You have the power to build strong, vibrant, and resilient communities by supporting NRPA and the thousands of park and recreation professionals who make their communities better places to live, work and play. With your support we can ensure access to safe, quality parks and recreation services that improve environmental, social and health outcomes in communities, now and in the future.

Give Online

Make an online gift today to help us advance health and well-being and climate-ready parks and put equity at the center of parks and recreation. Questions? Feel free to call us at (703) 858-2190 or send an email to


Give By Mail

Please mail a gift form with your check to: National Recreation and Park Association, CL # 500007, P.O. Box 5007, Merrifield, VA 22116-5007. Download and print the form below to send along with your check. 

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Gifts of Appreciated Stock

Gifting appreciated stock may be a great way to reduce or eliminate tax obligations and support the cause of parks and recreation. To learn more, contact Meghan Fredriksen at (703) 858-2190 or at

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Give From Your IRA

See your philanthropy at work during your lifetime by giving to NRPA from your IRA. If you turned 70½ on or after Jan. 1, 2020, you can donate up to $100,000 from your traditional IRA, $100,000 each for married couples for a total of $200,000, and avoid taxes on your withdrawal. A donation from your IRA can be used to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD). The donation must be made by December 31 in the tax year in question. Note that the RMD requirement has been waived for 2020, per the CARES Act. You should discuss this and other advanced giving options with your tax advisor. Contact your IRA custodian to complete your donation to NRPA. For more information contact Nury Márquez at (703) 858-2163 or

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Estate Gifts: Stewards for the Future

Ensure the essential services and work of park and recreation professionals continue for generations to come by including a gift to NRPA in your will, trust, or as a beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement or life insurance plan. NRPA has partnered with FreeWill to provide tools to make planned giving easier and more accessible.

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Gifts Through a Donor-Advised Fund

If you already benefit from donor-advised funds, you can easily support NRPA with a donation through your donor-advised fund.

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Tribute Gifts

Make a gift to support the essential services of park and recreation professionals in memory or honor of someone special or to celebrate an important occasion, such as a birthday, wedding, or holiday.

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Matching Gifts

Many employers will match their employees’ contributions to NRPA which can double or even triple the impact of your gift. Request a matching gift from your HR department at the time you make your gift.  

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Workplace Giving

Support parks and recreation by designating NRPA in your workplace giving or payroll deduction work programs.

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Become a Partner

Supporting close-to-home parks and recreation can help your company to fulfill its corporate social responsibility and employee retention goals. To learn how you can partner with NRPA, contact Cassie Pais at (703) 858-2151 or  

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