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Donating stocks, bonds, and mutual funds

An impactful and easy way to save bonobos and reduce your taxes.

A Powerful Way to Give

When you make a gift of appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds to Friends of Bonobos, you will have an immediate impact on the lives of the bonobos at Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary. You will also ensure the protection of rewilded bonobos and their habitat at Ekolo ya Bonobo Community Reserve.

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Making a gift of your appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to Friends of Bonobos also saves you money on taxes.

You avoid paying capital gains tax and may also be eligible for a charitable income tax deduction.

Here’s an example of how you and the bonobos benefit from your gift of an appreciated asset.* When you give an appreciated asset valued at $100,000 with a tax basis of $50,000, you will avoid $7,500** in capital gains tax and may receive a tax deduction totaling $24,000*** for your charitable gift. 

*Figures may vary based on the income tax laws in your state.

**Calculation is based on a 15% long-term capital gains tax rate.

***Calculation is based on a 24% federal income tax bracket.

As always, we recommend that you consult your tax or financial professional for advice before making charitable donations.

Ready to make a stock gift?

Making a gift of appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds is easy with the help of your tax or financial professional.


To donate stock to Friends of Bonobos, please instruct your broker to contact:

Colleen Bonafilia

Senior Registered Client Service Associate

Pacific Blue Heron Group at Morgan Stanley

2011 NW Myhre Road Suite #301

Silverdale, WA 98383

Phone: +1 360 613 1996

Text: +1 360 328 7655

Toll-Free: +1 800 447 6021

Fax: +1 360 339-5463

Email: colleen.bonafilia[at]

Please let us know

When you make a gift to Friends of Bonobos by transferring stocks, bonds or mutual funds into our account, we do not always receive information that identifies you as the donor. To ensure that you receive a proper tax acknowledgement of your gift, we kindly request a confirmation letter or email of the transfer, along with any relevant documentation, be sent to:

Amanda Kutner

Director of Philanthropy

Friends of Bonobos


P.O. Box 2652, Durham, NC 27715

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Friends of Bonobos|Lola ya Bonobo-US is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 20-0347301). We value accountability and transparency. When you give to Friends of Bonobos you can be confident that your donation is making a difference.

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