82¢ of every dollar is used toward
Epiphany Center’s programs.
source: Audited Financial Statement 2012-2013

Epiphany Centers accepts donations of stock and mutual funds

Have you considered donating securities (stocks and mutual funds) as an alternative to cash? If you itemize your tax deductions and if your securities have been held for over a year, there might be additional tax advantages as well.

If your securities have increased in value since you purchased it, it is better to donate the securities to a nonprofit organization. Benefits when securities have increased in value:

  • When you donate securities that have appreciated in value, you do not have to pay federal or state tax on the capital gains.
  • You deduct the full market value of the securities from your income taxes. Please note that tax laws consistently change, and it is advised to check with your tax advisor.

If your securities have decreased in value since you purchased it, it is better to sell the securities first and then donate the cash. Benefits when securities have decreased in value:

  • When you sell securities at a loss, you’ll be able to utilize the loss to offset capital gains or deduct the capital loss versus income up to $3,000. Please note that tax laws constantly change, and it is advised to check with your tax advisor.
  • You will still be able to deduct the cash donation.

To evaluate the tax advantages available to you, contact your financial or tax adviser. Whether there are tax advantages or not, donating securities may be an alternative.

Donate Today!

To initiate a gift of stock, we ask that you follow the instructions on the Stock Transfer Authorization Form. Please send a copy of the completed form to Epiphany Center Development Office when the transfer is made with your broker via email to info@TheEpiphanyCenter.org.