Planned Giving

Discover the Benefits of Giving Wisely

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Planned and Estate Gifts

Exploring and preserving the world's precious assets has been National Geographic's work since 1888. You can secure your own family's assets while ensuring the continuation of National Geographic's work by making a planned gift to the Society. A planned gift is a simple and flexible way to meet your own estate and financial goals while providing an ongoing commitment to the Society's work for generations to come.

One hundred percent of the proceeds National Geographic receives from planned gifts go directly to support scientific research, conservation, exploration, and education programs—the kind of work you read about and enjoy each month in National Geographic magazine. Explore some of the most popular ways of giving below:





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

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Office of Planned Giving

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Washington, DC 20036

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


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