Giving Options

Many ways to give

At Stonewall, we are passionate about giving together at the local level, whether it is resources given by generous donors like you, or resources we move into the community through our grant, scholarship, and training programs. To us, giving together means building a thriving LGBTQ community in a way that is accessible, transparent, and accountable to the diversity of who we are and the reality of our lives. It means drawing on our collective power: our knowledge, talents, leadership, time, relationships, and money. It means developing shared resources and priorities, and having deeper, lasting impact.

General Support Gifts

Meaningful gifts from community members and our allies have been crucial to Stonewall’s success for over 23 years. These have allowed us to invest more than $17 million to date across 600 nonprofits through initiatives like our Strategic Partnerships Fund, Sandy Recovery Fund, critical impact grant cycle, scholarship programs, and Out In Front New York.  Please consider a gift to support Stonewall’s vital work:



Gifts of Stock

Stonewall accepts gifts of stock for operating support as well as for our Donor Advised and Endowment funds.  To donate stock, please complete the  forms below – give the “Stock Donation Form” to your broker, and send the “Notification of Transfer” to Stonewall to get your tax receipt.  Please note that our bank does not give us information about who transfers stock to our account, so we need you to tell us when you plan to give.

Stock Donation Form – for broker

Notification of Stock Transfer

We can also accept Vanguard funds and other securities and bonds – please contact us to make arrangements: or 212.367.1265

Join Stonewall Quarter Share

Becoming a Stonewall Quarter Share member is a great way for young philanthropists to enjoy social networking events, panels, and participate in a special grantmaking process where a quarter of all funds raised are given in member-selected grants to LGBTQ New York nonprofits.

Open a Donor Advised Fund

Donor Advised Funds are a useful vehicle for giving that allows you to easily keep track of all of your charitable gifts. You can use them to set up scholarship funds, fund specific types of nonprofits, or use them for whatever charitable giving you are interested in. With online fund management tools and investment options, DAFs can give provide tax benefits to you while making your charitable giving do more.  Learn more about our Donor Advised Fund program.

Open an Endowment or Quasi-Endowment

For larger gifts ($30,000+), endowments allow your principal investment to remain untouched while making your investment earnings, or a fixed percentage available for grant distributions.  In this way, your gift keeps giving. Endowments work very similarly to Donor Advised Funds, and can be designed to fit your philanthropic goals. Read our Endowments-Info sheet, or contact us at or 212.367.1155 to learn more about starting an endowment at Stonewall.

Planned Giving

Planned giving involves you naming Stonewall Community Foundation as a beneficiary in your will. This is a way to leave your mark on New York City’s LGBTQ community for generations to come. These larger gifts help us build a community endowment we can call upon to protect our interests against whatever may come our way.  Complete our Planned Giving Intent Form.