IRAs, Stocks, and Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing giving method and tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations.

Smart Giving from Your IRA

More NHS supporters are turning to this type of giving to benefit our mission and their taxes.

You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000 per year) from your IRA to a qualified charity, such as NHS, without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD for short).

Putting Stock into Our Mission

Stock gifts present a great opportunity to support the Nebraska Humane Society’s lifesaving work and make a greater impact than you ever thought possible.

Do you own appreciated stock? When you donate appreciated stock, held for at least one year, NHS receives the full value of the stock, and you avoid paying capital gains tax (which can be as high as 20%). You receive the same income tax savings you would if you wrote a check but eliminate capital gains taxes.

Ready to make a stock gift?

See stock transfer instructions.

Grant their wish of a forever home through your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

Simplify your giving and support the lifesaving work of NHS for years to come!

A DAF, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to qualified charities like the Nebraska Humane Society. DAF allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

NHS is proud to be a resource and partner to several of the Unites States’ largest Donor Advised Fund sponsor organizations and their philanthropic services teams. Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation through the DAF Direct Window directly below.


Please contact us with any questions you may have about contributing through your IRA, donating stocks or bonds or making a gift from your DAF. Email us at, or contact Sara Quandt at 402-905-3486.

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