To open an account, the minimum initial contribution is $25,000 and the minimum additional contribution is $5,000. Contributions initiated through Vanguard.com, in good order, prior to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, can be processed the same business day. All other contributions must be received, in good order, by 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, to be processed the same business day.

Cut-off time for contributions initiated via vanguard.com (Eastern)

4:00 p.m.

Cut-off time for all other contributions (Eastern)

1:30 p.m.

Contribution Deadlines for 2019

Below is a quick reference guide to ensure you don't miss one charitable moment. The dates below show when your year-end contributions should be initiated. Click on Show More to view step-by-step instructions for contributing assets.

How to contribute with electronic form

 

  1.  Log in to your Vanguard.com account.
  2.  From the My Accounts menu, click Tax Center.
  3.  Click the Vanguard Philanthropic Center.
  4.  Initiate a contribution to your Vanguard Charitable account.

 

How to contribute with paper form

 

  1. Log in to your Vanguard.com account.
  2. Click Contribute.
  3. Select Assets Held at Vanguard.

 

If you are ineligible to authorize electronically, additional paperwork may be required. We recommend initiating the transaction sooner.

How to contribute with electronic form

 

  1. Log in to your Vanguard Charitable account.
  2. Click Contribute.
  3. Select Assets held outside Vanguard.
  4. Follow prompts to initiate the transaction.
  5. Use the Letter of Authorization form to initiate the transfer of ownership to Vanguard Charitable from the financial firm that actively holds the asset.

 

How to  contribute with Paper form

 

  1. Print, complete and send the Make a Contribution form to Vanguard Charitable.
  2. Use the Letter of Authorization form to initiate the transfer of ownership to Vanguard Charitable from the financial firm that actively holds the asset.

How to contribute with electronic form

 

  1. Log in to your Vanguard Charitable account.
  2. Click Contribute.  
  3. Select Assets held outside Vanguard.
  4. Follow prompts to initiate the transaction.
  5. Read and use the information in the Delivery Instructions form to initiate the transfer of ownership to Vanguard Charitable from the financial firm that actively holds the asset.

 

How to  contribute with paper form

 

  1. Print, complete and send the Make a Contribution form to Vanguard Charitable.
  2. Read and use information in the Delivery Instructions form to initiate the transfer of ownership to Vanguard Charitable from the financial firm that actively holds the assets.

How to  contribute with Electronic form

 

  1. Log in to your Vanguard Charitable account.
  2. Click Contribute.
  3. Select, Check or Electronic Bank Transfer.
  4. Follow prompts to initiate the transaction.
  5. Instruct your bank to send the EBT to Vanguard Charitable.

 

How to  contribute with Paper form

 

  1. Print, complete and send a Make a Contribution form to Vanguard Charitable.
  2. Instruct your bank to send the EBT to Vanguard Charitable.

How to contribute with electronic form

 

  1. Log in to your Vanguard Charitable account.
  2. Click Contribute.
  3. Select, Wire, and follow prompts to initiate the transaction.
  4. Print, complete and send any paperwork requested.
  5. Instruct your bank to wire the funds to Vanguard Charitable.

 

How to contribute with paper form

 

  1. Print, complete and send the Make a Contribution form to Vanguard Charitable.
  2. Instruct your bank to send the Electronic Bank Transfer to Vanguard Charitable.

How to contribute with electronic form

 

  1. Log in to your Vanguard Charitable account.
  2. Click Contribute.
  3. Select, Check1, or Electronic Bank Transfer.
  4. Follow prompts to initiate the contribution.
  5. Print, complete, and mail any paperwork requested, along with your check, to Vanguard Charitable.

 

How to contribute with paper form

 

  1. Print, complete and send Make a Contribution form, along with your check to Vanguard Charitable, P.O. Box 9509, Warwick, RI, 02889-9509. Or send overnight/registered to 2670 Warwick Ave, Warwick, RI, 02889-9509

 

Please contact us with any questions.

How to contribute with electronic form

 

  1. Log in to your Vanguard Charitable account.
  2. Click Contribute.
  3. Select Stock Certificate1, and follow prompts to initiate the contribution.
  4. Print, complete, and mail any paperwork requested, along with the properly endorsed, original stock certificate.
  5. Print, complete and mail a Letter of Authorization form, which is required with a medallion signature guarantee.

 

How to contribute with paper form

 

  1. Print, complete, and mail the Make a Contribution form to Vanguard Charitable, along with the properly endorsed original stock certificate.
  2. Print, complete and mail a Letter of Authorization form, which is required with a medallion signature guarantee.

Contributions of complex assets (restricted stock, hedge funds, private equity investments, bitcoin, insurance policies, etc.) may vary in processing times. Complex assets are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Call 888-383-4483 or email us to discuss your asset.

Granting deadlines - 2019 year-end

Because of the high volume of year-end granting, we request that all 2019 grant recommendations be entered by December 6, 2019, to be processed by the end of the current calendar year.2 We will do our best to process grant recommendations submitted after December 6 as soon as possible. To ensure your grant recommendations are processed by the end of the calendar year, please submit grant recommendations as early as possible.

 

Please consult your tax advisor for questions about your personal tax situation.

3 tips to optimize giving

We want you to get the most from your charitable generosity. Here are three simple tips to ensure your charitable dollars are working hard for you and the charity you want to support.

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Giving non-cash gifts to charity is a tax-effective way to reallocate a portfolio, reduce capital gains, or minimize taxable income to support your overall financial strategy.

Right tool for the right job makes all the difference. Is a donor-advised fund the right giving tool for you?

Recommending unrestricted grants at year-end may allow charities to support the most critical needs, which can increase your charitable impact.

Footnotes

  1. To ensure a year-end tax deduction, all checks and stock certificates sent via mail must be USPS-postmarked by December 31 the same year. We highly recommend obtaining a post office receipt. Proof of send from a different carrier, such as UPS or FedEx, does not qualify as valid documentation for a year-end tax deduction.
  2. In the event a grant requires extensive due diligence, we may not be able to guarantee grant issue by year-end, even if the grant recommendation is submitted by December 6. Complex grant recommendations should be submitted as soon as possible.
 

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