker:
Charles Schwab
PO Box 52114
Phoenix, AZ 85072-2114
800.435.4000
DTC #: 0-164
Our account #: 9148-7174
Verified Voting Foundation
Federal Tax ID#: 20-0765743
Account type: Corporation
501(c)(3) Tax-Deductible
VerifiedVoting.org Securities Broker:
Charles Schwab
PO Box 52114
Phoenix, AZ 85072-2114
800.368.2704
DTC #: 0-164
Our account #: 6258-8777
VerifiedVoting.org
Federal Tax ID#: 20-0665713
Account type: Corporation
501(c)(4) Non Tax-Deductible

1. Provide written gift instructions to your bank or broker.

A sample communication might read:

“I wish to make a donation of “x” shares of “XYZ” Corporation. Please transfer the stock to Verified Voting Foundation via DTC as follows:” (Here you will provide the account information shown above, depending on whether your gift is to Verified Voting Foundation or Verified Voting.org).

2. Please send a copy of this correspondence Verified Voting Foundation:

By email: stockgifts@verifiedvoting.org

By regular mail:

Verified Voting Foundation
PO Box 4104
Carlsbad, CA 92018

or by fax to 760-841-1880

3. Questions?

Contact John DeCock at stockgifts@verifiedvoting.org or call 415-320-7736