Planned Giving

Create your Catholic legacy through a planned gift.

You can provide long-lasting support for the Catholic community across the Diocese of Richmond though a planned gift to your parish, a school, ministry or the Catholic Community Foundation. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support of your faith while supporting your financial and philanthropic goals

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Bargain Sale

Do you have property that you would like to sell? Are you looking for a strategy to reduce your income taxes? A bargain sale might be the right strategy for you.

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Benefits of a bargain sale

  • Avoid capital gains tax on your charitable gift
  • Receive a tax deduction that will reduce your tax bill this year
  • Take the cash received from the sale and reinvest it to create future income, save for retirement, buy new property or achieve other financial goals
  • Help Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Richmond further our important charitable work

How a bargain sale works

  1. You sell Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Richmond your property for a price less than fair market value.
  2. You receive cash from the sale.
  3. You can take a charitable deduction for the value of your gift which is the difference between the fair market value of the property less the sale price.
  4. While you may owe some tax on the sale proceeds you receive from Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese of Richmond, the charitable deduction from your gift could offset some, most or all of your capital gains taxes associated with the sale.

More on bargain sales

A bargain sale may be accomplished even if you have a mortgage on your property. Because relief from indebtedness can have tax implications, please consult with your tax advisor prior to completing a gift of a bargain sale.

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If you have any questions about a bargain sale, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

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