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Other Ways to Donate

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are a type of giving program that is set up by companies and corporations as an employee benefit. After an employee donates to a nonprofit, they may be able to submit a matching gift request to their employer, and the company may make an additional donation to that nonprofit. If you need assistance submitting a company match, please email

Donations of Stock

By giving appreciated property like stocks or bonds, you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation, receive a tax deduction for the full value of the gifts and support MFCA at a lower cost to you. Please check with your tax advisor to determine the full deductibility of your donation. Our tax identification number is #47-5237365.


When MFCA receives a stock gift, our policy is to sell the stock as soon as possible after the receipt of the gift. If you wish to donate stock, please use the following procedure:

Notify your broker that you are making a charitable gift to MFCA. Then, instruct your broker to transfer the stock into MFCA's account at Fidelity:


Fidelity Investments #: Z40349537

DTC #: 0226

100 Crosby Pkwy

Covington, KY 41015

After you have completed the transfer, please notify Ashley Hurd, Executive Director, to let her know the arrangements that you have made. This is important because your broker may not include your name in the transfer and we may not know who the stock is from. Notifying us enables us to track the transfer of the stock and acknowledge your gift promptly. If you need assistance, please email

Legacy Giving

By including Marin Foster Care Association (Tax ID: 47-5237365) in your estate plans, you can provide the resources necessary to provide comprehensive support services that inspire and empower the foster care community.

A deferred gift can help you balance your financial goals and your charitable interests - all while achieving significant potential tax benefits. A planned gift, such as a bequest in your will or trust, life insurance designations, or stock donation, ensures your support for the children we serve well into the future. 

Sample Bequest Language

For an unrestricted gift that allows the Marin Foster Care Association to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:

I give the sum of $___ or ___% to Marin Foster Care Association, 55 Mitchell Blvd., Ste 2, San Rafael, CA 94903 (Tax ID: 47-5237365) to be used or disposed of as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

Have you already included MFCA in your estate plans? Let us know and join our Legacy Giving Circle.

If you have already planned your legacy to benefit Marin Foster Care Association, please let us know. We would like to acknowledge you in our Legacy Giving Circle and invite you to an exclusive thank you event. In addition, we would like to ensure that we fulfill your gift exactly as you intended. Information you share will be kept confidential, and we respect any desire to remain anonymous.

Are you an estate planner or financial advisor that would like more information, please contact:

Ashley Hurd, Executive Director, at

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