Planned Giving


of every dollar is used toward Epiphany Center’s programs




Epiphany Center accepts donations of

Have you considered donating securities (stocks and mutual funds) as an alternative to cash? If you itemize your tax deductions and if your securities have been held for over a year, there might be additional tax advantages as well.

If your securities have increased in value since you purchased it, it is better to donate the securities to a nonprofit organization. Benefits when securities have increased in value:

  • When you donate securities that have appreciated in value, you do not have to pay federal or state tax on the capital gains.

  • You deduct the full market value of the securities from your income taxes. Please note that tax laws consistently change, and it is advised to check with your tax advisor.

If your securities have decreased in value since you purchased it, it is better to sell the securities first and then donate the cash. Benefits when securities have decreased in value:

  • When you sell securities at a loss, you’ll be able to utilize the loss to offset capital gains or deduct the capital loss versus income up to $3,000. Please note that tax laws constantly change, and it is advised to check with your tax advisor.

  • You will still be able to deduct the cash donation.

To evaluate the tax advantages available to you, contact your financial or tax adviser. Whether there are tax advantages or not, donating securities may be an alternative.

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To initiate a gift of stock, we ask that you follow the instructions on the Stock Transfer Authorization Form. Please send a copy of the completed form to Epiphany Center Development Office when the transfer is made with your broker via email to

“The greater the work the more important it is to establish it on a solid foundation. Thus it will not only be more perfect; it will also be more lasting.”
–St. Louise de Marillac


Planned Giving at Epiphany Center

Your support of Epiphany Center through planned giving establishes your philanthropic legacy far beyond your lifetime and ensures the agency will be here for future generations, empowering hundreds of our community’s at-risk women and children.

5 Ways to Help At-Risk Women and Children

  • Bequests, wills, and trusts

  • Retirement plans and life insurance policies

  • Gift annuities

  • Personal property and real estate

  • Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and other securities

We recommend you consult with your attorney or a professional estate planner for advice on which giving option best fits your particular circumstances.  If you decide to include Epiphany Center in your estate planning, please specify: 

Epiphany Center
100 Masonic Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Epiphany Center is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation registered under Taxpayer Identification Number 94-2384035.

We would like to send you more information about the many ways you can make a measurable difference in the lives of our city’s most vulnerable families. We are available to assist you and your advisors. Please call 415.351.4055.

Epiphany Center has served at-risk families for over 160 years, and your planned gifts allow us to continue this work.