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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 NGS Advancement staff at givinginfo@ngs.org 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

  • Stock or mutual fund cannot be held in margin.


For Wire Transfers of Stock

Stock transfers are processed through Pershing, LLC for Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas, Inc. Your broker will need the following information:

Pershing, LLC – DTC # 0443 

National Geographic Society 

Account #FN1037773

Please indicate that it is a gift.

Your broker may contact Walter Booth at 202-626-5259 or Dawn Hennessy 202-626-5209.

Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas, Inc.
725 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Toll Free#: 800-676-3688 / FAX #: 202-783-3461


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. (Branch #3010213)
Bank Address: 730 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

International Wire Transfers:
Wire Transfer ABA Routing/Transit #: 026009593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
Bank Name: Bank of America, N.A. (Branch #3010213)
Bank Address: 730 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005



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



Contact Us

The National Geographic Society
Development Office
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
800-373-1717
GivingInfo@ngs.org