Create Your Prairie Legacy.

When you include the Native Prairies Association of Texas in your planned giving, your generosity preserves and restores native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas. We’ve been saving our Texas heritage since 1986.
Silphiums and liatris at Talbot Prairie by Lisa Spangler.

What is planned giving?

Planned giving is the process of making a significant charitable gift that is part of a financial or estate plan. Gifts intended to extend well into the future are often called legacy giving. A will, trust, or beneficiary designation ensures your assets go where you want them to be. And having your finances in order often means being able to give more to the people and causes you care about most.

Having a Will

Everyone from 18 to 108 should have a will. It gives you the power of choice and can provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Many folks decide to leave a part of their assets to a charitable organization like the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT), to make a lasting impact.

Join others with a gift through your will to NPAT and ensure that the Texas prairies you love will be here for many years to come.

The Value of Legacy Giving

The donations we receive from annual giving each year is vital. But a legacy gift to NPAT is a powerful way you can help make sure our native prairies in Texas remain healthy and beautiful for years and more lands are restored back to prairie. There is no greater gift you can give to future generations.

Ask yourself: If you could live forever, would you continue to help the causes close to your heart? If the answer is yes, a legacy gift can immortalize your support.

And Legacy giving isn’t just for the wealthy. Whether the value is $1,000 or $1 million, every gift can make a lasting difference.

Echinacea angustifolia (purple coneflower) at Burleson Prairie by Lisa Spangler.
Wildflowers at Clymer Meadow
Assorted wildflowers, Clymer Meadow Preserve, Greenville, Texas. Photo credit: Sean Fitzgerald.

Tax-Smart Gifts for Today

You can distribute some of your assets now to lower your tax burden, while still making long-term legacy-giving plans. Options include:

  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Stocks and Securities
  • Qualified Charitable Distributions

Already included us in your estate plan?

If you have already named NPAT in your legacy planning, please let us know so we can ensure your gift is carried out exactly as you intend. You will also be welcomed into our new Prairie Heritage Circle. Your information will be kept confidential, and we respect any desire to remain anonymous.

Donor Story: B.F. Hicks

It is rare to have the opportunity to include a historical narrative on native Texas prairies. NPAT is grateful to B. F. Hicks for designating to us this extraordinary piece of his family’s legacy, Daphne Prairie, to protect permanently.

B.F. Hicks on Daphne Prairie, photo by Jeff Sargent.

Have Questions? We’re Here to Help.

We would be honored to discuss how your impact can last far into the future. If you have any questions about planned/legacy giving or have already included us in your will, contact NPAT Development Director Jeff Sargent at [email protected] or 972-275-9255. Thank you!

Sunrise at NPAT’s Maddin Prairie Preserve by Lisa Spangler.
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Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.

Header photo: Dragonfly at Clymer Meadow by Kirsti Harms.