Ways to Give

The MrBallen Foundation wants to make it as easy as possible for you to join us in our mission to Honor Victims and Support Families. Help us create a new ending to the story of victims of violent crime Today!

Give Online

Simple and secure. Give a single gift, or schedule recurring giving using your checking account, debit, or credit card.

Send in a Check

Not into online giving?  Feel free to send a check to the MrBallen Foundation and we promise to put your donation to work supporting victims of violent crime!

MrBallen Foundation
P.O. Box 23055
Portland, OR 97281

Give Stock + Crypto

We are excited to announce that you can also give stock and crypto and make an even larger impact on the lives of victims!

Questions? Read our FAQ



Your Generosity can rewrite the future for victims and families of violent crime.

Anyone can give cash, but giving a gift of stock can make a larger impact on victims of crime. The MrBallen Foundation has partnered with Overflow to make giving stock quick, easy and secure.

By donating stock directly, you avoid up to 20% in capital gains taxes you would incur by liquidating the stock and sending our organization the cash, at zero additional cost to you. Plus, you can deduct the value of the stock as a charitable gift just like cash.

Give from your gains this year and maximize your impact.

Overflow is a digital solution for donating non-cash assets, enabling donors to give in the most tax-efficient way. Donors can experience the ease of giving via stock or crypto in less than 5 minutes from their mobile device. Overflow also provides givers access to a private Donor Portal which enables visibility into gift history, transaction statuses, and the ability to update connected financial accounts.

Donating appreciated stock that you’ve held for over a year can allow you to save up to 20% in capital gains taxes and up to 37% in federal income taxes on the charitable donation value of your gift based on your tax bracket when itemizing deductions.

To understand the full tax benefits of giving appreciated stock, including potential state tax savings, please consult with your tax professional for information about your personal tax implications.

Overflow’s Information Security Program is SOC 2 compliant, a widely respected information security auditing procedure. Overflow does not have access to nor stores any brokerage account usernames or passwords. They use Yodlee, a third-party provider that handles the brokerage login process. Over 600 companies including PayPal, Mint, and Amazon use Yodlee to connect their clients’ accounts.

If you received company-distributed stock as an employee and the trading window is not open, your brokerage will likely reject the transfer request. We suggest you ask your company for the trading windows and give during those time periods, which typically are open quarterly for 3 to 4 weeks at a time.

Overflow can process all whole shares of publicly traded stock, including 401Ks and IRAs. However, because donors often incur penalties for withdrawing these assets before a certain date, we highly recommend consulting your tax professional before donating these types of assets. Donating 401Ks or IRA could result in major tax penalties or even fewer tax benefits than donating cash.

You can give any publicly traded stock through Overflow. By donating assets that have appreciated in value for more than one year, you are more likely to get the highest tax benefits.

Overflow currently supports over 10 brokerages via its self-guided platform including the most popular brokers such as Charles Schwab, Fidelity, and E*Trade. If Overflow doesn’t have a direct connection to your brokerage account, your gift can still be fulfilled through their off-platform concierge service. If you are in Overflow’s donor experience and your brokerage account is not one of the 10+ currently supported with a direct connection, you’ll be taken to a form to contact Overflow’s donor operations team. You can also choose to opt-in to Overflow’s fully-guided concierge service by emailing [email protected]

Honor & Support

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