Gifts of Securities


Take advantage of tax benefits by donating appreciated shares or mutual funds.

Donating publicly-traded shares or mutual funds to TFSS offers you a cost-effective way of making a gift. This gift of securities is an opportunity to transform an asset into immediate and significant support for TFSS.

The Benefits

  • The option of donating part of your stock and holding the remainder for personal use
  • You pay no tax on the capital gains that have accumulated on the securities
  • Your charitable tax receipt will reflect the closing market value of the shares on the day which the securities are transferred to TFSS’ brokerage account
  • Knowing that your donation will immediately help improve the health and well-being of our children.

How to Donate Securities

  • It is important to seek the advice of your financial advisor when making a donation of securities including which investments will make the most charitable and financial impact
  • Complete the Gift of Securities Transfer Form. Please note in order to receive a tax receipt, this form must be completed and sent in to the TFSS Finance Department
  • Instruct your broker to transfer your securities directly to the Toronto Foundation for Student Success.

For more information, please contact our Financial Controller at (416) 394-6883 or email

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