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2023 End of Year Giving Deadlines and Reminders

On behalf of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County and the nonprofits you support, we express our gratitude for your generosity and commitment to our community in 2023. CFAAC strives to ensure that your contributions have the most significant impact on the causes you care about while maximizing your tax-saving benefits.

With that in mind, and to facilitate the best service and ensure your charitable gifts qualify for a 2023 IRS tax deduction, please take note of the following dates:

We recommend that gifts of appreciated stock be initiated by December 15, 2023, before the December 29, 2023 transfer deadline, to allow enough time for transfer completion, should any unexpected delay occur. Note: Please notify CFAAC of the approximate number of shares and the name of the company in advance. Shares received to CFAAC's ownership prior to the close of business on December 29, 2023, even if not sold until 2024, can be claimed as a tax deduction for 2023. The stock market is closed on Monday, December 25, 2023. Click here to read more about the benefits of donating stock.

  • We recommend ACH or wire transfers be initiated by December 21, 2023. Please email if you need transfer information.

  • Please note that credit card donations must be completed via our website by 11:59 pm on December 31, 2023.

  • Please note that checks must be postmarked by December 31, 2023. Cash donations must also be completed by that date.

Opening New funds: New funds may be opened immediately (during business hours) upon receipt of both a fully executed fund agreement and a cash or non-cash donation. Email for more information about setting up a fund. When setting up a new fund, please consider tax-smart ways to give via appreciated stocks, QCD's, and bequests.

CFAAC Fund Holder Grant Requests: Due to the high volume of generous giving, if you are planning to make a grant from your fund to be sent to a nonprofit by the end of the year, please make the grant request by December 15, 2023, to ensure processing by the end of the year. Fund holders can submit the request via your account at this link, or by sending an email to

Our offices will be closed for the holidays on the following dates:

  • December 25th - 26th

  • January 1st

Please also note that on the last business day of the year, December 29th, our offices will close at 3:00 pm.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!


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