Gifts of Stock, IRA Distributions, and Donor Advised Funds

Making gifts of appreciated stock, charitable distributions directly from your individual retirement account, or donations from your donor advised fund can reduce your tax liability while increasing your philanthropic impact. These are also all great ways to support the continued work and mission of Save Mount Diablo.

Save Mount Diablo is a 501(c)3 charity with tax ID# 94-2681735. As Save Mount Diablo may not offer legal or tax advice, we recommend that you work with qualified financial and legal advisors before making your gift.

Making a Gift of Stock

How to make a gift:

  1. Please contact Karen Ferriere via email at or 925-407-7551 and provide the following so that we can anticipate and acknowledge your gift.
    • Name of donor, address, and telephone number
    • Name of stock or mutual fund and number of shares to be donated
    • Anticipated date of transfer
    • Restrictions on the purpose of the gift, if any
    • Special instructions, if any
  2. Please provide your stockbroker with the following information to ensure that your gift of stock is delivered to our account:
    Save Mount Diablo
    Tax ID# 94-2681735
    National Financial Services
    Account Name: Save Mount Diablo—Reserve Fund
    Account #: 0BP695602
    DTC#: 0226
    Attn: Steve Baumhoff
    350 California Street, 18th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Phone: 415-705-7187

Giving from Your IRA

If you’re 70 ½ years of age or older, supporting Save Mount Diablo with a gift from your individual retirement account (IRA) may be a great way to give.

A charitable distribution from your IRA (often called a Qualified Charitable Distribution, QCD, or charitable rollover) is a way to make a gift that can benefit you and the charities you support. When a charitable gift is made directly from your IRA to an eligible charity, the dollar amount of the gift may be excluded from your taxable income up to a maximum of $100,000 annually, with some exceptions.

To qualify:

  • You must be 70 ½ years of age or older at the time you make your gift
  • The transfer must go directly from your IRA to Save Mount Diablo to avoid income tax obligation
  • Your total charitable giving from your IRA cannot exceed $100,000 annually ($105,000 in 2024)

In addition, if you are of the age required to take a minimum distribution (RMD), the qualified charitable gifts that you make directly from your IRA can count toward your required minimum distribution for the year.

IRA gifts often arrive to our office without identification, so please contact Samantha Kading at 925-949-4513 or by email at to let us know that your gift is on its way. Please let us know your IRA administrator and the amount of your distribution so that we can easily identify and acknowledge your gift.

Giving from Your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

Donor advised funds (DAFs) are an increasingly popular way of making charitable contributions. This simple and tax-efficient giving vehicle enables individuals to make a contribution to the DAF, receive an immediate tax deduction, and recommend grants from the fund to their favorite charities over time.

Many donors to Save Mount Diablo recommend gifts from their DAFs held at Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and Vanguard Charitable.

If you have a DAF, you can recommend grants directly to support Save Mount Diablo. Simply click the link below to find your fund and initiate your donation recommendation.

Give Now from Your Donor-Advised Fund

Join us to save the remaining natural lands of Mount Diablo!

Make a Donation