Donate Stock

Why Donate Stock to Anti-Cruelty?
Donating stock is safe and easy! By donating appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds shares that have been owned for more than one year, you can receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift. We accept donations in publicly traded, domestic common stocks.

Upon donating stock, you will receive an email notification that your gift is being processed. In some circumstances, you may need to take action with your broker. The email will have instructions on any next steps.

Charitable donations of stock are processed within 6-8 business days with The Giving Block in partnership with Renaissance Charitable Foundation. Processing times can be longer in December.

Frequency asked questions:
Why does Anti-Cruelty accept stock?

With over 60% of Americans owning stock and billions in stock donated to US charities every year, stock donations can make a wide-reaching impact through philanthropy.

Are charitable donations of stock tax-deductible?
Yes. Donating stock is one of the most tax-efficient ways for individuals to support causes that matter to them. Stock donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. By making a charitable gift, you may also be eligible to significantly reduce what you would otherwise owe in capital gains taxes.
As with any tax-related questions, be sure to consult with a qualified, professional tax advisor.

I need assistance with my donation. How can I get in touch?
To contact us about making a stock donation, please email our development team at or call 312-645-8200. A member of our team will assist you. Please have available:

  • Your name and address (or that of the donor)
  • Name of stock to be transferred
  • # of shares or approximate value of the stock