Open Collective Foundation is able to receive donations of public stock on behalf of hosted initiatives.
Normally when you sell stock, you have to pay capital gains tax. But if you donate it to a tax-exempt nonprofit, it can be sold tax-free. So everyone wins: the donor gets tax benefits, and the initiative gets a donation to support its mission.
How it works
The owner of the public stock transfers it to OCF
OCF sells the stock as soon as it comes in
The proceeds are credited to the initiative's balance
How to donate stock
First, contact us to let us know about the stock donation.
Then, instruct your broker to transfer the stock to:
DTC Clearing Number 0015
FBO Open Collective Foundation
A/C Number: 119-013845-027
Are there extra fees?
No, the proceeds will be credited to the initiative less only OCF's normal hosting fee that is applied to all incoming contributions.
Can I donate private equity?
No, OCF is only able to accept public stock that can be immediately sold on the market.