Planned Giving

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

CRAT Diagram

How it Works

  • You transfer cash, securities or other appreciated property into a trust.
  • The trust makes fixed annual payments to you or to beneficiaries you name.
  • When the trust terminates, the remainder passes to National Geographic to be used as you have directed.

Benefits

  • Receive income for life or a term of years in return for your gift.
  • Receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of your contribution.
  • Pay no upfront capital gains tax on appreciated assets you donate.
  • Your trust can meet personal or family needs that are tied to a specific timeframe, such as tuition payments.

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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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