If a shareholder makes an investment in a company (contribution) which is not cash, can it be called either ‘in kind investment’ or ‘in kind contribution’?

Thank you.


A contribution in-kind is apparently a non-monetary contribution to a charity, for example, you give your Van Gogh painting to charity. An investment in-kind is apparently an exchange of a non-monetary item for company stock, for example, you exchange your Van Gogh painting for shares in the company of equivalent value.

Thank you. I know thw difference between a contribution and an investment, but I appreciate your help with the ‘in-kind’ word.