Charitable Bargain Sale

Bargain Sale Diagram

How it Works

  • You sell your residence or other property to Defenders of Wildlife for a price below the appraised market value — a transaction that is part charitable gift and part sale.
  • Defenders of Wildlife may use the property, but usually elects to sell it and use the proceeds of the sale for the gift purposes you specified.


  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the discount you took from the appraised market value of your property.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the donated portion of the property.
  • You can receive payment from us in a lump sum, or in fixed installments.


Let Us Know


Let Us Know

Bequests left to Defenders are crucial to our ability to protect imperiled species and their habitats for generations to come. Have you included Defenders in your will or other estate plans?