50th Anniversary Legacy Challenge

America’s national parks were established through the efforts of individuals who wanted to protect the places they loved – places they knew would matter long into the future. Your legacy gift ensures that our national parks remain vital and relevant to future generations.

In honor of the National Park Foundation’s 50th anniversary, our board of directors is encouraging future support of America’s national parks. To do so, they will match 10% of each new substantiated planned gift to the National Park Foundation, up to $500,000, throughout this anniversary year.

For your gift to qualify, it needs to be established or newly identified between January 1 and December 31, 2018. All you have to do is include the National Park Foundation in your estate plans or notify us that you have already included us in your plans.


Leave a Lasting Legacy

The Legacy Challenge is easy:

  1. Include the National Park Foundation in your will for any amount. You can leave a specific amount, such as $10,000, or use a percentage from 1% to 100%. Or, you can also make the National Park Foundation a beneficiary of your trust, IRA/retirement plan, or life insurance policy. You can even establish a new life-income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity.
  2. Tell us about your future gift by filling out and returning an Estate Gift Notification Form
  3. Send us a copy of the page that lists the National Park Foundation in your plans. You can send via mail (Attn: Planned Giving, National Park Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005) or email.

Now is the perfect time to act.

Your planned gift to secure the future of the national parks has never had greater value. The commitment you make now will generate a 10% cash match, courtesy of the National Park Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Complete your gift before December 31, 2018 and your gift will qualify for the Legacy Challenge and generate an outright gift of up to $500,000 to the National Park Foundation.


Learn More

To learn more please contact the Office of Planned Giving at 202-796-2500 or email [email protected].

What Will your Legacy Be?
Our parks need the ongoing support of special people like you. Learn how to leave a lasting legacy for our national parks today.