Contribute Complex Assets to Your Fund

You can contribute assets other than cash to your fund.

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 rely on our complex asset team's decades of experience to help you donate hard-to-value assets to charitable funds.

We specialize in accepting donations of complex assets, including:

Charitable Gifts of Real Estate

  • Personal Residence
  • Commercial Property
  • Farmland or Undeveloped Property

Learn more about donating real estate.

Charitable Gifts of Privately Held Business Interests

  • C-Corp or S-Corp Stock
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) Interests
  • Limited Partnership Interests

Learn more about donating privately held business interests.

Other Alternative Asset Gifts

  • Retirement Plans
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Oil and Gas Interests
  • Private Equity
  • Cryptocurrency

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


You may be able to avoid capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated assets. We look at each donation individually to maximize your donation and tax-related benefits. The Community Foundation is a public charity, so you are eligible to receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by law for your donation.

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

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Interested in donating complex assets to a donor-advised fund? Contact us at or 816.842.0944.