Donate land to charity

We are one of the charities that accept land donations. Here you can find the full process and benefits of donating land.

Donate land to charity

We are one of the charities that accept land donations. Here you can find the full process and benefits.

Land donations to nonprofits explained

Have vacant land that you have yet to develop?

Or maybe you have more land than you can manage?

Whether industrial, commercial, or agricultural real estate, or even empty lots, we can help you get rid of this land.

Instead of holding on indefinitely and incurring fees, you can get major benefits.

Want to know how? 

By going through this page, you will learn everything you need to know about donating land.

Table of contents

The basic key principles to donate land to a charity

Donating is an effective way to get rid of undeveloped and undesired plots of land.

Selling VS donating unwanted land

Selling land or abandoned lots can be difficult and involve brokerage fees and heaps of bureaucratic paperwork such as:

  • Transferring deeds and changing the name on property utilities
  • High tax bills
  • Unnecessary expenses associated with the upkeep of the land
  • Real estate agent fees
  • Costly fines

Donating is easier

When you decide to contribute to a nonprofit, you streamline the process.

Simply fill out a brief snapshot about your property for our team to review, and after evaluating the property to see if it’s a good fit, we send you the closing documents to sign and relieve you of all property responsibility and fees.

This process will be later explained in the how it works section.

We accept both residential and commercial land.

Developed and undeveloped.

We carefully appraise each submitted property to make sure that it fits our organization’s needs and to see that donation truly is the right choice for you.

The full list of accepted land, with examples, is listed in a few sections below.

Benefits of donating land

Non-Profit Benefit

Donating land brings with it peace of mind and financial reward.

Know that when you donate to us, as a charity, you are not only receiving financial rewards but also supporting youth development & mentoring programs.

No Hassle or unwanted Fees

You avoid the hassle of having to list your property on the market, find professionals to help fix up the property for sale if necessary, and use expensive real estate agents and brokers.

We take over all relevant property responsibilities and transfer them from your name including:

  • Utility bills – gas, electric, water, etc…
  • Income taxes – You won’t be taxed for any cash earned on the sale or any cash earned on the property as-is (if any)
  • Liens and mortgages – if you have a lien or mortgage on your land, we can still accept it after our expert’s review
  • We sort and handle all the necessary documentation, free of charge, to make sure you no longer have to deal with costly fines or taxes.

The tax benefit

The critical element to remember is that once you donate land, you become eligible for tax credits and deductions that provide massive financial benefits.

  • Your tax credit can be carried over for a few years (you don’t have to claim your tax return in 1 year)
  • Help with accounting for donated land is provided
  • Avoid capital gains tax
  • Receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of your land

How to donate land to charity

You can donate land in as 3-6 weeks from start to finish.

We deal with all the necessary paperwork and the mailing, at no cost to you, saving you time and hassle, while ensuring maximum tax benefits.

Steps to take

  • Tell us about your property

Give us background information about your land including things like address, property type, and size.

  • Our expert team reviews each commercial property to see if it’s a good fit

We look at each property thoroughly, including title search, environmental violations, and tax history, to determine if we can accept your property.

  • Sign the closing documents and return them to us

Once accepted, we send you the closing documents to sign and return to us.

  • Leave the rest to us as we take over all other property responsibilities, sending you a tax-deductible receipt

We will close the property and leave the rest to us as we transfer the deed, notify all relevant authorities, and take over all other property responsibilities, sending you a tax-deductible receipt.

Types of land you can donate

We accept donations of residential and commercial real estate, as well as agricultural and industrial land.

Residential

This is land was set aside for building residential properties on it that may or may not have been formally developed.

Residential land examples include

  • Empty lots
  • Underdeveloped land
  • Condemned properties 
  • Abandoned residential lots
  • Residential vacant land

Commercial

This is land set aside for building commercial properties on it that may or may not have been formally developed, such as:

  • Real estate developments
  • Commercial centers
  • Agricultural land
  • Vacant lots
  • Abandoned lots
  • Parking lots
  • Car tracks
  • Other areas of land that are relatively undeveloped but for commercial purposes
  • Commercial vacant land

Donate vacant land to a charity

You may have inherited or happen to own a vacant plot of land.

This is usually land that’s extremely hard to sell and you can even find listings on ebay for $1.

We accept vacant land of any kind. 

Simply contact us, we will review your property and go from there.

It only takes 2 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I donate land to charity?

Yes

What types of land can I donate?

We accept almost all types of land donation, so long as they pass our expert evaluation. We work with residential and commercial land types.

Does it matter how I got this land in the first place?

Not in the least! We will accept properties from anyone who wants to donate regardless if it is inherited, an investment, a gift, or simply something you want to get rid of.

After donating my land, what happens to all the bills, utilities, etc. associated with it?

Once you donate your land, all these responsibilities immediately get transferred from your name so you can go on living without any of this over your head.

Is a land donation tax-deductible?

A donation of any type of land brings with it a host of long-lasting tax credits and deductions.

After donating my land, when do I get a tax deduction?

Once you’ve made the donation, you will receive a receipt from the charity to include in your tax returns for the year. If your property is over $5000, you will also need to include a formal appraisal.

How much will I get for donating my land?

After filling out our snapshot form, our team of expert appraisers will perform a physical review of your house and let you know how much it is worth.

Is donating land hard?

Not at all, and for that matter, it is much more efficient and easy than selling. After sending in your property’s snapshot form and having it accepted after a thorough review from our team of experts, you can close your property donation in as little as 3 weeks!

What if I’m not sure if I can donate my land?

Contact us and our team of experts will run a thorough review to let you know if you are indeed eligible.

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