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Other Ways to Give

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America’s national parks were established through the efforts of private citizens who wanted to protect the places they loved – places they knew would matter long into the future.

Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that noble tradition as the only national charitable organization directly supporting America’s national parks. Generous gifts to the National Park Foundation help protect our national treasures, enhance the visitor experience, and connect people to places of incredible beauty and historic importance. And there are many ways to support this vital work.

Ways to Give

Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, simply send your check, made out to the National Park Foundation, to the address below. You may also wish to complete this form and mail it with your check or credit card information. To donate by phone, or for assistance with a donation, please call:

National Park Foundation
Attn: Gift Processing
P.O. Box 17394
Baltimore, MD 21298-9450

  • Give Monthly

    Support our national parks by becoming a monthly donor. Your monthly support will help the National Park Foundation fund mission-critical projects and you'll be giving in an environmentally friendly manner, helping to conserve printed resources and reduce the Foundation's postage expense.

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    Gifts in Honor or Memory

    There are two ways to make a gift to our national parks in memory of someone special or to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding or holiday. You can make a single gift through our donation page and send an electronic or mailed card to notify the honoree, or you can create your own personalized donation page to collect and manage many donations all in one place for an extended amount of time.

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    Donor Advised Funds

    You can support the parks by directing gifts to the National Park Foundation through your donor-advised fund. The DAFDirect widget will link your DAF from Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon.

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    Employer and Workplace Giving

    You can maximize the impact your donation has on critical national park efforts when you take advantage of employer matching gift programs or sign up for workplace giving.

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    Become a Park Champion

    The National Park Foundation Champions Society members make a powerful difference in preserving and protecting the 400+ national parks, monuments, and historic sites across the United States. Your annual gift of $1,000 or more directly supports these magnificent spaces and makes you eligible for certain benefits.

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Legacy Gifts

Did you know there are creative ways to support the National Park Foundation that cost you nothing right now? Whether you are interested in a simple gift through your retirement or life insurance plan, a traditional bequest through your will or trust, or perhaps a gift that pays you back like a charitable gift annuity—there are many ways to make a legacy gift. Explore how you can become a member of the 1916 Society by including national parks in your estate plans.

Make the Gift of a Lifetime
  • Gifts from IRA or Retirement Accounts

    If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make a gift to the National Park Foundation directly from your IRA without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called an IRA Charitable Rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). To make a gift through your IRA, please use the following information to refer to our organization:

    Tax ID#/EIN: 52‐1086761
    National Park Foundation
    1500 K Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005

    Click here to download a sample letter for you to send to your plan administrator.

    If you have any questions about using your IRA to support the Foundation and our mission, contact Donor Services at (888) GOPARKS (888-467-2757) or [email protected].

  • Gift of Stock

    Donating appreciated securities is a wonderful way to help support the National Park Foundation. It is the Foundation’s policy to sell the stock or security and put the proceeds right to work for our parks. Per the IRS, the Foundation establishes the value of the stock by calculating the mean average price on the date ownership is transferred. Many donors also choose to calculate their tax deduction this way using a receipt from NPF that notes the name and number of shares, the date they were received into NPF’s account, and the high and low values per share on the date the securities were transferred.

    Before making a gift of securities, please make sure to discuss your particular situation, including tax benefits, with your financial advisor. Please contact the Foundation at (888) GOPARKS (888-467-2757) or [email protected] for instructions on securities transfers.

    Please note: the Foundation does not receive donor information along with your gift of securities. It is important that you notify the National Park Foundation in advance of any transfer using this form so that you will be credited for your gift.

Fundraise Your Way

Create your own personalized fundraising webpage to collect donations to support NPF's mission and share your park story! Whether it is a hike, a community event, a personal milestone, or something just for fun you can make a big impact on our national parks by creating your own fundraiser.

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    Donate Cryptocurrency

    You can donate cryptocurrency to support the mission of the National Park Foundation. Similar to donating appreciated securities, it is the Foundation’s policy to sell cryptocurrency and put it to work, protecting and preserving our national parks.

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    Shop & Give

    Support the National Park Foundation while shopping for your favorite gear and accessories! Shop the Find Your Park Store to show your love for the parks with gear and accessories for your next adventure.

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Impact Giving

Through impact giving, significant gifts may be designated for a specific purpose, such as landscape and wildlife conservation, inspiring the next generation of park stewards, or telling the story of America. With impact giving, NPF donors can transform our national parks and realize “I did that!” moments. Let’s talk about your philanthropic goals.

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Contribute with Confidence

  • The National Park Foundation received the Platinum Seal of Approval, the highest level of recognition, from GuideStar. This recognition demonstrates the organization’s commitment to fiscal transparency and strong financial stewardship. Learn more.
  • The National Park Foundation received the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. This indicates that the organization has certified, documented, and demonstrated on an annual basis that it meets the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost efficiency. Learn more.
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Visitors walking along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (NPS Photo / Bhoj Rai)

Foundation Partnerships

Many foundations are guided by similar principles as the National Park Foundation and wish to support a national organization that helps protect important environmental habitats and cultural experiences in the United States, establishes curriculum based and non-traditional learning opportunities for children, and engages diverse communities and all Americans as volunteers and supporters. For more information on how to support please call (202) 796-2520.

Tax Identification

The National Park Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts to the National Park Foundation are considered tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For a copy of our IRS designation letter, please contact [email protected].

National Park Foundation Tax Identification number is: 52-1086761

See Your Impact

Each year, the National Park Foundation compiles and publishes an annual report, audited financial statements, and 990’s. In these reports, you can find detailed information about our recent program accomplishments, donor activities, and financial information.


For questions about giving to National Park Foundation or to be removed from the mailing list, please contact Donor Services at [email protected] or by calling (202) 796-2500