Planned Giving

Charitable Gift Annuity

CGA Diagram

How It Works

  • You transfer cash or securities to National Geographic.
  • National Geographic pays you or one other beneficiary you name fixed income for life.
  • The remaining balance passes to National Geographic when the contract ends at the death of the last beneficiary.

Note:

  • Beneficiaries must be at least 55 at the time of the gift.
  • Our minimum gift requirement is $10,000.

Benefits

  • Receive dependable, fixed income for life in return for your gift.
  • In many cases, increase the yield you are currently receiving from stocks or CDs. 
  • Receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of your gift.
  • A portion of your annuity payment will be tax-free.

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Donor Stories

  • Photo: Pat Minnick

    Pat Minnick

    Through a charitable gift annuity with National Geographic, Pat Minnick receives a fixed life income and supports the Society's efforts to inspire people to care about the planet. "The environmental problems we face are vast, but by joining with National Geographic and their history of remarkable accomplishments, I know we can pass on a more beautiful world," says Pat. Read More

Alexander Graham Bell
Legacy Society

  • Alexander Graham Bell Legacy Society

    The Alexander Graham Bell Legacy Society honors donors who have included a planned gift to the National Geographic Society. This special group has chosen to make a lasting impact in the fields of conservation, exploration, research and education around the world. Read More

Planned Giving Newsletter

Contact Us

National Geographic
Office of Planned Giving

1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


Telephone: 202-862-8638
800-226-4438 (U.S. and Canada only)

Email: plannedgiftinfo@ngs.org

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Fax: +1 202 429 5709


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