Stock and Mutal Funds
Gifts of appreciated securities can provide greater tax benefits than an equivalent cash gift. Please notify us with your intent to donate in this way with your name, contact information, stock name, and the number of shares. We will provide you with instructions for your broker.
Donor Advised Funds
We accept one-time or recurring contributions through donor-advised funds. Per IRS regulations, grants from donor-advised funds cannot be used in situations where the donor receives a benefit, such as event tickets or membership.
Many employers will match donations! If your company offers this benefit, your Franklin Fund gift or the tax-deductible portion of your membership (Friends Circle level and above) may be doubled. Ask your HR department for instructions; mail forms to: The Franklin Institute, Development Department, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.