Gift of Property FAQs

What is a gift of property?

Business woman sitting at a table A gift of property, also called a “gift in kind,” is a donation of one or more tangible assets – things like real estate, works of art, a collection or even a car. Many people find this to be an attractive giving option, allowing them to support a charity they believe in while receiving tax benefits and ridding themselves of assets they no longer need. 

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How can I make a gift of property to CNIB?

We’ll work with you one-on-one to help you make a gift of property to CNIB and answer any questions you may have. Call us toll-free at 1-800-563-2642 or drop us a line at and we’ll be happy to lend a hand.

But it’s always best to consult your lawyer or financial advisor before making a gift of property. If you don’t have a lawyer, we’ll help you find one in your area. 

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How is the value of my property assessed?

Fair market value of your property will be assessed by a professional appraisal. The tax receipt you receive will then be determined based on that amount. 

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Have a question about gifts of property that wasn’t answered here? For more information, please call Ruth D'Souza at 1-800-563-2642 (ext. 7006) or email

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