Invest in compassion with stock donations to Mercy For Animals.

Invest in Compassion

Gifts of securities, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares, are a great way to support Mercy For Animals. By making a gift of assets that have appreciated you can avoid capital gains tax. In addition to saving on capital gains, you can deduct your gift’s full market value at time of transfer from your income taxMFA's lifesaving work.

Stock and Mutual Fund Donations

Donating stocks or other securities, such as mutual funds and bonds, to MFA is a fantastic way to invest in our lifesaving work. Your generous support through stock donations will go a long way to help fight animal abuse while benefiting you through income tax and capital gains savings.

Your stock donation to MFA entitles you to an income tax deduction of your gift’s full market value at the time of transfer. If you have owned stock for one year or more, and it has appreciated, you can save on the capital gains tax you would pay if you sold the stock yourself. By donating the stock to MFA, the capital gains tax would no longer apply!

To donate stock, simply send your broker a written letter of instruction authorizing the electronic transfer of your shares.

The letter should contain the following:

  • Specification of stock and the number of shares to be transferred from your account (be sure to include your account number)
  • Specification of transfer of stock to MFA’s brokerage account:
    TD Ameritrade Account
    #784-674134DTC #0188
Due to Ameritrade's privacy policy, if a donor or broker does not notify us that they are transferring stock, we will have no way to trace the transfer back to the sender and provide a tax receipt. To confirm transfer and to request a letter of acknowledgment, please contact Kay Lapper, our development associate, at
Sample Letter


If you need guidance in naming Mercy For Animals a beneficiary, we are here to help. Please contact our development department, and one of our staff will gladly walk you through the process.