How You Can Help

Here's how you can help protect our precious parklands and reconnect children and their family with our nation's parks.

Become a Member

As a member of National Park Trust: you know that current projects to preserve and protect critical lands will continue; you see the difference your contribution makes in the lives of the children who attend outdoor education programs as part of our Youth to Parks scholarship program; you discover our national heritage as NPT preserves the legacy of historic monuments for successive generations. You can become a member and support our important projects by clicking here. Please provide your email address to receive our monthly eNewsletter, NPT News, which highlights how NPT is implementing its vision that "Everyone will have an American Park Experience".

Member benefits at the $50 level include:
  • Annual Report
  • Free monthly online newsletter, NPT News (please provide your email address when making a donation) and Buddy Bison's Buzz
  • Invitations to NPT special events

For a donation of $100 or more, you will be recognized in our Annual Report

The most important benefit is the knowledge that your support is saving our magnificent parklands and making sure that America's youth experience them in meaningful ways.

Notifiy NPT about important property for sale in and around a park.

Email to let us know of important projects.

Sign up for our e-newsletter, NPT News

Keep up to date on NPT News with our monthly enewsletter, which highlights how NPT is implementing its vision that "Everyone will have an American Park Experience". Sign up for NPT in the banner to the right.


Your contribution assures NPT's continued leadership in protecting America's treasured parklands. Thank you for believing in what we do! Click here to donate. The National Park Trust is a non-profit charitable organization exempt from taxation. All contributions are 100 percent tax deductible.

Gifts of Cash or Credit Card

One of the easiest ways to contribute to National Park Trust. You can send a check made out to National Park Trust, donate by credit card, or online here.

Join by mail, fax or phone

  • Make your check payable to National Park Trust, and mail your donation form with your contribution to:
    National Park Trust
    401 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 203
    Rockville, MD 20850

    Click here for the donate form

  • Fax your donation form to (301) 279-7211, or

  • Call our office (301) 279-7275 with your credit card information between the hours of 10am and 5pm EST Monday through Friday

Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend to our website, tell them what a difference they can make when they join you as a member of National Park Trust!

Donate Monthly

Contribute monthly, quarterly, or annually on an ongoing basis. Make your initial donation online here; future donations will be automatically charged to your credit card. You can change your options at any time and an email receipt will be sent for each gift.

Honor a Family Member or Friend

Make a gift to NPT to honor family and friends. NPT will prepare a special card to notify them of your thoughtful gift.

Gifts of Securities

Appreciated securities will allow you to make a donation and enjoy significant tax benefits. You will receive an income tax charitable donation for the full fair market value of the securities and avoid all or part of your capital-gains tax. Your broker can transfer securities electronically to NPT.

Workplace Giving

Federal employees can designate a portion of their paycheck to NPT through the Combined Federal Campaigns (CFC). Our CFC number is 12213. NPT also participates in many State Employee Campaigns.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers match charitable gifts made by employees, enabling you to double or even triple your donation. Check with your personnel office about your company's matching gift program.

Gifts by Will: Bequests

Bequests enable you to provide for NPT's work in perpetuity. You can donate a specific dollar amount, personal property, real estate, a percentage of your estate's value, or a part or all of the remainder of your estate. Contact us for further details on how you can give a legacy gift.

Planned Gifts

Popular life income gift options include charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities.

Life Insurance and Retirement Plans

You can designate NPT as the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Premiums on such policies may be tax deductible. Retirement plans are another asset that you can leave to NPT, especially since both estate and income taxes can be avoided when NPT is named a beneficiary.

To learn which options are best for your situation, consult your attorney or tax accountant. NPT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. All contributions to NPT are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Share your own adventures by telling us where your Buddy Bison's been!

For your own buddy bison, go to our online shop and then let us know which National, State or Local Park your Buddy has visited! Click here to see where Buddy's been so far.


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