Other Ways to Donate

Our volunteer-driven organization receives no public funding and relies on the solely on the generosity of our supporters and community to make our 30+ years of work possible. Thank you!

Contributions to YRPA may be eligible for tax benefits. Please discuss any charitable contributions with your financial advisor or tax professional.

Donate Online — click here to donate online now. One-time and recurring donation options are available.

Donate by Check (a receipt will be mailed back to you)
Make checks payable to:
Yellowstone River Parks Association
P.O. Box 1201
Billings, MT 59103

Yes, we still build benches. Click here to find out more

Transfer stocks or similar assets to YRPA. The value counts as a charitable deduction and is excluded from annual taxable income. Contact our partners at the Billings Community Foundation (406-839-5552 or director@billingscommunityfoundation.org) to process the transfer, the value of which will then be passed on to YRPA in the form of a grant.

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA. If you are 70.5 years old or older, you are eligible to make a charitable distribution. Starting at age 73 (up from 72 in 2023), you areĀ required to take a distribution but can donate up to $100,000 of that to a non-profit organization. The value of a QCD is excluded from taxable income.

Make a contribution to any of our three Endowment Funds. While direct endowment donations are welcome and appreciated, gifts to an endowment of a Montana non-profit through a Deferred Gift Annuity (DGA) are eligible as a 40% tax credit on Montana taxes.

    • Direct gifts to the Yellowstone River Parks Association Endowment OR the YRPA John H Dover Park Fund, both held at the Billings Community Foundation: click on the following links for either the YRPA Endowment or the YRPA John H Dover Park Endowment or send a check payable to either fund to 404 N 30th, Billings MT 59101.
    • DGA gifts to either of the above funds are created through an agreement with the Billings Community Foundation — contact them directly at 406-839-5552 or director@billingscommunityfoundation.org.
    • Direct gifts to the Yellowstone River Parks Fund held at the Montana Community Foundation — click here for the link to donate online, or send check payable to the above to PO Box 1145, Helena MT 59624
    • DGA gifts to the Montana Community Foundation fund are created through a separate agreement — contact them at 406-443-8313 or info@mtcf.org.

List YRPA as a beneficiary for your IRA, life insurance plan, and/or your estate. While doing so does not require direct communication with YRPA, we encourage you to reach out and let us know so that we may express our appreciation and integrate your gifts into our planning.

Many of our projects rely on donated materials and supplies. Please click here to contact us if you would like to donate goods or services.

Yellowstone River Channel runs through a cottonwood forest in fall.