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How It Works

Real Estate

  1. You give all or a portion of your home, commercial building, or investment property to Berkeley.
  2. We will sell the property and use the proceeds to support the campus programs you designate.

How You Benefit


Income Tax Deduction

Capital Gains Tax Benefit

  • Real property assets can be used to make outright gifts to support Berkeley right now or to fund a gift that pays you or a loved one income for life.
  • Your income tax charitable deduction will equal the full, fair-market value of the property, not the price you paid to purchase the property. The deduction can be used to offset up to 30% of your adjusted gross income in the year of gift; any unused portion of the deduction can be carried forward for an additional five years.
  • You will not owe capital gains tax on the transfer.

    * If you fund a life income gift (e.g., charitable annuity or charitable remainder trust)

How to Give

For more in-depth information, please call one of our experts at 510-642-6300.