Charitable Bargain Sale: The Details

Is this gift right for you?

A charitable bargain sale is for you if…

  • You want to donate property to Oregon State University Foundation, while retaining some of its value for your personal needs.
  • You want to give us real estate, securities or other assets that we can sell for our benefit.
  • You are willing to sell your property to us for an amount below its fair market value.
  • You are looking for a gift plan that can reduce your capital gains liability, generate a charitable deduction, and give you cash for your property.

With the charitable bargain sale you sell real estate or other marketable property to us at less than fair market value. The transaction gives you cash that you can use, plus a charitable income tax deduction for the discount you took from the market value.

We mutually agree on the purchase price for your property, and on whether we will pay you in a lump sum or through an installment note.

The bargain sale is the only gift plan that can give you both:

  • a lump sum of cash, and
  • a charitable deduction.

Please contact us so that we can assist you through every step of the process.


Contact Us

Act now to take the steps that you need to do to be a good steward of the resources you intend to leave behind.

Please contact the OSU Foundation Office of Gift Planning or use our form to request more information.