Donating Stocks and Securities

A gift of appreciated publicly traded securities is a simple and tax-effective way of supporting Second Harvest.

When you donate publicly traded securities (including stocks, bonds, and units of mutual funds that are listed on the Canadian or U.S. stock exchanges) you are not required to pay tax on the capital gains. You will also get a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of the donated stock.
The receipt value will be based on the closing trading price on the day that the stocks are received in Second Harvest’s brokerage account.

Download our Transfer Form

We’re here if you have any questions

For more information on making gifts of stocks or securities, or via wire or electronic funds transfer, please contact:

Natasha Bowes
Senior Manager, Philanthropy
Tel: (647) 612-6597

Corey Smith
Vice President, Philanthropy
Tel: (416) 420-5510 

Information for Donors:

To ensure your client receives a prompt tax receipt, we ask that you contact our office before transferring stocks.

This information is general in nature, does not constitute legal or financial advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. We strongly encourage you to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice before deciding on your course of action.