Donate Stocks and Mutual Funds

Why Donate?

A great benefit of donating stock is that you receive charitable donation credit for tax purposes for the full face value of the stock. This is especially valuable if the stock has appreciated significantly since you purchased it. Donating stock also allows you to avoid capital gains tax.

How Do I Donate Shares of Stocks to Charity?

Securities can be gifted to Children’s Defense Fund by electronic transfer, in which your broker transfers shares using Children’s Defense Fund’s DTC number. You must contact your broker to begin this process. The information you need to make a stock donation through your broker is included below.

Morgan Stanley
DTC 0015
Children’s Defense Fund Account Number: 067-110923-221

To contact Morgan Stanley with additional questions about a donation to Children’s Defense Fund, please contact Financial Advisor Daniel Welch at (202) 292-5337 or

If you’d prefer to speak to someone at Children’s Defense Fund directly, please contact KC Ortiz at (202) 662-3654 or