There are many options for donating your home, second home, commercial building, vacant land, farm, or other real estate to Americans for Prosperity. There may be a gift plan available that will help you achieve your charitable and financial goals.
A gift of real estate could be right for you if you have any of these goals:
- You own real estate for which you no longer want to be responsible.
- You want to make a generous gift to AFP.
How it works
Here are some common techniques for making a gift of real estate to AFP.
- Give your real estate now.
- Give your real estate through your estate.
- Give a portion of your real estate and keep the rest.
This information does not constitute legal or tax planning advice. Please consult with your legal or financial advisor. Americans for Prosperity is a §501(c)(4) entity, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to Americans for Prosperity are not tax-deductible. Americans for Prosperity can advocate for and against specific legislation at the state and federal levels.
How Your Gift Helps
Your gifts to Americans for Prosperity help to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a society of mutual benefit at the local, state, and federal level. It will provide Americans for Prosperity with the resources to…
The common techniques for making gifts of real estate are each briefly described below. We would be happy to discuss with you which technique might be best for your particular situation and goals.
Transfer your real estate to us outright
This is the simplest way for you to give Americans for Prosperity a piece of real estate.
Give us a portion of your real estate holding
Rather than give us all of your real estate holding, you can give us an "undivided interest." For example, if you own 100 acres of farm land, you could give us 50 acres. You will, of course, retain complete control of the portion of your real estate that you choose to keep.
Give your real estate through your estate
By making a gift of real estate through your estate, you will retain use of your property during your life. What's more, you can change your gift plan whenever you wish, should your circumstances or priorities change. Putting your gift of real estate into your estate plan now will help assure that your wishes will be carried out later. You may also save estate taxes.
Special considerations when giving real estate
Giving real estate to our organization requires some extra steps of which you should be aware. These steps include the following:
- You will need to establish the value of your property by obtaining a qualified appraisal. To be valid for claiming your income tax charitable deduction, your appraisal must be conducted no more than 60 days before your donation and no later than the due date, including extensions, of your next tax return.
- We will need to examine your property and conduct our own independent analysis of its value. For example, we will want to know if there are any debts, taxes, or liens owed on your property.
- Once we accept your gift of real estate, we could become responsible for cleaning up any environmental problems your property may have. This sort of cleanup could be very expensive. Therefore, before we accept any gift of real estate, we routinely conduct a review to make sure the property has no environmental issues.