Donating Real Estate

When It Makes Sense for Both Donor and Foundation

It is often assumed that donations of real estate to private foundations aren’t ideal because charitable deductions for such donations are typically limited to the lesser of the donor’s cost basis and the fair market value. And donations of real estate are often dismissed out of hand regardless of whether the property has depreciated or appreciated in value.

[callout]Important factors to consider include the donor’s basis in the property, the property’s fair market value, and whether the donation might be a component of an estate plan.[/callout]

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