Turn Your Treasures Into a Charitable Legacy
A gift of real estate such as a house, condominium or vacation home can be an impactful planning tool. As with most charitable gifts, real estate gifts can be tax deductible and may offer a number of personal and financial advantages.
Almost any type of marketable real estate, including a residence, farm, rental or commercial property, and undeveloped land, may be given to charity.
Leaving real estate through your will or living trust is an efficient way to make a significant future gift without impacting your current living arrangement.
Ways to Use Property as a Donation
An outright gift. This allows you to benefit our work today and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.
A gift in your will or living trust. You can leave a legacy at KCET by donating property to us through your will or living trust.
A retained life estate. In some cases it is possible to give your home and continue to live in it for the remainder of your lifetime.
A memorial or tribute gift. If you have a friend or family member whose life has been touched by KCET, consider making a gift to us in his or her name.
An endowed gift. Create an endowment or contribute to one that is already established to ensure that your support of KCET will last forever.
A charitable gift annuity. You can sometimes use non-income producing property such as valuable stamp and coin collections or works of art in exchange for life payments and a federal income tax charitable deduction. The amount of the charitable deduction depends, in part, on whether the donated items are retained by the charity and used for its tax-exempt purpose.
A charitable remainder trust. You may be able to contribute tangible personal property to a charitable remainder trust. If you or a family member is an income beneficiary, you will receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when the property is sold. An additional contribution of cash or appreciated securities is recommended to cover expenses until the tangible personal property is sold.
A donor advised fund. Gifts to donor advised funds are not limited to cash and securities. Tangible personal property such as valuable antiques, stamp and coin collections, art, cars and boats may be able to be gifted and sold to benefit your fund.
- Contact Katherine Gfeller at 310-237-4501 or email@example.com for additional information on giving a gift of personal property.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include KCET in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Public Media Group of Southern California
Address: 2900 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 600, Burbank, CA 91505
Federal Tax ID Number: 952211661