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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 parks. And there are many ways to support this vital work.

Ways to Give

Donate by Mail

To donate by check, please complete this form and mail your donation to the address below. 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 and the environment by becoming a monthly donor. Your monthly support will help the National Park Foundation provide mission-critical grants, reduce fundraising costs, and conserve printed resources.

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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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    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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Estate Planning

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

Have your own idea on how to make an impact on our national parks? You can sign up to create your own personalized fundraising webpage to collect donations and share your 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.

    Cryptocurrency Donation
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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 your love for the parks with gear and accessories for your next adventure.

    Find Your Park Store

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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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


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