Ways to Give FAQ
Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donations are fully tax-deductible as allowable by law. Our federal tax identification number: 36-4473679.
The easiest ways to make a secure, tax-deductible contribution to Washington State Parks Foundation is to donate online or you can send a check, made out to “Washington State Parks Foundation” to our mailing address at: 1752 NW Market Street #744, Seattle, WA 98107.
You can also make a tax-deductible contribution to Washington State Parks Foundation via cash, stocks, mutual fund shares, or donor-advised funds for operating support, capital project support, tributes, special occasions or commemorative gifts for memorials.
If you have questions or want to discuss your giving options, please contact John Floberg, Executive Director at [email protected]
Through your gift, you can honor someone special to you, make a memorial gift, or celebrate a special occasion all while supporting your love of state parks.
For memorial gifts we will send a personalized card acknowledging your thoughtfulness.
For celebratory events or gifts in honor you can also opt to send an e-card. Click to dedicate your gift on our online donation form and include the name and email of the person you are honoring and your e-card preferences.
If you have additional questions about honoring someone special through giving, please contact [email protected]
You can potentially double or even triple your donation by filling out the appropriate personnel forms or through corporate gift portals such as Benevity, YourCause , Network for Good and others. Please check with your HR department if your employer is not listed below or please contact [email protected]
Yes. Washington’s State Parks are great for business, too. We welcome partnerships with companies looking to make strategic investments in Washington’s quality of life. Please contact John Floberg at [email protected]
Yes. We are a qualified public charity and are found on the lists provided to DAFs by the IRS. You can find us at DAF Direct or use our EIN 36-4473679 to search for Washington State Parks Foundation.
Contact your life insurance company, retirement plan administrator, bank or financial institution and request a change-of-beneficiary form
In the beneficiary form you:
1) allocate a percentage (1% to 100%) you wish to donate, and
2) name Washington State Parks Foundation as recipient.
3) Return the completed form to your life insurance company, retirement plan administrator, bank or financial institution.
If you need more help, please contact John Floberg, Executive Director at [email protected]
Make a contribution of land, easements or land stewardship grants to Washington State Parks Foundation through an outright gift, a will, or by naming Washington State Parks Foundation as a beneficiary of a charitable lead or remainder trust.
If you have questions or want to discuss your giving options, please contact John Floberg at [email protected]
Consider making a legacy gift by including Washington State Parks Foundation in your estate planning.
The following language can help you designate your gift:
“I hereby give, devise and bequeath ___________ ($______ (enter specific dollar amount)____, and/or ____ (enter specific %) percent of the residue of my estate AND/OR real estate located at _________________) to Washington State Parks Foundation, a nonprofit Washington corporation exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, currently located at 5306 Ballard Avenue NW, Suite 213, Seattle, WA 98107 and mailing address 1752 NW Market Street #744, Seattle, WA 98107, with federal tax identification number: 36-4473679.”
Why our donors give, in their own words
We can't do much but want to help keep our parks going. We LOVE spending time in them and we want them to be available in the years to come for our Grandchildren. Looking forward to camping together this summer.
Now in my seventies, I thank my parents for helping me explore the many mountains and shores of our beautiful state. A good example we've tried to pass along. Government can't do it all, though!
I just rode the Palouse to Cascades trail and some of the Columbia Plateau Trail. They need some TLC, but what a unique, magnificent resource we have in these two trails.
I am particularly concerned about the preservation of the historic structures throughout the park system. Many are in immediate need of care. Once deterioration has occurred the historic fabric and workmanship is lost
Although I am handicapped and unable to use the state parks, I realize the importance of green spaces and am advocate for wildlife.
As a frequent user of our beloved parks, I want to contribute to their upkeep and programs so we can ALL enjoy the outdoors with love and gratitude for the gifts of nature.
The State Parks are a treasure that gives the opportunity to love nature.