Shares and Securities Donation

When you sell appreciated stock, up to 37.1% is taxes. When you donate appreciated stock to E&E, Empower And Excel keeps 100% and you receive the full market value deduction. As a NPO, Empower And Excel do not pay taxes on sale of Stocks/Securities.

Thank you for your interest to grant stock/securities gift contributions to Empower And Excel. Your gifts make our projects more successful.

Gifts of securities may include publicly traded stocks, mutual funds, and stock in non-publicly held companies. To complete your donation, please follow the steps outlined below.

Stock or Mutual Funds Held at a Brokerage Firm


  1. Contact the Empower And Excel to inform of your desire to gift a securities contribution. We will in turn send you the “Securities Gifts form” to fill out.
  2. Please complete this form in its entirety, sign and date.
  3. Send the original form to your brokerage firm requesting to have the stock sent via DTC (Depository Trust Company) electronic transfer to the account of Empower And Excel.
  4. Instruct your securities broker as to the quantity and description of the shares you want transferred to Empower And Excel.
  5. Provide your securities broker with the following information regarding Empower And Excel:
    • Account Name: Empower And Excel
    • Brokerage Firm:
    • DTC Number: 0385
    • Account Number: 4775-8789
    • Tax ID Number: 47-3656395
    • Phone #: 408-755-0405
    • Email:
    • Send a copy of the form to Empower And Excel for follow-up, ATTN: (Treasurer).
  6. Keep a copy for your own records.

Securities at a Bank or other Financial Services Firms

  1. Donors should inquire at the financial services firm what paperwork is required in order to have the stock sent to the Empower And Excel eTrade account.
  2. If the firm can send the stock via DTC then the instructions above will apply.
  3. If the firm cannot, then the donor will have to request that the security be issued via a certificate. The financial services firm will be able to advise as to the most efficient course.

* Special note: If donors are not individuals (i.e. a corporation, etc.) or if the securities being gifted are restricted in some manner, or if there are any questions, please contact the Empower And Excel to discuss the special procedures that may be required.

Securities are Held by You, the Donor

If securities certificate(s) are held by you, you may hand deliver or mail the certificates to the Empower And Excel. A stock power and security release form must be signed and accompany the securities certificate(s) you are gifting.