Many ways to give



Join the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation in supporting exceptional parks and trails on our island. There are many ways to give.

Your general contributions to the Parks Foundation support a wide array of parks and trails related projects. The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation is funded entirely through the generosity of community members and Island institutions. Thanks to the CARES Act, changes to last year’s tax law will continue through 2021 and might reduce your tax burden. Passed in March 2020, this law allows non-itemizers (using the standard deduction) to deduct up to $300 of charitable contributions (married filers can deduct $600).

Make your gift online, or make checks payable to:
Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation
PO Box 11127
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 91-1855049

Become a sustained giver through our annual Stewards Circle or monthly Conifer Club programs.

You can immediately put your DAF to work caring for the Parks Foundation by making a grant to the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation through your fund. Did you know only 20 percent of all charitable dollars in DAF accounts are distributed to charity each year? If you have a DAF, you can put your money to work for its intended purpose by making a generous contribution to the Parks Foundation.

If you are 72 (or 70-1/2 prior to 2020) years or older, you can make a tax-free donation from a traditional or Roth IRA, up to $100,000 directly to the Parks Foundation. This benefits Parks Foundation while reducing your adjusted gross income, which can lower your tax bill. To make an IRA distribution, contact your IRA administrator and provide instructions in writing to transfer the amount you wish directly to the Parks Foundation.

When you make a gift of stock to the Parks Foundation there is no obligation to pay capital gains taxes on the appreciation. Plus, you are still eligible to deduct the