Real estate is a popular way to make a charitable donation

Published: April 28, 2022
Real estate gifts

Donors like Paulette LeCount-Dowden have discovered that making a charitable gift with real estate is a wonderful – and practical – way to donate to an eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization like the Indiana 4‑H Foundation.

People make charitable gifts by donating:

  • Farmland
  • Rental property they no longer wish to manage
  • Unused vacation homes
  • Naming a charity as the beneficiary of a property in their will

Note: There can be significant tax-savings for charitable gifts of real estate and in some cases, you may be able to make a gift AND receive income for life.

If you would like to have a no-obligation conversation about the potential for making a gift of real estate, please contact Shelly Bingle at

Learn more about making a gift in your will, a gift of real estate or other planned gifts by visiting

Read more about Paulette LeCount-Dowden’s story here.