Stock Donations

Donating stock is easy and benefits all…

As a resource for our donors, we wanted to show you how easy it is to make a stock donation. With the capital gains tax potentially increasing in 2022, this year stock donations are even more appealing. It’s so simple – and can make your donation go further for Open Doors.

Benefits for donating stock

  • Stock donations can be at least 20% more valuable than selling the stock and donating the proceeds
  • Most donors can claim a tax deduction for the stock’s full value
  • Making your gift can be done in under 10 minutes
  • Safe and secure transactions
For more information or to begin the process of donating stock, Fill Out the Form or Contact Kim Wolfe.

A Smarter Way to Donate

Stock donations are one of the safest, easiest and most effective ways to donate to Open Doors. By giving appreciated stocks you will be provided a substantial tax advantage while maximizing the impact of your gift for Open Doors.

The following breakdown shows you how a stock gift can go further versus turning stock into cash. This is a win for both Open Doors and our donors.

Goal to Give $50,000

Current fair market value$50,000$50,000
Federal capital gains tax$0 $5,000
State capital gains tax$0 $1,500
Amount charity gets $50,000 $43,500
Income taxes avoided due to charitable deduction $21,580 $18,670

The approximate values are based on an assumed value of $25,000 for the original purchased stock, purchased by an individual living in GA at an income level of $250,000. It also assumes all realized gains are subject to the federal long-term capital gains tax rate of 15%, a Net Investment Income Tax of 3.8%, and a marginal Georgia state income tax rate of 6%. It does not take into account other surtaxes or local taxes that may be applicable. The information here is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be construed as providing, legal or tax advice.