Gifts of Securities, Stocks, Crypto

Gift of securities, stocks, and crypto currency give you the best tax benefits while helping United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. Make an impact today.

Save On Your Income Taxes & Benefit Your Community

When you donate securities, stocks, or crypto currency, you will benefit on your income taxes as capital gains taxes don’t apply. 

Any capital gains on your appreciated securities that are donated to charity are eliminated and you will receive a tax receipt equal to the value of appreciated securities. 

Reducing your tax burden while making a significant difference in your local community makes for an ideal giving scenario.

How To Donate Securities

  1. Click here to complete the online pledge.
  2. Select United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin (107457053RR0001) as the Charity to support.
  3. Once complete, download the Letter of Direction form. (You will also receive an email confirming all details of your pledge.)
  4. Send the completed Letter of Direction to your broker authorizing the transfer of your shares to CanadaHelps. (It typically takes 1 to 2 working days for the transfer to settle within the CanadaHelps account.)

CanadaHelps will promptly sell the shares and, once the proceeds are received, they will send you a detailed confirmation email with your charitable tax receipt and disburse the proceeds to us.

For more information or assistance with a donation of this kind, please contact Glenna Banda or call 519-821-0571.