Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gift of Appreciated Securities Diagram

How It Works

  • You transfer appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares you have owned for one year or more to Defenders of Wildlife.
  • Defenders of Wildlife sells your securities and uses the proceeds to support its students, or to support the program you wish to gift with your support.


  • You receive an immediate income-tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.


Let Us Know


Let Us Know

Bequests left to Defenders are crucial to our ability to protect imperiled species and their habitats for generations to come. Have you included Defenders in your will or other estate plans?