Gifts of Property

Donations do not always have to be gifts of cash

In fact, there are many times when donating property instead of cash offers compelling advantages for you, the donor!

A gift of property can avoid the headache and expense of a difficult sale, for example. It can also convert a low-income producing property into a better income-producing asset. And donating property reduces or avoids capital gains tax on highly appreciated properties.

There are various ways to make gifts of property.

For example, real estate or other property can be used to fund a charitable trust or a life estate agreement. Alternatively, a bargain sale of highly appreciated property can reduce or eliminate capital gains tax.

You don't have to be wealthy to do a world of good!

You don't have to be wealthy to give a significant gift to Domestic Violence Solutions. With deferred giving techniques--such as deferred charitable gift annuities and endowed giving - even donors of modest means can build a sizeable future gift to Domestic Violence Solutions.

Most deferred gifts utilize the purchase of an insurance policy or annuity contract. Through annual or monthly payments, the gift accumulates value until it begins to generate an income stream for Domestic Violence Solutions five or more years hence. The value of the gift and the ensuing revenue stream depend upon the current life expectancy of the donor and current annuity rates. For example: (The following examples are old. Request expert assistance to update growth rates and payout years.)

A 35-year-old male, non-smoker who made monthly gifts to Domestic Violence Solutions of $100 for five years would build an endowment of more than $25,000 that would begin to make payments to DVS in the 15th year.

A 25-year-old individual could build a $10,000 endowment for Domestic Violence Solutions through monthly gifts of $35 for five years.

A grandchild could build a future endowment of $50,000 for Domestic Violence Solutions through annual gifts of $250. The endowment would begin generating payments to Domestic Violence Solutions in its 15th year. It would also cultivate a new generation of philanthropists!

See what a world of good you can do with a planned gift to Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County!

For more information, please contact our Development Officer at (805) 963-3345, ext. 13.