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Now you can donate stock and mutual fund shares by contacting CBN Planned Giving.

Many people who invested in stocks and mutual funds have been blessed as their investments have increased in value. If those appreciated shares are sold, the owner must pay a Capital Gains tax that can be quite large. But, if the donor has owned the stock for more than a year, and transfers the shares to CBN, the Capital Gains tax is avoided completely. As an added bonus, the full value of the stock becomes a current income tax deduction for the donor.

If, for example, shares of stock that a donor bought for $2,500 are now valued at $10,000, and the donor transfers the stock to CBN before selling it, the result is a $10,000 gift to CBN that actually cost the donor $2,500. The donor is also able to deduct the full $10,000 on their current year's income tax return (see example below).

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Giving Appreciated Shares of Stock
It is wise stewardship to donate stock and mutual fund shares that have increased in value. The following example shows the results of a gift of stock now valued at $10,000, but originally purchased for $2,500:


Shares Sold

Shares Given

Market Value



Original Cost



Tax on Gain


$ -0-

Income Tax Deduction

$ -0-


Income Tax Saved

$ -0-


Gift Value to CBN

$ -0-


(Example assumes shares owned for more than 12 months. Donor is in 28% tax bracket, 20% gains tax rate and 5% state income tax rate. Tax rates may vary from state to state.).

Stock gift calculator


Benefits of giving shares that have increased in value:

  • Help in spreading Salvation to the lost worldwide
  • Avoid income tax on the gain
  • Receive an income tax deduction for full value
  • Making a larger gift at lower cost.

Some people may want to use the income tax deduction from their stock gift to shelter the gain on the sale of other shares. For more information or to discuss the details of gifting shares, call 1-800-333-2373. Tell us your name, phone number and the most convenient time to return your call, or contact us at

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Why We Donate Stock and Mutual Fund Shares to CBN

Many grateful partners who have benefited from the services of CBN Planned Giving have written to thank us. Here are just some of their comments:

"We can't go where the need is to feed the poor, clothe the naked, or preach The Good News, but CBN can---and does. When we donate some of our mutual fund shares to CBN, we know that we are helping to carry out the "Great Commission." In addition, giving stock that has increased in value allows us to give more than we could if we gave cash, and the income tax deduction helps reduce our taxes. So every year we give CBN some stock." Anonymous Donor, Florida

"The knowledge we gained took our fear away. We now have a solid, biblical plan...Thank you so much." Mr. and Mrs. A.W., Macomb, MI

"This ministry gave us an opportunity to get our financial plans together--- plans for the future, based on God's Word." Mr. & Mrs. V., Normal, IL

"I was very blessed by your representatives who helped me to make this decision with confidence an trust." A.G., New Braunfels, TX

"We would like to let you know that we appreciate the help of CBN Planned Giving. Keep up the good work!" Mr. & Mrs. P., Corpus Christi, TX

"You put our hearts at ease. This service is a must. It has blessed us tremendously. Please continue to bless others with this ministry." W.G., Ypsilanti , MI





By Donating Stock and Mutual Fund Shares to CBN, you make it possible for us to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a hurting world---and, you can reduce your Capital Gains Tax.





Reduce your Capital Gains Tax

Deduct the stock's full value as a charitable donation

CBN is able to use the stock's full value to spread the Gospel worldwide.