Deciding What To Give

We commonly receive gifts in the form of cash, checks, and electronic transfers. Cash gifts can be convenient for many people and are easily recorded through receipts and bank records. Remember that it is important to save all receipts for tax purposes.

Many supporters choose to make their charitable gifts in forms other than cash. Popular examples include:

  • Securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds)
  • Retirement plan distributions
  • Life insurance policies
  • Real estate
  • Other items of value (jewelry, artwork, collections, antiques, automobiles, etc.)


See a more complete list of assets you can give.