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Bring the power of Wall Street to the heartland when you donate shares of stock to help end hunger.

Help End Hunger With

A Tax-Efficient Stock Donation 

Donating stock or securities to Second Harvest Heartland is a meaningful and effective way to ensure hungry neighbors in our community have enough food to feed themselves and their families. 

We accept stocks, securities and mutual fund shares. You can donate anytime—or specify your stock donation as part of your will or estate plan.

Benefits for Stock Donors

Donating stock makes good financial sense. When you support our food bank with a stock donation, you can:

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value of your stock.
  • Receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. 
  • Skip the commission fees and make an even bigger impact on hunger.

A Smart Option When Stock Appreciates

Subtracting the tax savings from what you originally paid for the stock can result in a gift that costs just pennies on the dollar. Donating is an excellent option for stock that has appreciated substantially in value.



“This stock will help Second Harvest Heartland in a meaningful, effective way to make sure people have enough food to feed themselves and their families.”

- Bob Rustvold, Stock Donor

How to Donate Stock

Your stockbroker will need specific instructions to help donate your shares of stock to Second Harvest Heartland. It’s also important to notify us when you’ve completed your request, to ensure your generous gift is properly connected to you.

Please follow these instructions:

1. Complete this stock donation form
2. Provide one copy to your stockbroker
3. Email or mail a second copy to Second Harvest Heartland:

Second Harvest Heartland
7101 Winnetka Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Questions about donating stock to Second Harvest Heartland? Contact Dylan McNeill at 651-209-7910. For questions related to your specific circumstances, consult your tax professional. 

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Gift of Stock Leaves

Community members Bob and Marion Rustvold raised four children, worked tirelessly, traveled the world—and also dedicated their lives to helping others. A donation of stock to our food bank helps provide nutritious meals to those in need, and a lasting leg

Frequently Asked Questions

Gifting stock to Second Harvest Heartland is easy. Complete this stock donation form and provide copies to your stockbroker and to Second Harvest Heartland. Your stockbroker will initiate the gift directly from your accounts to our food bank. 

No. When you donate stocks, cryptocurrency or other appreciated assets that you’ve held for more than 12 months, you do not pay capital gains tax on the appreciated value. Plus, your can itemize your charitable donation of stock in your tax deductions, just like other charitable gifts. 

No. At Second Harvest Heartland, we process your stock gift commission-free. This ensures your generous support has the maximum possible impact in our community.

You can find all the necessary information to donate stock to Second Harvest Heartland on this stock donation form

Second Harvest Heartland is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS, tax ID number: 23-7417654. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.