Year End Charitable Solutions

Are you planning to make a charitable gift in 2023? We can help.

Ways We Can Help With Your Year-end Giving

Start a Donor Advised Fund

A donor advised fund (DAF) accepts a variety of assets and offers you the convenience of supporting charitable organizations when and where you choose.

Start a DAF

Stock transfers

If you plan to use securities for charitable gifts, you are encouraged to make your request of gift transfers from your advisor well in advance of December 31st in order to meet the deadlines of different brokerage firms. Stock transfer instructions and staff assistance are available.

Stock Transfer Instructions

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a charitable gift directly from a taxable IRA and potentially avoid being pushed into a higher tax bracket

Qualified Charitable Distributions

Give to the Basic Needs Fund

Double your impact! Help ensure grant resources are available for basic material needs in Greater New Haven — now and in the future. Gifts to the Basic Needs Fund are now being doubled through a match.

Give to Basic Needs

Give to a local nonprofit

Looking for a local nonprofit to support? Go to to search hundreds of nonprofits by keyword or issue area. Learn more about their programs, who they serve and the leadership behind the organizations.

Do you have a Fund at The Community Foundation and want to make a gift?

Donor Central


The Community Foundation staff is available to personally assist you with your charitable giving through the end of the year. Gifts by check postmarked by Dec. 31 will be attributed to 2023 for tax purposes.

    Please note that on Friday, December 31, our development staff can be reached through 5:00 p.m.

    Erica Bradley
    Manager of Community Philanthropy

    Sharon Cappetta, CAP®
    Director of Development

    Linda M. Estacion, CAP®
    Director of Donor Services and Development Operations

    Liana Garcia, MS, PMP, CAP®
    Director of Gift Planning

    Dotty Weston-Murphy, CAP®
    Sr. Vice President, Development and Donor Services