The How-To's of Giving

BCF can accept a wide variety of assets as gifts; instructions for the most common ways of giving are below.

Interested in exploring creative options for giving? Read about gifts of life insurance, retirement assets, and more in the Create a Legacy section.

Stock Transfer

You can transfer securities either via electronic transfer, or by physically sending the paper certificates by registered mail to the Baltimore Community Foundation. 

1. Always notify BCF of your gift

Each time you initiate a gift of stock, regardless of the method chosen, please notify BCF so that we can be sure to apply your gift correctly. Let us know your name, the name of the stock and approximate number of shares, and which fund of BCF you are donating to. 

Contact our Donor Services team by   or call 410-332-4171.

2. Initiate the transfer: (A) electronically or (B) by registered mail

(A) Electronic transfer of stock

Ask your broker to donate the stock to BCF through Wilmington Trust:

Wilmington Trust
Attn: Elisabeth Hudgens

DTC Number: 990
Account Name: Baltimore Community Foundation Gift Account  (Tax ID# 23-7180620)

Account Number: 1014867

(B) Mailing stock certificates

Mail your UNENDORSED certificate(s) in one envelope, and a Stock Power Form and a Stock Waiver Form in a separate envelope, by registered mail, to:

Baltimore Community Foundation
11 East Mt. Royal Avenue, 2nd floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

NOTE: Certificates already registered in the name of the Baltimore Community Foundation do not require either the stock waiver or stock power for execution of the transfer.

If you have any further questions, please contact Donor Services at (410) 332-4171 or by email at

Mutual Fund Shares

To donate mutual fund shares, you will transfer the shares to a BCF gift account in the same mutual fund. Please contact us for specific instructions.

Contact BCF Director of Finance John Muchai by email or call (410)332-4172 ext. 113

Please make your check payable to Baltimore Community Foundation, and note the name of the fund you are donating to in the memo line. 

Mail your check to:
Baltimore Community Foundation
P.O. Box 37422
Baltimore, MD  21298-9388

Wire Transfer

1. Always notify BCF of your gift

Each time you initiate a wire transfer, please notify BCF so that we can be sure to apply your gift correctly. Let us know your name, the amount of your gift, and which fund of BCF you are donating to.

Contact our Donor Services team by   or call 410-332-4171.

2. Direct your wire transfer to

PNC Bank

ABA# 031000053 Account number - 5557245753 

Baltimore Community Foundation, Inc.

Attn: Donna F. Ryan, CTP (202) 835-4986 / 

IRA Charitable Rollover

The IRA Charitable Rollover, now a permanent provision of the Tax Code, allows people age 70½ and older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year to qualified charities, without having to count the transfers as income for federal income tax purposes. Read more about rollover gifts and download a sample letter to your IRA plan administrator.


It's easy to include BCF in your will -- we even have sample bequest language for you to use.

Gifts with Life Income

There are many ways to make a planned gift, some offering life income. Explore how you can Create a Legacy through charitable gift annuities, remainder trusts, lead trusts and more.



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