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Gifts of Real Estate

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to South Shore Health Foundation.

Flowchart: Donor makes a gift of appreciated real estate to SSH.

Benefits of gifts of real estate

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
  • Leave a lasting legacy to South Shore Health Foundation

How to make a gift of real estate

Your real property may be given to South Shore Health Foundation by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to South Shore Health Foundation. Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.

Contact us

To explore how a South Shore Health gifts of real estate can help meet your charitable goals, speak to your Foundation Representative or contact Joe Richardson at JRichardson2@SouthShoreHealth.org or 781-624-8194

Additional Information

Mortgaged Property - Please contact us if the property you wish to give has existing debt or a mortgage. Indebtedness can affect your charitable tax deduction.

Difficult Property Gifts - Certain properties pose challenges. We have adopted policies to limit the acceptance of certain kinds of real estate. Please check with us before making a gift of real estate so we can explain our gift acceptance policies.

Capital Gains Tax - Check with us on the capital gains tax implications of your gift. You may also be interested in life income options.

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