Gifts of stocks
A simple and tax-smart way to have an impact.
Support the work of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) by making a gift of your publicly traded stocks, such as mutual funds or bonds. It’s also a tax-smart way to donate: your taxable gains will be 100 per cent eliminated and you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the full value of the gift. Please consult your financial advisor to determine the most tax-effective method of giving for you.
Please note that we changed our brokerage from CIBC to ScotiaMcLeod. Going forward, all gifts of stocks should be made to MSF’s Scotia McLeod account. Please consult the MSF Gift of Stocks Intention Form below for this information.
Complete the intention form
Please send completed intention forms by email or mail. The Gift of Stocks Intention Form details MSF’s ScotiaMcLeod account information. Sending us a completed form allows us to correctly attribute the gift as well as promptly providing your tax receipt.
Mail: 2nd floor, 551 Adelaide St W Toronto, ON M5V 0N8 Canada
Make the gift of stock
Please self-administer the stock or contact your brokerage. Kindly note that sending us a completed Intention Form does not initiate the transfer of stock, as we cannot initiate it for you.
Tax receipt policy
Once we receive the shares, we will send you a receipt for their value. Please expect a delay of 2 to 4 weeks before receiving your receipt while we process the gift. The value of the shares on the receipt will be the value of the day they were received in our account regardless of any delay with receipting. Note that sending us the Intention Form does not initiate the transfer of stock, as we cannot initiate it for you. You must contact your broker or self-administer the stock. Completing this form allows us to correctly attribute the gift and ensures that the transfer process is as smooth as possible. Without a complete form we are unable to issue a tax receipt as per our policy. If a form is not received with your gift, we will identify the gift as Anonymous.
Giving securities at end-of-year
The volume of transfers in November and December from our generous supporters is very high. Please consider holiday closures at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and initiate your transfer as soon as possible. Given these external closures and delays with processing times, any transfers initiated after December 15th cannot be guaranteed a tax receipt dated that year.
Need help right now?
For all questions, please contact us here:
Attn: Carolyn Tso, Major Gifts Coordinator