Contributing money or stock to a charitable organization recognized by the IRS. “Giving” means contributing money to a charity of your choice. This includes writing checks, donating stock, making grants from a family foundation, or even dropping coins in a fountain to support a children’s hospital. “Giving” means contributing money to an organization, which in turn uses the money to support people in need. For this diagnostic, “giving” does not include your personal contribution of money directly to a specific person or family.