Your total contributions of <total contributions> would cost you only <net cost> when taking applicable income tax savings into consideration (not including the capital gains tax savings you will achieve by donating appreciated securities).
Because of the growth of your contributions, you will be able to give away a total of <giving power> to the charities you recommend to support.
In addition, by contributing long-held, appreciated shares of publicly traded stock directly to charity you would avoid paying <cap gains> in capital gains tax over the period.4
1. Contributions are assumed to be made on January 1st and grant distributions on December 31st.
2. Assumes contributions are made with cash or with stock held for longer than one year.
3. The example shown is based on federal tax rates only and does not reflect effects of certain tax limitations, such as alternative minimum tax, state or local taxes, or Adjusted Gross Income limitations on itemized deductions. The Income Tax Savings amount shown does not take into account an excise tax on investment income for taxpayers in the 35% and 39.6% income-tax bracket. The excise tax may also be applied to those in lower tax brackets, depending on their situation.
4. The tax rate for those in the 10% or 15% tax bracket for ordinary income is 0%. The tax rate for those in the 25%, 28%, 33%, or 35% tax bracket is 15%. The tax rate for those in the 39.6% tax bracket is 20%.