Donate Stocks

You can transfer your investments to the Archives.

The Archives can now accept gifts of most publicly-traded stocks and securities.

For some, the benefit of donating stocks directly, rather than donating monetary gifts, is that when you donate stocks you can avoid paying capital gains tax on your earnings and you can deduct 100% of the value of your contribution on your taxes.

How to Donate Stocks

The easiest way to gift stock or securities to the Lesbian Herstory Archives is through an electronic transfer (DTC) from your brokerage account to our account. The best way to get this process started is to reach out to your financial advisor and/or brokerage and request a DTC. You’ll also want to get in touch with us by email at and we can provide the additional information that you need in order to complete the transfer.