Non-Cash Giving

Non-Cash Giving

We make non-cash giving simple. Stock, Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)—We’ve got you covered.


There has been volatility in the market this year, and while many are concerned about losses in their portfolios, most investors are still holding highly appreciated stock. Donating appreciated stock remains one of the most tax-smart giving strategies. You can eliminate the capital gains tax – 15% or 20% – depending on your income level.

Here are ACF’s Stock Transfer Instructions. This form will notify ACF of your intent to make a stock gift and provide the instructions you/your broker needs in order to transfer the shares. 

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from IRA

If you own Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), you are required to take “Required Minimum Distributions” each year beginning at age 72, whether or not you need or want the income. These distributions often cause an increase in your income taxes. 

A Qualified Charitable Distribution permits you and your spouse to each transfer up to $100,000 from an IRA to a qualified charity instead of taking a Required Minimum Distribution, thereby avoiding the income tax hit. 

Although the IRS does not permit Qualified Charitable Distributions to donor-advised funds, QCDs may be designated to any qualified charitable organization, including Arlington Community Foundation. They can can be used to support other types of funds at ACF, like a scholarship, field of interest, or designated fund. 

If you have any questions about non-cash giving, or charitable giving in general, send us an e-mail at or call us at 703-243-4785.