The Next Step can accept stock donations through our brokerage account at Charles Schwab. To inquire about donating stock, please contact us at 314.719.2880 or via email.

The Next Step will accept publicly traded stocks, mutual funds, or privately held stocks. Please note, donations of privately held stock may require additional documentation to facilitate acceptance. Upon receiving the stock, The Next Step will place an order to sell the transferred securities to avoid carrying additional risk. The donor will receive an acknowledgment of their donation in the mail.

While anyone is eligible to donate stock, donors may benefit from additional tax savings if the donated security has been appreciating for at least a year. Donors considering a stock donation should consult with their tax advisors for specific concerns and planning questions.

Stock donations to The Next Step are not refundable.


Empowering Recovery: By providing scholarships, we help individuals in recovery access education, which can be a crucial element in rebuilding their lives. Education can empower individuals, providing them with skills and opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Rising Above Addiction: Education plays a significant role in breaking the cycle of addiction. It enhances individuals’ self-esteem and confidence and equips them with the tools needed to pursue a different path, reducing the likelihood of relapse.

Investing in Long-Term Success: Supporting education is an investment in the long-term success of individuals in recovery. It opens doors to better employment opportunities, financial stability, and a more fulfilling life, ultimately contributing to their continued recovery.

Building a Supportive Community: We foster a sense of community by supporting individuals on their educational journey. As a donor, you can contribute to creating a supportive environment where individuals feel valued and encouraged to pursue their educational goals.

Reducing Stigma: By supporting an organization that assists individuals in recovery, you can help reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorder. Education is a powerful tool for challenging stereotypes and promoting a more compassionate and understanding society.

Making a Tangible Impact: Tuition assistance provides a concrete and tangible form of support. When you make a donation, you are paying for tuition and books for individuals in recovery. We keep our expenses low so your donation has the greatest impact possible.

Supporting Second Chances: Education is often seen as a second chance for individuals in recovery. By contributing to scholarships, you are actively participating in helping individuals an opportunity to build a new, positive chapter in their lives.

Contributing to the Greater Good: Donors to The Next Step contribute to a cause beyond individual impact. They are part of a collective effort to address the societal challenges associated with addiction and promote positive change. They not only help individuals in recovery but their families and, ultimately, the St. Louis community.