Outright Gift of Cash

The Power of a Simple Gift

One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support the Natural Resources Defense Council is with a gift of cash. Cash can be used to  ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities in the form of:

An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card, or money order today, you enable us to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction, when you itemize.

A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary, or close the account.

There are several other ways to make cash donations as part of the gift types below. To learn more, click on the links below.

Ways to Use Cash

Younger than 65?

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide, Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.

How It Works

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Michelle Mulia-Howell at 212-727-4421 or mmulia-howell@nrdc.org for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal adviser.
  3. If you include NRDC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Information
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Federal Tax ID Number: 13-2654926