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Stock Transfer, IRA Distributions & Donor Advised Fund Donations


Stocks, IRAs & Fund Donations
Gifts of Stock

Donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds to SAFE Haven for Cats is quick and easy. We have an account at Fifth Third Private Bank / Fifth Third Securities to receive and sell your transferred securities. After the securities are sold you will receive a receipt of your tax deductible gift.

Click the following link for instructions on donating securities to SAFE Haven for Cats

Downloadable SAFE Haven for Cats Stock Gift Instructions Form

IRA Distribution – Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to SAFE Haven for Cats (a qualified charity). QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) that begin when you are 70 1/2 or older, for the year, as long as certain rules are met.

The upside to donating to SAFE Haven for Cats directly from an IRA is you get to count that money toward your RMD, but because it’s not actually distributed to you, it won’t increase your adjusted gross income. When you keep your taxable income lower, this may reduce the impact to certain tax credits and deductions, including Social Security and Medicare.

For questions please contact: Pam Miller, Founder & President at or 919.582.7834

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are becoming an increasingly popular way to provide financial support the causes about which donors are most passionate. The likely effect of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act is that this trend will continue. While a DAF separates the tax decision from the giving decision, SAFE Haven for Cats is still here to help assist you with the impact of your giving decision. Click here to learn more on how to give to SAFE Haven for Cats through your donor-advised fund, including a direct link to give!

You’ve set up your Donor Advised Fund. Now What?

Well, now you get to make the greatest impact on the causes about which you are the most passionate. You have set up the fund, you have received the charitable tax deduction, and you have that final step: recommending charitable organizations to receive transformational gifts. Supporters of SAFE Haven for Cats have long since contributed to our lifesaving work through donor-advised funds (DAFs). Receiving funds from this charitable giving vehicle has allowed us receive animals from high intake municipal shelters, perform thousands of spay/neuter surgeries to help reduce pet overpopulation in North Carolina and educate the public on community cat issues.

We are here to help you make that impact in the easiest, smartest and cheapest ways possible. If you have set up a donor-advised fund account with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund, you can now recommend grants to SAFE Haven for Cats directly from our website.

Your greatest gift would be our greatest honor. You will be making the greatest impact on the animals in need by recommending SAFE Haven for Cats as an organization to support through your donor-advised fund. SAFE Haven for Cats is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is empowered to do right for the animals by the support of donors like you.

How do you use the DAF Direct form (if you have a DAF)?

You can use the DAF Direct form if your donor advised fund is held through one of the following: Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon. Click here to use DAF Direct’s form.

  1. In the box, select the sponsoring organization (i.e., SAFE Haven for Cats) from the “Donate now from:” field.
  2. Enter the amount (in dollars) you would like to recommend in the “Amount:” field.
  3. Click on the “NEXT” button to proceed to the sponsoring organization’s website to complete your donor-advised fund transaction. (Please note that you will be directed to an external website to complete your transaction.)
  4. You can also continue to make the greatest impact with your donor-advised fund by naming SAFE Haven for Cats as the fund’s successor advisor. Please contact Pam Miller at or 919.582.7834

Upcoming Events

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