Giving Complex Assets

Charitable giving encompasses more than just cash donations. You may be able to attain a new level of giving you may not have considered possible through assets you already own. You can use our expertise to quickly and easily donate hard-to-value assets to donor-advised funds. To make a donation of a privately held business interest to an existing donor-advised fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, please complete our Donate a Privately Held Business Interest Form

We specialize in accepting donations of complex assets, including:

Charitable Gifts of Real Estate
  • Personal Residence
  • Commercial Property
  • Farmland or Undeveloped Property
Charitable Gifts of Privately Held Business Interests
  • C-Corp or S-Corp Stock
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) Interests
  • Limited Partnership Interests
Other Alternative Asset Gifts
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Retirement Plans
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Oil and Gas Interests
  • Private Equity
  • Bitcoin

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive of acceptable alternative assets. Gift acceptance is dependent upon asset review and approval.


The Community Foundation is a public charity, so you will receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by law for your donation. You can also avoid capital gains tax, and you may be eligible to receive a lifetime income stream. We look at each donation individually and create charitable giving plans that maximize gifts to the community and provide bottom-line benefits to you.

We do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This is for informational purposes only.