Thank you for your interest in supporting American Forests!
Gift of Stock
Donating securities to American Forests is a terrific way to support our conservation mission. One benefit of donating appreciated securities, like stock, is that the tax savings enable you to make a gift at less cost than if you were to donate the equivalent amount in cash outright.
How it Works
Donating securities is typically done electronically through your broker. Most brokerage firms will require a letter of intent from you to request the transfer. Letting us know of your intent to donate in advance will ensure that our broker is aware of your gift and is actively looking for it.
Benefits of Donating Stock
- You will receive an 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 securities you donate, providing the securities you use to make your gift have been held by you for more than one year.
- This double benefit means that you can leverage a larger donation by using appreciated securities rather than cash to make your gift.
American Forests is grateful for gifts made though wire transfer. Letting us know that you plan to send a wire transfer in advance will ensure that we are aware of your gift and prepared to acknowledge your support.
Please send wire transfers using the following information:
Bank name: SunTrust Bank
Bank address: 25 Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30303
Title of account (as it appears on the statement): American Forests Operating Account
Account Number: 206666349
SWIFT Code: SNTRUS3A
For questions regarding securities transfer or wire transfer instructions, pease contact Member Services at 202.737.1944 or by email.