How to proceed

If you are interested in making a gift of mineral rights, such as oil and gas interests, to the Church, please e-mail, call or write our office.

We will help you determine the following.

  1. Our correct legal name, for use by your attorney in drafting deeds or other transfer documents
  2. The approximate income tax and capital gains tax savings available from your gift
  3. Appraisal issues for gifts of your interest
  4. Details of the transfer and gift acceptance process


In order to give you the most accurate information, we will need you to share the following information.

  1. The type of interest you propose to contribute and an estimate of its current value
  2. Any other interests you may own in the property on which the interest is located
  3. Your basis in the interest
  4. How the interest is owned (in partnership, for example)
  5. Whether a sale of your interest is currently pending
  6. Whether you wish to reserve lifetime income or other benefits from your gift for a family member


You can contact our office at, by phone at 1-800-288-7155, extension 3288, or write to us at the address below. We look forward to hearing from you.

The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Philanthropy, P2-02
210 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-3195 USA