• 40% of Wealth is comprised of Realestate

    Over 40.0% of America’s wealth
    is comprised of real estate.

  • Less than 2% of Charitable Giving comes from Gifting Real Estate - that's how hard it is.

    Yet, less than 2.0% of charitable giving
    comes from gifts of real estate, evidence that
    real estate is too difficult for most charities
    to accept as gifts.

  • Over 400 billion given to 1.1 million charities -

    Last year over $400 billion was given
    to America’s 1.1 million public charities, and
    a small increase in percentage of real estate gifts
    can make a profound difference.

  • We make it is easy to gift Realestate

    We are determined to be the agent of change
    and increase real estate giving to
    all of America’s nonprofits.

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Introduction to Realty Gift Fund: Donate Real Estate to Charity

Welcome to Realty Gift Fund


Realty Gift Fund is a group of nonprofit and real estate professionals who recognize the unique problem of real estate donations, and who established Realty Gift Fund to make a meaningful impact on charitable giving through gifts of real estate.

Giving Back

Welcome to Realty Gift Fund, a qualified 501(c)3 formed exclusively to accept charitable gifts of real estate, providing real estate owners the opportunity to “give back” to their communities and to receive the tax benefits of a charitable donation in accordance with established IRS regulations. By supporting the nonprofit world, we lessen the burden on government for the broad spectrum of services our non-profits provide.

“A Smarter Way to Give”

Direct gifts of appreciated assets are simply a smarter way to give allowing donors to avoid capital gains taxes, to receive a tax deduction based on current appraisal, to preserve the more liquid assets, and to relieve a portfolio of a complex asset that is no longer needed. The net proceeds from the full gift cycle deliver significant cash to one or more nonprofits, and produce legacy relationships that last forever.

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“Do What You Do Well”

Most charities should not accept direct gifts of real estate, which often are illiquid, complicated or risky, but most always cause “mission drift” for fundraisers not trained in the transaction process. Realty Gift Fund uses its experience and resources to work with nonprofits, donors and their advisors to accept gifts of real estate, to improve or remediate properties for market, and to convert the assets to cash. Realty Gift Fund then grants the excess proceeds from each sale to charities the donor has recommended, to charities who referred the donor, or to charities RGF supports.

Partial Cash Payment

RGF can accept a portion of the property’s fair market value as a charitable gift and make a partial cash payment to the donor for the difference, allowing the donor to eliminate debt or to keep cash for any personal use. This is known as a Bargain Sale.

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Our Mission


To promote the charitable giving of real estate by accepting real estate gifts of any kind, anywhere…fixing or remediating assets for market, converting them to cash…and using the net proceeds to make grants to other non-profit organizations for current and planned gifts.

Through grants and educational efforts, Realty Gift Fund hopes to make a meaningful impact on charitable giving through gifts of real estate.

Why Choose Us?


Realty Gift Fund is an outgrowth of Realty Restoration Gift Fund, a qualified 501(c)3 organized in 2001. The new name reflects a broadened mission to convert real estate of all types into useful charitable gifts, in addition to remediating environmentally impaired properties that can be placed back into productive use. Besides making outright grants to charities, RGF makes educational grants for programs focused on real estate giving and environmental remediation.

Our Unique Ability

RGF has the unique ability to accept gifts of real estate burdened by common issues that deter real estate giving. Debt, deferred maintenance, vacancy, operational shortfalls, leasing fees, tenant improvement costs, and routine capital needs present risk that most charities cannot accept. Title and environmental issues, illiquidity, and changing markets add to this risk, rendering many properties unacceptable as gifts to most non-profits.

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We Prevent Risks

The aversion to real estate risk prevents most non-profits from forming gift acceptance policies that identify high quality gifts and from developing proactive campaigns that ask for real estate. As a result, real estate offered by well-intended donors is frequently rejected, and occasional gifts that are accepted too often contribute to a narrative of disappointment. In the end, the largest asset class in America makes up less than 2.0% of charitable giving every year.

