NGPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization accredited by GuideStar, who recognizes the NGPA as a Platinum Level non-profit. Their mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. We are proud to be recognized and showcased by this remarkable organization. To see more on GuideStar or download the NGPA profile, click here

NGPA is also accredited by Charity Navigator, an American independent charity watchdog organization that evaluates charitable organizations in the United States. To see the National Gay Pilots Association profile on Charity Navigator, click here.

 


Ways to Give

It’s easy to make your donation to NGPA online. Many donors choose to support the Annual Fund Campaign, which underwrites day-to-day NGPA operations, while others choose to make more directed donations.

Donating online allows you to choose a variety of reoccurring schedules including monthly, weekly, and variable payment, instead of making a single, larger donation. Donations may be adjusted at any time by logging in and making changes to the payment amount, payment schedule, or both.

Contributions to NGPA are fully tax-deductible as provided by law, though we recommend you consult with your tax professional for more information.


 

By Mail, Phone, or Wire Transfer


Writing a check is a popular way to make a charitable gift. If sending a donation by mail, please make checks payable to NGPA. Our mailing address is:

National Gay Pilots Association
4391 35th Street, Suite 200 | St. Louis Park, MN 55416

866-800-NGPA (6472)

Making a gift by wire transfer is easy. For the correct routing number and account information, please contact us.

 

Bequest

A bequest is a gift from your estate such as a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your estate plans. You can make a bequest to NGPA by including language in your will or living trust  a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or for all or a portion of what is left after you have made bequests to your family. To make a gift to NGPA from your estate, you must sign a new will or living trust instrument, add a codicil to your present will, or make an amendment to your present trust instrument.

Alternatively, you can designate NGPA as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. To do so, contact the retirement plan administrator or life insurance company and complete the appropriate beneficiary designation form. You can designate a specific purpose for such a gift with a separate letter prepared with assistance from NGPA.

An unrestricted gift is the most useful because it can be allocated to NGPA’s highest priorities. However, a gift for a specific purpose is also vital and may take the form of a directed gift or named endowment. Many individuals establish endowments that honor the memory of a family member or cherished mentor. These endowments live forever because only the income is used annually.

All types of assets, including cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property can be transferred to NGPA through your estate. You may also consider naming NGPA as the beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan, donor advised fund, or life insurance policy.

Residuary bequests are used to give all or a portion of the rest, residue, and remainder of your estate after payment of expenses and any specific amounts designated to other beneficiaries. Specific bequests are used to make a gift of a specific dollar amount or specific assets, such as securities, real estate, or personal property.

For more information, please contact us.

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Matching Gifts

Matching gift programs are an important form of support for many non-profits, including NGPA. They allow many donors to double or triple the gifts they make in support of non-profit organizations with no additional expense and very little effort.

While some companies restrict their matching gift programs to certain types of institutions (such as colleges and universities), most companies will match donations made by employees to a wide range of non-profits.

To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, please use the search tool below. If your employer is not listed that does not mean it doesn’t match gifts, as some programs are not on the national database. Consult with your employer’s website or human resources department for specific information.

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Planned Gifts

For some donors, a gift that provides a stream of payments may make the most sense from a personal and financial point of view. There are many different variations but three basic forms:

  1. Charitable gift annuities are contracts with a nonprofit organization in which a donor provides a gift and, in exchange, the non-profit guarantees the donor and/or another beneficiary income for life. Charitable gift annuities may provide immediate (partial) tax deductions, based on the life expectancy of the donor and the anticipated income stream, and/or reduced capital gains tax liability for gifts of long-term appreciated assets.

  2. Charitable remainder trusts allow a donor to select the rate of return, receive fixed or variable lifetime income and a tax deduction. The remainder interests benefit NGPA.

  3. Charitable lead trusts are the reverse of charitable remainder trusts. These trusts provide payment to NGPA for a term of years and then provide the remainder to the beneficiaries.

For more information or to set up a planned gift to the NGPA, please contact us.

 

Contributions to NGPA are fully tax-deductible as provided by law, though we recommend you consult with your tax professional for more information.

The information presented on these pages are not offered as legal or tax advice. You are urged to seek the advice of your tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner to make certain any gift you are considering is appropriate for your specific circumstances.

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