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

  • 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.

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

Turning Your Deed into a Good Deed.

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.

Our New Name

Realty Gift Fund

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

Organization Address
1 Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Gloversville, NY
2 University of California San Francisco San Francisco, CA
3 Urban Land Conservancy Denver, CO
4 The Denver Hospice Denver, CO
5 Groundwork Denver Denver, CO
6 We Don’t Waste Denver, CO
7 Mile High Youth Corp Denver, CO
8 Colorado School of Mines Foundation Golden, CO
9 St. Elizabeth’s Shelter Santa Fe, NM
10 Presbyterian Medical Services Santa Fe, NM
11 The Food Depot Santa Fe, NM
12 Roadrunner Food Bank Albuquerque, NM
13 Journey Montessori School Santa Fe, NM
14 Girl Scouts Santa Fe, NM
15 Mary’s House Sierra Vista, AZ
16 Mesilla Valley Hospice Las Cruces, NM
17 Gerard’s House Santa Fe, NM
18 National Jewish Health Denver, CO
19 Colorado State University Ft. Collins, CO
20 Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust Arvada, CO
21 American Endowment Foundation Hudson, OH
22 Land Trust Alliance Washington D.C
23 Colorado Public Radio Centennial, CO
24 Fidelity Charitable San Francisco, CA
25 Multiple Sclerosis Society Denver, CO

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Learn How to Donate. 6 steps to donate your property.

Organizations to Whom RGF Board Members Have Provided Services

 
Organization Address
AARP Foundation Washington, DC
ACLU Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
American Endowment Foundation Hudson, OH
California State University Foundation Los Angeles, CA
California State University San Marcos, CA
California Baptist Foundation Fresno, CA
CarrAmerica Washington, DC
Catholic Charities Albquerque, NM
CCIM Educational Foundation Chicago, IL
Colorado Public Radio Centennial, CO
Fidelity Charitable San Francisco, CA
Fidelity Investments Florida
Fidelity National Financial California
Muscular Dystrophy Association Scottsdale, AZ
Habitat for Humanity Long Beach Los Angeles, CA
Habitat for Humanity San Diego, CA San Diego, CA
Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
National Geographic Washington, DC
National Jewish Health Denver, CO
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Denver, CO
National Philanthropic Trust Wyncote, PA
National Real Estate Foundation Albany, NY 
National Wildlife Federation Reston, VA
National Wildlife Fund Washington, DC
Prudential Insurance Manchester Township, NJ
Quakers Washington, DC
Restoration America Crystal Lake, IL 
Salvation Army San Francisco, CA
San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care San Diego, CA
San Diego State University San Diego, CA
Trinity Industries Dallas, TX
United States Office Products Baltimore, MD
United Way of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
United Way of San Diego San Diego, CA
United Way Worldwide Alexandria, VA
University of California San Diego San Diego, CA
University of Oregon Eugene, OR
UNICEF, NY New York, NY