Giving through your Life Insurance...

Many national parks supporters choose to name NPCA as a beneficiary of their life insurance policy, or to transfer ownership of their policy irrevocably to NPCA. In doing so, they protect parks long after their own lifetimes. You can, too, by adding NPCA as one of your beneficiaries.

How it Works

Your gift is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes, and there is no limit on the deduction your estate can claim. Many gifts are also exempt from state inheritance taxes.

Option 1: Designate NPCA as a Beneficiary

Designating NPCA as a full or partial beneficiary of your life insurance costs you nothing today, and may take as little as five minutes of your time to complete. This is powerful way to protect the long-term future of America's national parks.

Sample Beneficiary Designation Form

To designate NPCA, go to your life insurance policy website and look for "Beneficiary Designations." You may also call your policy provider to request a physical copy of this form. Then, add National Parks Conservation Association as either the primary or contingent beneficiary of your policy. Finally, add a percentage amount between 1% and 100%. The percentage amount you choose is the percentage of your policy NPCA will receive in the future.

Choose Primary Beneficiary if you want to support NPCA no matter what. Choose Contingent Beneficiary if you want your policy to support NPCA only if your primary beneficiaries (such as your spouse or children) do not survive you.

If you have questions, please call or email Natalie Gupta, Planned Giving Officer, at (917) 685-0506 or by email at We have dedicated staff available to answer your questions and we will respect your privacy.

Option 2: Donate Your Paid-up Policy to NPCA

Donating and irrevocably transferring ownership of your life insurance policy to NPCA allows you to make a significant gift in your lifetime that does not impact your current finances. Better still, this may provide you with tax benefits during the year you donate your policy.

Please contact us to make this type of gift. Natalie Gupta, Planned Giving Officer, can be reached directly (917) 685-0506 or by email at

How To Say It

I give and bequeath ___________ (dollar amount, percentage of residuary estate, specific asset, etc.) to National Parks Conservation Association (Federal Tax I.D. 53-0225165), 777 6th Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20001.

Legal Name
National Parks Conservation Association
777 6th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC. 20001
Federal Tax I.D.

Tell Us About Your Gift

If you have created a legacy gift to support our work protecting and defending the long-term future of America's national parks, please fill out the short form below so we may thank you and recognize you for your support.

Many people like to leave a gift to charity in their will because they care about the causes that are important in their lives. Have you left or would you consider leaving a gift to NCPA?

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