Gifts of Real Estate

As The Nation's Riverland Conservation Specialists

Western Rivers Conservancy can help conserve your waterfront property through fee acquisition or conservation easement. You can also donate many types of properties to Western Rivers Conservancy. We accept gifts of single-family homes, condominiums, apartment buildings, farms, office buildings, open land and vacant lots, to name a few. Donors can be individuals, partnerships or corporations. Gifts of non-river related properties are generally sold to help fund our efforts to protect rivers.

What Are the Benefits of a Real Estate Gift?

  • Your gift will qualify for the largest charitable income tax deduction: the full, fair market value of the property. This deduction can be taken up to 30% of your adjusted gross income and any excess can be carried over for five years.
  • If the property has appreciated in value, you can avoid any capital gains taxes that would be due if you were to sell the property.
  • You can eliminate annual management time and expenses such as insurance, real estate taxes and utilities.
  • You can also use real estate to establish planned gifts that can provide you, a spouse or a relative with lifetime income as well as tax deductions.

For More Information

For more information on donating a gift of real estate, please contact:
Sue Doroff, President, at 503-241-0151 or email