Securities can include publicly listed shares, mutual funds, bonds, and flow-through shares.
You can give now, or as part of your estate and will planning.
Why should I donate securities?
By donating publicly traded securities, you:
In most cases, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by donating the securities directly.
Get a Receipt*
Receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation.
Help support patient care and research at our hospital.
Check out the chart below to see the benefit of transferring a gift of securities*:
Sell Securities and Donate Cash
Donate Securities directly to the Foundation
Current Market Value
Capital Gain (diff)
Current Market Value
Taxes paid by donor
Net Cash to Foundation (and tax receipt amount)
* This scenario is based on 2023 tax regulations
How do I donate securities with a broker?
1. Talk to your Financial Advisor
Consult your financial advisor to decide which investments will make the most financial and philanthropic impact.
2. Complete and submit the transfer form
Once you or your broker have completed the transfer form and you’ve signed it, it is ready to be submitted to your Broker for processing. This can take several weeks so plan ahead!
3. Contact Us
Send a copy of the signed and completed transfer form to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will track the progress of the donation and inform our broker.
How do I donate securities if I have a Direct Investing account?
1. Talk to your Financial Advisors
Consult your financial advisors to decide which investments will make the most financial and philanthropic impact. If you use a “direct investing” account, please access their online resources to evaluate their donation process.
2. Complete and submit banking forms
Each financial institution will have their own charitable securities donation form. Please find this form, fill out & sign the form and submit via the financial institution’s instructions for processing (this could include online portal, faxing, or mailing.)
3. Complete and submit TOHF Form
Can I give securities as part of Estate Planning?
The benefit of donating publicly traded stocks and mutual funds through your will further reduces the tax impact on your estate. A donor can indicate in their will that the gift they are making to The Ottawa Hospital should be made via securities.
Canadian Securities: CUID #RTRA Account #210750001
US Securities: DTC #: 901 Agent #80901 DTC account #: 298307 For further credit to account: 210750002
Please work with your broker or financial planner to fill out the TOHF SECURITIES TRANSFER FORM
No. You can also donate without a broker via your financial institution/online platforms. However, a broker can normally help expedite the process as they will work with the back office to ensure your donation is processed properly in a timely manner.
Yes. The same form is used for all forms of securities. TOHF SECURITIES TRANSFER FORM
No. If you sell your securities and donate the payout, you will likely be required to pay capital gains tax. Transferring those same securities directly to the hospital instead typically means the donation is tax-free. This also holds true if your executor sells off investments to fulfil any charitable gifts in your will.
The value of the receipt will be determined by the Fair Market Value of the securities on the date the securities are received in the Foundation’s brokerage account, based on the market closing price for the day. If sold prior to the close of day, the Fair Market Value will be the sale value before commissions. In accordance with our Board Policy, securities will be sold as soon as possible.
The best time to donate is when you’re ready to give. However, with the Federal Governments changes to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) starting on January 1, 2024, it may be beneficial to donate your securities before December 31, 2023. If you are interested in having a tax receipt for a specific tax year, please keep in mind that between September 1 and December 31 is the busiest time of year for donations of securities. We suggest additional time to ensure your donation arrives by the end of the calendar year.
The 2023 Federal Budget introduced new rules for the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) regime that will increase the tax cost for individuals donating publicly listed securities to registered charities. The AMT is a parallel tax calculation that allows fewer deductions, exemptions, and tax credits than under ordinary income tax rules. The taxpayer pays the AMT or regular tax, whichever is the higher.
Currently, no capital gains are taxed on the securities you donate, and you are eligible for 100% of the tax deductions for these gifts. However, starting in January 2024, the following changes will take place for donors earning over $173,000 annually who contribute stocks:
- 30% of capital gains on donated securities will be taxable
- Only 50% of tax deductions can be claimed for gifts of stocks or securities
Yes. By making us aware of your transfer, we can inform our broker that it is coming and monitor the progress. This can help expedite the process.
For more information about donating securities to The Ottawa Hospital, please contact us at email@example.com or by calling Natalee Snell at 613-795-3081.