Help protect and preserve America's national parks for generations to come with a planned gift to NPCA.

By including the National Parks Conservation Association in your long-term plans, you will help protect the awesome wonder of America’s national parks for generations to come. There are several approaches to planning the best gift for your situation and way of life.

We welcome the opportunity to show you the potential benefits of making a planned gift to support NPCA’s work. Please contact West Honeycutt, NPCA’s Director of Planned Giving, at 202.809.2787 or for more information.

IRA Gifts / Qualified Charitable Distributions / Required Minimum Distributions

If you are age 70 ½ or older you can make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA to NPCA.

If you own a traditional IRA, you may be legally required to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) each year. Moreover, since your funds have accumulated in a traditional IRA pre-tax, the withdrawal of your RMD each year may be subject to income tax.

Many national parks supporters who do not need these funds choose to donate them to NPCA and invest in the long-term future of their favorite national parks. By making a direct transfer of all or a portion of your RMD, you may be able to avoid the income tax you would otherwise be subject to (so long as you did not contribute to your IRA that year). This is known as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) and you are allowed to transfer up to $100,000 each year.

If you are still working and contributing funds to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.

For more information, contact Royer Lopez, Senior Advancement Coordinator, at 202.923.1330 or by email at

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