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Current Gifts


Stocks and Bonds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to KPBS.

Benefits

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Further our mission today

How to make a gift of stocks and bonds

You can electronically transfer stock or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to KPBS. Please contact us using the button below for our electronic transfer instructions.

More on gifts of stocks and bonds

There are special rules for valuing a gift of stock. The value of a charitable gift of stock is determined by taking the mean between the high and low stock price on the date of the gift. Mutual fund shares are valued using the closing price for the fund on the date of the gift.

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Donor Advised Funds

Grants from donor advised funds can be made to "SDSU Research Foundation" - please be sure to write KPBS on the memo line. Our federal tax identification number is 95-6042721 and you can mail checks to our address at:

KPBS Public Media
5200 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

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IRAs (Qualified Charitable Distributions or QCDs)

If you are 70½ or older, you may be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. A qualified charitable distribution (or QCD) from your IRA is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.

Benefits

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization
  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions
  • Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts
  • Help further the work and mission of our organization

How to make a QCD from your IRA

To make a QCD, direct your IRA administrator to issue a check payable to "SDSU Research Foundation for KPBS." Our federal tax identification number is 95-6042721 and checks can be mailed to:

KPBS Public Media
5200 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Please also be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, and "QCD" with your check, so we can give you the proper tax letter.

Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.

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Land/Real Estate


Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch, or commercial property can make a great gift to KPBS.

Benefits

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
  • Leave a lasting legacy to KPBS

How to make a gift of real estate

Your real property may be given to KPBS by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to KPBS. Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.

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Common Gifts