Donate Stock to Make-A-Wish International

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Your charitable giving just got easier! Donating stock is an effective and tax efficient way to help you achieve your philanthropic goals, and help so many children with critical illnesses worldwide.

Making a stock donation to support Make-A-Wish International enables us to create strength, hope and transformation in a child and a community. When children are living with a critical illness, so much of normal childhood is taken away from them. A wish gives a child the opportunity to look outside their illness and gives hope back to them and their family. Support Make-A-Wish International by making a charitable gift in stock. We accept donations in publicly traded, domestic common stocks.

Make-A-Wish Foundation ® International is an Arizona nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Identification Number (EIN): 86-0726985

How can I donate stock to Make-A-Wish International?

Donating stock is safe and easy. Using the widget on this page, making a charitable gift is a quick five-step process:

1. Select your stock ticker and confirm the company name in the widget
2. Enter the gift amount
3. Type in your email and address info for the receipt
4. Enter your brokerage account information

5. Virtually sign & make your gift!

Upon making a donation, 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 safely and typically within 6-8 business days with The Giving Block in partnership with Renaissance Charitable Foundation. Processing times can be longer during December.

Why does Make-A-Wish International accept stock?

Stock fundraising is a critical donation revenue driver for nonprofit organizations like Make-A-Wish International.

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. Studies show that nonprofits that accept noncash assets typically grow 50% faster than those that do not and they grow 66% faster when they accept non cash securities such as stock.

Donating stock is also one of the most tax-efficient ways for individuals to support causes that matter to them. 

Which stocks do you accept?

We currently accept publicly traded, domestic common stock.

We are continually in the process of adding support for new assets to donate, so please check back soon for more giving options.

Are stock donations tax-deductible?

Yes! Stock donations are one of the most tax-efficient ways to give to charity. Your stock donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law; if you pay taxes in the U.S. 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?

Thank you for your interest in supporting Make-A-Wish International. To contact us about making a stock donation, please send us an email at [email protected] with the subject line, “Stock Donation.”