There are many ways you can give to help support NPCA's critical park protection and advocacy work.
Donate by Mail or Phone
Download a PDF donation form to mail with your gift. To donate or join NPCA by phone, call us at 1.800.NAT.PARK (1.800.628.7275) between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.
Make a Monthly Gift
Become a Partner for the Parks by making a monthly, tax-deductible gift to protect the parks. You’ll help ensure we have dependable resources to respond at a moment’s notice whenever our national parks are threatened. And, as a Partner for the Parks, you can easily pause or cancel your monthly gift whenever you want — by phone or online. Click here to get started.
You can also download a PDF form to start your monthly gift using your credit card. To start your monthly gift by phone, call us at 1.800.NAT.PARK (1.800.628.7275) between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.
Already a Monthly Donor? Thank you for your deep generosity and steadfast commitment to NPCA’s park protection work. If you’d like to update your monthly giving payment information online, download this step-by-step instruction PDF.
You can also update your information by phone. Call us at 1.800.NAT.PARK (1.800.628.7275) between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.
Subscribe to National Parks Magazine
National Parks, our award-winning quarterly magazine, is an exclusive benefit of NPCA membership. Click here to join and start your subscription today.
Give a Gift Membership
Introduce your family and friends to the stunning beauty and rich history of our national parks. Gift recipients receive our member luggage cubes to welcome them to the NPCA family, plus a year’s subscription to our award-winning National Parks magazine. Click here to get started.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
Honor a friend or loved one by giving a memorial gift or making a tribute gift to NPCA. Your donation is a thoughtful way of remembering a friend or loved one, or honoring someone special while protecting America’s national parks.
NPCA membership includes a host of benefits. Find out more.
Make a tax-deductible gift to protect the parks you love with a Donor-Advised Fund.
IRA Gifts / Qualified Charitable Distributions / Required Minimum Distributions
If you are age 72 or older and 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.
In order to quickly and efficiently match your IRA distribution gift to your donor record (and promptly provide you the receipt you will need for your taxes), it is helpful if you proactively inform us a check is coming, the amount of the check, and the financial institution.
Donors age 70½ and older who are still contributing funds to their IRA may not be able to donate their QCD free of taxes. Donors are encouraged to seek financial and tax advice from a qualified professional when making gifts.
For more information, contact West Honeycutt, Director of Planned Giving, at 202.809.2787 or by email at email@example.com.
Gifts of Stock
A gift of stock to NPCA will help support our far-reaching park protection activities and programs, and minimize your tax burden at the same time. To donate securities held by your broker, please instruct the custodian to do the following:
1) Transfer the securities to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) account at Charles Schwab and Company.
For benefit of National Parks Conservation Association
Account number: 2047-5468
DTC number: 0164
Tax ID: 53-0225165
2) Complete this form or contact Shelli Goldzband at NPCA via phone or email with the donor’s name, contact information, the value of the stock at the time of the transfer, the number of shares transferred, name of the stock and expected date of transfer. We also request the custodian to send a confirmation letter or email of the transfer along with any relevant documentation to:
National Parks Conservation Association
777 6th Street NW #700
Washington, DC 20001
Direct line: 202.454.3346
Support your national parks by choosing NPCA in your workplace’s charitable giving campaign. NPCA participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC # 12069) and in many other payroll deduction campaigns through Earth Share, an alliance of the country’s leading nonprofit environmental and conservation organizations working under one name to safeguard public health and the environment.
Many workplaces offer Earth Share as a choice in their charitable giving campaigns, including American Express, Harvard University, American Airlines, Sears, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hewlett Packard, HBO, Aveda, Dell, Tom’s of Maine, Emory University and more.
If your employer does not have an Earth Share campaign, contact Jim Thomson, NPCA Member Services Coordinator, at 1.800.628.7275 extension 215 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help launch a program in your workplace.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check with your personnel or human resources office about your organization’s program. If your employer does not have a matching-gift program, NPCA can help you encourage them to start one. For more information, contact email@example.com.
With a wide range of programs throughout the United States, NPCA is fortunate to work with a diverse range of grantmakers, from major national foundations seeking to address issues on a global scale to small family foundations striving to improve the quality of life in their own communities.
To discuss how your foundation can help improve the National Park System, contact Julie Hogan, Director, Foundation Relations, at 202.454.3362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way for you to support NPCA’s park protection efforts. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .05% of the purchase price to NPCA at no cost to you. Click here to learn more and get started.
eBay Giving Works
Support NPCA when you sell on eBay by designating NPCA to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something. Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you with a fee credit on your basic selling fees. Click here to get started and to pick NPCA as a favorite eBay charity.
iGive Shopping Mall
iGive.com is an online shopping mall with over 900 top-notch online merchants including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, DELL, Gap.com, Nordstrom, 1-800 FLOWERS, Macy’s and more. There are daily specials offering great discounts and up to 20 percent of each purchase is donated to NPCA at no cost to you! Find out more and sign up.
NPCA is a 501(c)(3)
Our federal tax ID number is 53-0225165.