Gift of Securities

Give a Gift of Securities


Donating publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other securities is a tax-effective way to support Family Services of the North Shore.

Donating securities is easy! The simplest way to make your gift of securities is to have them electronically transferred from your brokerage account to Family Services of the North Shore’s brokerage account.

You will receive a receipt for income tax purposes for the fair market value of the securities on the date they are received in FSNS’ brokerage account. The fair market value is calculated using the closing trading price on the date the shares are received.

For most types of securities you will not be subject to any capital gains tax, making donating securities the most tax-effective way to make your donation.

As with any gift, you may designate your donation of securities for a specific program or you may leave your gift unrestricted, allowing us to direct your money where it is needed most.

To learn more about gifts of securities or to assist you with the process of donating securities please contact our Director of Finance, Vivian Martin at 604-988-5281 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   for personal and confidential assistance.