Donate Securities

The Spire also accepts gift of securities; including stocks, mutual funds and bonds. A gift of publicly traded securities means you eliminate the capital gains tax that you would have to pay if you sold the securities and then donated the proceeds. Plus, you will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation. 

Giving Options

Donate through the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area

Download the following two forms and follow the instructions on Form 1.

Form 1 Form 2

Donate through Canada Helps

Use the form on this page.

Contact The Spire for more assistance

Gifting publicly traded securities

Generally, when you gift property, the property is deemed to have been disposed of at fair market value (FMV).  As such, you may realize taxable capital gains if the property has increased in value since you first acquired the property. The capital gains triggered when donating securities may be eliminated in some cases if you donate the securities in-kind.  In order to qualify for the elimination of capital gains, the donated securities can be:

  • shares, debt obligations or rights listed on a designated stock exchange;
  • mutual funds;
  • interest in related segregated funds;
  • Government of Canada or provincial government bonds.

Donate through Canada Helps

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613.542.9616 ex. 202

82 Sydenham Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3H4

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