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Gifts of Stock

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Donate Stock to Help Explore and Protect Our Planet

You can support critical research, exploration, and education programs around the globe and enjoy tax benefits when you make a gift of stock to the National Geographic Society.

By making a gift of appreciated securities, you can avoid capital gains tax. The stock contributed must have been held by you for more than 12 months for you to receive the greatest tax savings.

Please Let Us Know

Please provide the following information to National Geographic Society Advancement staff at to track the transfer and account for it properly. We also need this information to provide you with a receipt for your taxes:

  • Name of donor

  • Name of security (stock name)

  • Number of shares

  • Date of transfer 

  • Broker name and phone number

Please note that stock or mutual fund cannot be held in margin.

For Wire Transfers of Stock

Stock transfers are processed through Merrill Lynch of Bank of America 

Merrill Lynch – DTC # 8862
National Geographic Society
Account: 7WD-03781 

*Please indicate that it is a gift.  

Contact Information

Primary Contact:

Gigi Peterson
(202) 659-6122 

or James King
(202) 659-6055 

Bank of America 
100 W. 33rd St. New York, NY 10001 
Toll Free: (800) 637-7455 | Fax: (202) 609-9360 



For Wire Transfers of Cash

Please use the following information when making a donation via bank wire transfer:

Beneficiary: National Geographic Society 

Account #: 226005682689 

Domestic ACH/Wire Transfers:
ACH ABA Routing/Transit #: 054001204
Wire Transfer ABA Routing/Transit #: 026009593
Bank Name: Bank of America, N.A.

International Wire Transfers: 
Wire Transfer ABA Routing/Transit #: 026009593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
Bank Name: Bank of America, N.A.

Photo: Joel Sartore/National Geographic (Top Image, Eggs)

Contact Us

The National Geographic Society
Advancement Office
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036