Gifts That Pay You Back

Did you know there’s a gift to the National Park Foundation that returns payments to you? Yes, the IRS allows and encourages these creative plans that can stretch your giving ability. Here’s how they work:

Some of the best ways to support the National Park Foundation are available through life-income gifts. These “Gifts That Pay You Back” help you make a substantial gift to the Foundation while increasing your income.

The plans described here all have one substantial advantage over investment vehicles you read about elsewhere: they produce generous gifts to the National Park Foundation. So, while you will receive payments for life or a set period of time, you can provide for yourself and the Foundation today.

The Benefits

  • An additional source of lifetime income for you, your spouse, or other significant persons.
  • A potential increase in the income you are currently receiving from your investments.
  • An immediate tax deduction for a portion of your gift.
  • No capital gains tax due at the transfer of appreciated assets to your gift plan.

Which life-income gift best fits your needs?

Charitable Gift Annuity
You want secure, stable income at a high payout rate. Your gift can be in cash or stock.

Deferred Gift Annuity
As a younger donor still in high-earnings years, you are still saving for retirement and also trying to lower your taxable income. Learn more about a Deferred Gift Annuity.

Flexible Gift Annuity
The flexible payment gift annuity offers the same benefits of simplicity, security, and attractive income taxation that the deferred payment gift annuity provides, but with more flexibility. Learn more about a Flexible Gift Annuity.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust
You want maximum flexibility with regards to the investment and benefits of your gift plan. Learn more about a Charitable Remainder Unitrust.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
You want the flexibility to invest and manage your gift plan, and also the security of stable income. Learn more about a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust.