The Calguns Foundation now accepts donations of stock through Stock Donator!
We are excited to announce a new way to support The Calguns Foundation's pro-Constitution charitable programs, including lawsuits, legal action, research, and education. Now, in addition to your ability to make direct financial contributions online, you have the option of donating stock to support our work through our partnership with Stock Donator!
WHY MAKE A STOCK DONATION TO CGF?
Our legal action and research programs are entirely publicly-funded. CGF receives no government grants or private foundation funding for this important and constitutionally-critical work – it’s entirely up to you.
And fighting gun control laws in court is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive work. Quality civil rights litigation counsel, appellate attorneys, and Constitutional experts charge from $250 to $900 per hour. Major lawsuits – especially litigation that requires significant fact-finding, discovery, depositions, motions to compel disclosure, etc. – cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each.
Therefore, we could really use your support. And making a stock donation allows you to make an incredible contribution to gun rights without giving up liquid currency. This can be very convenient, for example, if you own stock in a company you're thinking of getting rid of. Instead, you can transfer that stock to CGF and we'll put it to good use over the long term in advocating for your fundamental rights.
HOW DO I MAKE A STOCK DONATION?
You have two options:
Option 1 - Click this link and follow the instructions. You will be asked to create a Stock Donator account if you are new to the website. (Please note this option requires you to enter your account information).
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO DO IF I CHOOSE OPTION 2?
Yes. You will need to select one of the two options on the form and enter the relevant information.
WHAT DO THESE OPTIONS MEAN?
Option 1 requires you to initiate the stock transfer with your own brokerage. However, the benefit of choosing this option is that you can simply notify Stock Donator of the transfer - without disclosing any of your personal information.
Option 2 has Stock Donator taking care of initiating the transfer, but will require you to provide information about your account to start the process.
GOT IT. SO THAT'S IT THEN?
Not quite. There's one last thing you need to know. Regardless of what option you choose in making your stock donation, make sure to at least fill out the top part of this form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org so they know how to process your donations when they come to us.