Life Estate Contract

A gift of your appreciated real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland, ranch or commercial property) can make a lasting gift. You can deed your home or farm to the CDS Wolf Foundation, but keep the right to use the property for your lifetime. Here are some of the benefits you may enjoy:

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax.
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
  • Leave a lasting legacy.

Your real property may be gifted to our organization by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to our organization. Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.