Getting Started

Rather than simply giving a donation directly to your charity and losing out on potential benefits, the First Bridge Foundation can help. We will review your unique requirements (in absolute confidence), and assist you, and/or your financial or legal advisor in structuring your donation utilizing one or more of the many programs that are available to donors, including those unique programs developed by First Bridge.

Finally, we will partner with with Pure Charity to disburse your donation to the non-profit of your choosing. Pure Charity is a unique non-profit organization that operates as a Donor Advised Fund. Utilizing proprietary concepts and technologies, Pure Charity is able to leverage your donation to help enable the chosen charity build a larger donor base and attract more donations from more sources.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

  • Checks
  • Credit Cards
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Government T-Bills
  • Government Notes and Bonds
  • Insured Money Market Funds


  • Common Stocks
  • Low Basis Stock
  • Preferred Stock
  • Convertible Stock
  • Restricted Stock Options
  • Rule 144 Restricted Stock
  • Treasury Stock (Public Corporations)

Alternative Investments

  • Currencies
  • Real Estate
  • Collectables
  • Gold and Silver
  • Insurance Policies
  • Insurance Annuities

Bonds and Debt Instruments

  • Bond Funds
  • Corporate Bonds
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Convertible Bonds
  • Mortgage Backed Securities

Mutual Funds

  • Equity Funds
  • Index Funds
  • Specialty Funds
  • Money Market Funds
  • Fixed Income Funds

Cash Gifts

For cash gifts enclose a check payable to Pure Charity.”  In the check’s memo section, please designate the allocation of the gift, i.e., to The First Bridge Foundation, Pure Charity, or the eventual recipient of your gift (for example, the name of the organization you wish to support).

For large gifts of cash we urge you to explore our “Enhanced Market Linked Note” program that can return principal, provide stock market upside participation with no downside risk; while still enabling a significant donation to your charity of choice.

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Other Gifts

Most gifts, other than cash, will likely require special handling. For example, you may be required to provide personal information as well as details related to the donation itself (for securities this may include the name of the security and issuer, the number of shares or units, ticker symbols, where it is currently being held (bank or brokerage firm), and Cusip numbers).

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For gifts of low basis stock or Rule 144 Restricted Stock we urge you to explore many of our unique programs that provide economic benefits above and beyond the typical tax write-offs.