The 4 Main Kinds Of Giving:
1. Giving material things: giving food to the hungry, drink to the thirsty, clothes to those who haven't any, and things to the poor and needy.
2. Giving protection: offering refuge to those who are frightened, medicine to the sick, and so forth.
3. Giving love: comforting the unhappy. With great love we can give away our things and even our body.
4. Giving Dharma: whispering into the ears of sentient beings the names of Buddha, holy syllables, and mantras, or giving Dharma teachings and instructions to those who desire them, and so on.
--H.E. Kalu Rinpoche Dorje Chang, from: Luminous Mind - The Way Of The Buddha, Wisdom Publishing