If an asset not used or held for use for public or charitable, educational, etc. purposes is later converted to exempt use, the foundation may treat the conversion as a qualifying distribution. The amount of the qualifying distribution is the fair market value of the converted assets on the conversion date. For help in determining fair market value of the assets, see Valuation of Assets.
The date a foundation adopts and immediately begins to implement a plan to convert property from nonexempt to exempt uses is the conversion date even if the actual conversion occurs later.