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Donating real estate to charity

Donating real estate can be a way to maximize the impact of your gift to St. Jude while benefiting from tax savings.

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St. Jude campus in Memphis, Tennessee


Benefits of donating property to St. Jude

When you donate real estate to St. Jude, there are numerous benefits to consider — both for you and for the kids of St. Jude.

  • You can avoid or reduce the capital gain taxes that you would otherwise pay when you sold your property.
  • You may be able to take a substantial income or estate tax deduction.
  • You reduce your property-related responsibilities and expenses.
  • You may be able to receive income for life or a term of years.
  • You have the joy and satisfaction of making a big impact on the children at St. Jude.

You may be interested in making a real estate donation to a charity like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital if:

  • You own property that has appreciated in value since you acquired it.
  • You have owned the property for more than one year.
  • You would like to be free from paying real estate taxes and the costs of insurance and upkeep on a property.

ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice.  This material is prepared and made available to you for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be relied upon for tax, legal or accounting advice.  You should always consult a tax professional to determine your particular tax benefits that may result from any particular type of gift to charity.

St. Jude patient Maelin-Kate

St. Jude patient Maelin-Kate

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St. Jude patient Lily celebrates at her No More Chemo party after completing chemotherapy at St. Jude.


Have you left St. Jude in your estate plans?

We want to honor your generosity in a special way. Please let us know so that we can show our gratitude and better plan for the future.


Explore planned giving options

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Real estate that meets certain criteria can be included as part of a trust or donated as part of your will or estate plans. Contact us for more information.


Why donate real estate to St. Jude?

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Families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food so they can focus on helping their child live.

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When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

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Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you help give kids with cancer around the world that chance. Together, we can save more lives.


Please use the following legal name and tax identification:


ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105


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We are a tax-exempt, charitable institution listed in the Federal Internal Revenue Service Publication #78, "Cumulative List of Organizations," revised IRS Code 501(c)(3).


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Our Gift Planning department has a representative in your area who can provide further information on donating real estate to charity or help you prepare the right questions to ask your financial advisor to determine what type of planned gift may be right for you. Email, call (800) 395-1087, or fill out the form below, and a St. Jude representative will contact you. 

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