2019 Contribution Deadlines

You can donate many types of assets, such as cash, stocks and more, to your fund at The San Diego Foundation. To be eligible for a yearly tax deduction, you may need to initiate your gift as early as November.


Asset Type Deadline
Mutual Fund Mutual fund donations must arrive to The Foundation by November 22.
Stock Stock donations must arrive to The Foundation brokerage accounts by December 20 at 1:00pm.
Credit Card Credit card donations must be processed by The Foundation by December 31 at 12:00pm.
Cash Cash donations should be hand-delivered to our Liberty Station office by December 31 at 12:00pm.
Check Mail must be postmarked by the U.S. Post Office by December 31.
Grants Grants guaranteed to be postmarked before December 31 must be received by December 19 at 12:00pm.

Contact us at (619) 241-4608 or stewardship@sdfoundation.org with any questions regarding which assets we accept and the time required for acceptance and processing.

Access Your Fund

Assets you can give

The San Diego Foundation accepts a wide range of financial assets.

Donate Cash icon

Donating cash is simple. Donor-advised fund tax deductions include up to 60% of adjusted gross income (AGI) for gifts of cash.

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Wire Transfers
  • Automatic Deposits (One time or recurring)
Donate Stock icon

By donating appreciated securities to your fund, you avoid paying up to 20% in capital gains tax on the sale of non-cash assets.

  • Stocks (publicly traded, private and restricted)
  • Bonds
  • Mutual Funds
  • LLP Shares
  • Private Equity Stakes
  • Partnership Interests
  • Pre-IPO shares
  • Life Insurance
  • Trusts
  • Real Estate
Individual Retirement Account

Do you have required minimum distributions (RMDs) you must withdraw from your IRA before 2019 ends?

To eliminate or reduce the impact of RMD income, consider making a qualified charitable distribution* (QCD) to support impactful programs at The San Diego Foundation.

Contribute Directly to Your Fund

You can set up automatic, electronic deposits from your bank account to your donor-advised fund. Make a one-time deposit, schedule a future deposit or establish recurring contributions. No paper checks required!

To use this tool, log in to your account via our online portal, and click the Give to My Fund link in the left menu.

Make a Deposit

*Federal law does not permit donor-advised funds to accept QCDs. The maximum annual amount that can qualify for a QCD is $100,000.

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Your Giving Team

Simplify your giving by connecting with our experienced staff who understands the technical complexities of charitable giving. Your personal support team will help you manage your fund(s) and give confidently.

Meet the Development and Stewardship Team

Contact us at (619) 814-1332 or stewardship@sdfoundation.org to help with your year-end giving needs.