Gifts of Securities & Real Estate

Donation of securities such as stocks or bonds can be made with the assistance of the Land Trust's Development Coordinator.

Gifts of appreciated securities benefit the donor in two ways: the full-market value of the securities is tax-deductible, and if the securities have appreciated in value, capital gains taxation can be avoided.

Property can be costly to maintain and difficult to sell and, if it has appreciated, its sale can result in significant capital gains taxes. A gift of land to the Land Trust provides the donor with a charitable deduction for the full value of the property and removes the land from the donor's taxable estate.

If you'd like more information, please contact Anne Gamble, Development Coordinator, at (207) 646-3604 or via e-mail.