Giving through your Retirement Plan...

Many national parks supporters choose to name NPCA as a beneficiary of their 401(k), IRA, 403(b) or other qualified retirement plan, protecting parks long after their own lifetimes. You can, too, by adding NPCA as one of your beneficiaries.

How it Works

Step 1:


Designate a percentage of your retirement account to NPCA. You can do this via your plan's website or by contacting your provider directly.

Step 2:

Tell Us About Your Gift

Informing us of your plans helps us ensure we can fulfill your wishes for your future gift. We will not pry into your personal details.

Step 3:

Support National Parks

NPCA receives your gift after your lifetime and uses it to protect and sustain America's national parks for generations to come.

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.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are age 72 or older and own a traditional IRA, you are 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 will 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 can avoid the income tax you may be subject to. You are allowed to transfer up to $100,000 each year.

For more information, contact West Honeycutt, Director of Planned Giving, at (202) 809-2787 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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