Creative Ways to Give to Grand Teton this Holiday Season

Most of Grand Teton's animals have been forced to lower elevations by deep snow in the mountains.

Happy holidays from all of us at Grand Teton National Park Foundation! In the midst of a busy season of giving, we have a few creative ideas for everyone to support your favorite national park before the end of the year.

Appreciated stock: If you have owned a publicly traded, highly appreciated stock for more than one year, there are many benefits to giving it as a gift. Donating appreciated stock to a 501(c)3 organization allows you to avoid the capital gains tax, which in extreme cases could be as high as 20%. You can take a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of your stock on the day you give it away.

Purchase some Cutthroat CO-OP Merchandise: WorldCast Anglers is a local Grand Teton National Park fly fishing outfitter and concessionaire. WorldCast created a line of Cutthroat CO-OP merchandise based on the iconic Snake River trout. The gear covers all the basics to look good on and off the river, with an array of hats, T-shirts, hoodies, and more. A portion of proceeds from all sales will support Grand Teton National Park Foundation's native fish conservation program. Visit WorldCast's website to learn more about the company and the Cutthroat CO-OP collection, and stop by their shop in Victor, Idaho (or call 1-800-654-0676) to get some gear before it is gone!

Cutthroat CO-OP: A New Partnership With WorldCast Anglers

Gift a Bear Box: Looking for a great holiday gift for the wildlife enthusiast in your life? $2,500 funds a bear-resistant food storage box in Grand Teton National Park, with a 3 x 5 inch plaque to acknowledge your special person. They will also receive a teddy bear and information about how proper food storage helps protect Grand Teton's iconic bears. The locker will be located in one of Grand Teton's scenic campsites and will be around for you, your loved ones, and thousands of visitors to enjoy and utilize for years to come. Contact Lenea Luna at 307-732-0629 or for more information.

Bear - Grand Teton National Park

Individual Retirement Account (IRA): Recent changes in federal tax law have resulted in fewer taxpayers who itemize. Without access to deductions for itemized donations, more and more donors are noticing the benefits of qualified charitable donations, including IRAs. Donors at least 70.5 years or older can donate up to $100,000 tax-free, making IRAs a terrific way to support favorite charities. Please let us know if you are interested in making such a gift. Questions can be directed to Wayne Turner at or 307-732-0629.

Giving to the Foundation is an investment in the longevity of Grand Teton National Park. Since 1997, the Foundation has supported special projects in Grand Teton. From wildlife research and habitat conservation to cultural resource preservation and youth engagement, your generosity makes a difference to all those who visit this beautiful place.
Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support, we could not accomplish all we do without you.
Happy holidays!
*Before giving the gift of appreciated stock or through your IRA, speak with your advisor about donating assets that have gained value or consider starting a donor-advised fund.

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