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Your gift to The Cradle will resonate for years alongside thriving children, strong families and empowered communities. Thank you for your generous support and belief in our mission.

Donating Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds or other securities to The Cradle, their fair market value is deducted from your taxable income and neither parties are taxed on the capital gain.
It’s a win-win!

Consider the following hypothetical illustrating the two-way benefits of donating securities versus selling them and donating the proceeds:

We recommend consulting with your broker or financial advisor for professional advice on your individual tax situation. To initiate a gift, provide them with The Cradle’s transfer information below.

Transfer to: Charles Schwab & Company, 150 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 

Account Name: The Cradle Foundation

Account Number: 6984-5471

Depository Trust Number: 0164

Federal Tax Exempt Number: 45-0506764 

Note: When you make a gift to The Cradle using the transfer information above, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. To ensure you receive a proper acknowledgment and tax receipt, please fill out our Stock Donation Form and send it to us online at cradlefoundation@cradle.org or by mail at 2049 Ridge Avenue, ATTN: Development Department, Evanston, IL 60201.

Donating Property

The Cradle may accept gifts of personal property and real estate on a case-by-case basis. In order to be considered, the property must be marketable, not produce a financial or administrative burden, and not come associated with any carrying costs such as insurance or mortgages. 

For more information on donating stocks or property, please contact us at cradlefoundation@cradle.org or 847-733-3227.

The Cradle Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization created in 2003 to raise and manage funds in support of The Cradle’s programs and services. The Cradle Foundation’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 45-0506764.