We're Experienced

RGF’s staff and network of consultants are experienced at solving complex real estate problems and outlining gift strategies appropriate to each circumstance. We assist individual and corporate property owners, collaborate with other non-profits, and assist professionals in the field to raise awareness, grow philanthropy, and drive gifts of real estate to the charitable world.

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Recent Grants


Realty Gift Fund supports non-profit organizations that tirelessly serve our communities. We are proud to support them with grants made possible by gifts of real estate to RGF.

Realty Gift Fund Grants Made

American Endowment FoundationHudson, OH
Berkeley HumaneBerkeley, CA
Boston UniversityBoston, MA
Catholic Charities of AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque, NM
Catholic Charities USAAlexandria, VA
City Of HopeDuarte, CA
Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land TrustArvada, CO
Colorado Coalition of Land TrustsGolden, CO
Colorado Public RadioCentennial, CO
Colorado School of Mines FoundationGolden, CO
Colorado State UniversityFt. Collins, CO
Cornell Lab of Ornithologythaca, NY
Denver FoundationDenver, CO
Doctors Without BordersNew York, NY
Drury UniversitySpringfield, MO
Earth JusticeSan Francisco, CA
Espanola HumaneEspanola, NM
Explorer Pre SchoolSan Jose, CA
Fidelity CharitableSan Francisco, CA
Fulton County Center for Regional GrowthGloversville, NY
Gerard’s HouseSanta Fe, NM
Girl ScoutsSanta Fe, NM
Girls Inc. of Santa FeSanta Fe, NM
Groundwork DenverDenver, CO
Habitat for Humanity Santa FeSanta Fe, NM
Journey Montessori SchoolSanta Fe, NM
Houston Food BankHouston, TX
Keys Family Day SchoolPalo Alto, CA
Kiddo! Mill Valley Schools Community FoundationMill Valley, CA
Lake County Historical SocietyLakeport, CA
Land Trust AllianceWashington D.C
Lyric Opera of ChicagoChicago, IL
Mary’s HouseSierra Vista, AZ
Mesilla Valley HospiceLas Cruces, NM
Mile High Youth CorpDenver, CO
Mississippi Valley ConservancyLaCrosse, WI
Morgan Stanley – MS GiftNew York, NY
Multiple Sclerosis SocietyDenver, CO
National Christian FoundationAlpharetta, GA
National Charitable EndowmentDarien, CT
National Jewish HealthDenver, CO
Nature and Culture InternationalDel Mar, CA
Newport Beach Public Library FoundationNewport Beach, CA
Parkinson’s FoundationMiami, FL
Presbyterian Medical ServicesSanta Fe, NM
Rainbow of Hope Freedom FoundationSan Diego, CA
REN, Inc. (formerly Renaissance)Indianapolis, IN
REVEAL – The Center for Investigative ReportingEmeryville, CA
Rice UniversityHouston, TX
Rio Grande Food ProjectAlbuquerque, NM
Roadrunner Food BankAlbuquerque, NM
Salvation ArmyAlexandria, VA
San Francisco Conservatory of MusicSan Francisco, CA
Save the ChildrenFairfield, CT
St. Elizabeth’s ShelterSanta Fe, NM
Tam High FoundationMill Valley, CA
The Denver HospiceDenver, CO
The Food DepotSanta Fe, NM
The Nature ConservancyArlington, VA
The Stevenson SchoolPebble Beach, CA
UC San Francisco Pediatric MS ResearchSan Francisco, CA
University of RochesterRochester, NY
Upper Valley HavenWhite River Junction, VT
Urban Land ConservancyDenver, CO
Vanguard CharitableWarwick, RI
We Don’t WasteDenver, CO
Youth Shelters & Family ServicesSanta Fe, NM
YouthWorksSanta Fe, NM

Recent Testimonials


When mid-year 2022, I decided to donate roughly 50% of the proceeds of the sale of my hotel, I thought it was a simple transaction. As I worked with my lawyer and accountant, I realized that nothing in America is simple anymore. The government has got their tentacles everywhere and has overly complicated everything, including charity. Continue

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