Other Ways to Give
Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving
Does your employer offer matching gifts, allowing you to double your contribution? Many companies provide this employee benefit and some even extend it to spouses and retirees. To find out, search for your employer below and check in with them on how to get it set up. By simply completing a matching gift form, you may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift! Contributions of any amount help enhance the experience in Oregon’s beloved parks.
Your contribution, of any amount, to Oregon Parks Forever (previously Oregon State Parks Foundation) makes a difference in preserving the natural, historic and cultural wonders in Oregon’s Parks. From the austere grandeur of Wallowa Lake, to the iconic landscape of the Oregon coast, your gift to Oregon Parks Forever will help now and for generations to come.
Make a Donation Online by visiting our secure donation page.
Make a Donation by Mail by downloading our OPF Donation Form and popping it in the mail.
Make a Donation by Phone by calling Maegan at 503-966-1163. We can accept your credit card donation, thank you in person, and answer any questions you might have.
- Gifts of Stock: Make a donation of appreciated securities and you may receive an immediate tax deduction and savings on capital gains taxes. Download this PDF stock contribution form. Contact us for more information.
- Donating Property to the Oregon Parks Forever: If you have land you would like to donate, please contact us! More than one-third of Oregon’s state parklands were donated by individuals, families and businesses. Oregon Parks Forever accepts two types of real estate gifts: (1) lands that you would like permanently protected as a park or (2) lands that you will permit us to sell, with the proceeds going to support our important work.
For More Information
For more information about these and other ways you can leave a lasting legacy for Oregon’s parks, please contact our Executive Director, at 503-966-1283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Oregon Parks Forever every time you shop using AmazonSmile, at no cost to you. Once you’ve chosen Oregon Parks Forever as your designated charity, AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Oregon Parks Forever.
Fred Meyer Rewards
Fred Meyer Community Rewards is an easy way for Oregon Parks Forever to receive donations from Fred Meyer Stores. Customers earn these donations for Oregon Parks Forever by shopping with their Rewards Card. Fred Meyer will donate over $2 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington every year through this program. Here’s how it works:
- Link your Rewards Card to Oregon Parks Forever, just log in to your online account.
- Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you’ll be helping Oregon Parks Forever earn a donation from Fred Meyer.
- At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to Oregon Parks Forever based on the accumulated spending of the Rewards Customers linked to Oregon Parks Forever.
- Fred Meyer will donate over $500k each quarter via Community Rewards!
A creative way to give to Oregon Parks Forever is through in-kind donations! Whether you have office supplies you don’t need or you’re a business owner who is willing to donate goods or services, non-monetary donations are a worthwhile tax-deductible way to give. Please contact Maegan at 503-966-1163 or email@example.com.
If you are a business owner or representative, we would love to work with you! Your business’ tax-deductible in-kind donation will benefit Oregon’s parks and be publicly acknowledged. Please contact us for more information.
We can use:
- Market Research
- Public Relations
- Co-op Advertising
- Event Catering
- Graphic services
- Premiums for Memberships
- Office Supplies
Build a legacy for future Oregonians, make a planned gift to Oregon Parks Forever.
By remembering Oregon Parks Forever (OPF) in your will or trust, you are helping ensure that our parks will endure for future generations. OPF has been fortunate that our donors are exceptionally forward-thinking, community-minded individuals. Through making a gift to OPF through your will or trust, you join the ranks of many notable Oregon philanthropists and innovators.
Many donors find that planned giving allows them to remain fully in control of their assets, while ensuring that their legacy will endure after their lifetime and affect the type of positive change important to their values.
If you already have a planned gift for Oregon Parks Forever in place, please inform us so we may thank you and include you in our Legacy Society. You also may complete this Letter of Intent form and return it to Oregon Parks Forever, 1501 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, OR 97201. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is 93-1177836.
Planned Giving – Creating your Oregon Parks Legacy
You can help to ensure a vibrant future for Oregon’s Parks.
Planned gifts are a creative way to support OSPF that, through careful financial and estate planning, benefit you, your loved ones and OSPF. These gifts offer ways to make a lasting gift while planning your financial security, and may provide special tax advantages for you. Above all, you will have the satisfaction of helping to sustain the natural treasures that are Oregon’s parks.
OPF Legacy Society
The OPF Legacy Society recognizes those who have provided for OPF through their estate planning.
Ways of Giving
Planned gifts can be made through a bequest in your will, a living trust agreement, life insurance, retirement plan or real estate and other property.
By designating OPF as a beneficiary in your will, you can leave a lasting legacy for the park and receive acknowledgment for it today through membership in the OPF Legacy Society.
Charitable bequests may be made in the form of currency, securities, or other property, and may be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of a donor’s entire estate.
“I hereby give $____ (or a percentage of my estate) to Oregon Parks Forever, an Oregon non-profit corporation.”
Click here for a printable version of will bequest language to take to your attorney.
Retirement Plans and IRAs
Here’s a simple way to avoid income tax and potential estate tax on your retirement plan, while making a significant gift to OPF.
- Name Oregon Parks Forever as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan.
- Pass the balance of your retirement assets to OPF by contacting your plan administrator.
- Notify OPF about your gift. Your plan administrator is not obligated to notify us.
70½ or older? Make a “Tax-Free” Gift Through Your IRA
The IRA Charitable Transfer is an excellent way to make gifts and receive tax benefits in return. Consider using your IRA account to make the most of your charitable giving. Your IRA transfer can fulfill all or a portion of your required minimum distribution for this year. Consult with your financial advisor for more details on making a charitable contribution from your IRA.
- You must be age 70½ or older at the time of gift.
- Transfers must be made directly from a traditional IRA account by your IRA administrator to OPF. If you have retirement assets in a 401k, 403b, etc., you must first roll those funds into an IRA.
Life Insurance Gifts
You may contribute a paid-up life insurance policy you own but no longer need, or a new policy listing OSPF as owner and beneficiary. Ongoing premium payments for policies owned by OSPF are considered tax-deductible contributions.
Life Income Gifts
A life income gift provides income for the donor and/or a loved one, with the remainder benefiting OSPF. Depending upon the plan, the income may be fixed or variable and can continue for one or more lifetimes, a term of years, or a combination of the two. Examples of life income gifts are charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.
There are variations on planned gifts that can be tailored for your specific financial and family situations. As you consider your giving options, we strongly encourage you to consult with your financial and legal advisors on the tax-wise advantages of various plans. The information presented here is not intended as financial and legal advice. We can assist you in creating charitable gift plans that meet your needs and clearly state your intentions. To discuss ways to remember OPF in your estate and financial planning, please contact Seth Miller at 503-966-1053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are considering a planned gift and would like more information, please contact us.
Corporate partnerships allow us to continue increasing environmental education, access, and healthy activities in Oregon’s parks.
Show your corporation’s support for Oregon’s parks by partnering with Oregon Parks Forever.
We welcome corporate partnerships that share our dedication to increasing environmental education, access, and healthy activities in Oregon’s parks. Donations are tax deductible and we ensure that our corporate donors are publicly thanked. Depending on your level of giving we can offer the following:
- Inclusion of your company name or logo on print materials
- A news item posted to our website about your donation
- Banners with your company name or logo at our events
Corporate donations can be restricted to particular programs or projects, or can help us with our overall management and promotion of the our work.
We can also partner with corporations to provide Oregon State Park annual day-use parking permits as an employee benefit to promote access to state parks. To learn more, please call us at 503-966-1283.
Your partnership with Oregon Parks Forever will support the Oregon community by enhancing and preserving special places and experiences in Oregon’s parks for generations to come.