If you own securities that have appreciated since you acquired them, you may face capital gains taxes when you sell them. On the other hand, if you transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to SELF, you may receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities on the date of transfer (even if you originally paid less for them). 

So, the donation of appreciated securities are tax-free to the donor and to SELF to the full extent of current tax law. Donors should consult their tax professionals. SELF receives the full value of your stock and uses the proceeds to bring solar solutions to the people living in the most remote corners of the world.

To transfer stock to the Solar Electric Light Fund, please contact SELF’s Finance Director, Lisa Esler, at (202) 234-7265 or

SELF’s DTC number is: 0443

SELF’s brokerage account number is: C51448485

Brokerage Firm: Citi Personal Wealth Management

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SELF is a global leader in the fight against energy poverty. Since 1990, we’ve pioneered unique applications for solar energy, powering progress on food security, health care, education, gender equity, and more. 

501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN: 52-1701564

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