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Gifts of Real Estate
Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Benefits of gifts of real estate
- Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
- Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
- Leave a lasting legacy to Prison Fellowship Ministries
How to make a gift of real estate
Your real property may be given to Prison Fellowship Ministries by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to Prison Fellowship Ministries. Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal. Please contact us first to begin a discussion about how a gift of real estate to Prison Fellowship may work for you.
Our Planned Giving staff will be pleased to have a discussion with you about the benefits of gifts of real estate. Please contact us.
Mortgaged Property - Please contact us if the property you wish to give has existing debt or a mortgage. Indebtedness can affect your charitable tax deduction.
Difficult Property Gifts - Certain properties pose challenges. We have adopted policies to limit the acceptance of certain kinds of real estate. Please check with us before making a gift of real estate so we can explain our gift acceptance policies.
Capital Gains Tax - Check with us on the capital gains tax implications of your gift. You may also be interested in life income options.