Donor Advised Funds or Gifts of Stock

What is a Donor Advised Fund?

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes.

If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the Mother Jones Investigative Fund, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF's sponsoring organization is participating).

How does it work?

  1. Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
  2. Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax free).
  3. Recommend grants to the charities you support, with the option of being recognized or remaining anonymous.

To make a gift through a DAF, click here.

Make a Gift of Stock

A gift of appreciated stock generally offers a twofold tax advantage:

  1. You avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock.
  2. You receive an income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock at the time of the gift.

If you have owned stock for a "long-term" period of time, more than a year, you qualify for these significant tax advantages.

It's easy to make a gift of stock to Mother Jones via the Foundation for National Progress. Ask your broker to transfer the shares to the FNP.

The transfer should be encoded as follows:
Charles Schwab
Schwab One Account
Foundation for National Progress, dba Mother Jones Magazine
Tax ID #: 94-2282759
Account #: 4176-1072
DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40

To make sure that you are properly credited and acknowledged for your gift, it is helpful if you or your broker contact the FNP at (415) 321-1700 to let us know a transfer is taking place.