Ways to Give


Your giving will enable the Peninsula Trails Coalition to fulfill our Mission and Vision.

PTC Mission Statement:

To promote construction, maintenance, and use of the Olympic Discovery Trail as a nationally significant, nonmotorized, multiuse trail across the North Olympic Peninsula.

Our Vision:

To create and sustain the Olympic Discovery Trail as a world class, multiuse, nonmotorized trail system connecting communities across the North Olympic Peninsula, while serving as a catalyst for recreation, community health, transportation, and economic development.”


A number of options can ensure that the work of Peninsula Trails Coalition continues now and beyond your lifetime. Charitable bequests of cash or real estate, gifts of appreciated securities, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance policies are just a few of the ways your legacy can live on.  Please to consult with your legal or financial advisors when setting up your bequest.

Primary Objectives:

To Support the mission of the Peninsula Trails Coalition by providing sustainable financial resources, to include a long-term endowment fund as well as a quasi-endowment fund capable of funding more immediate specific initiatives.

Our Mission:

“To promote construction, maintenance, and use of the Olympic Discovery Trail as a nationally significant, nonmotorized, multiuse trail across the North Olympic Peninsula.” The Peninsula Trails Coalition is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our Tax ID number is 91-1416511.

Any donations you make are tax deductible.

Placing a Bequest In Your Will

One way people remember the Peninsula Trails Coalition in a will or living trust is through a charitable bequest. You can easily add an amendment, called a codicil, to your will or living trust. Here is some suggested language you can have your attorney review:

“I give devise and bequeath to Peninsula Trails Coalition (tax I.D. #91-1416511), located in Port Angeles, Washington, the sum of ________________________________ dollars ($ _______________)
(Or state a percentage of your estate, or describe real or personal property, including exact location) for the benefit of its general purposes (or specify the Peninsula Trails Coalition initiative you wish to support).”

Your bequest is entirely under your control during your life and becomes irrevocable only at death. If you have any questions please contact our Endowments Manager. (this should be directed to PTCTreasurer@olympicdiscoverytrail.org )

Donations in Lieu of Flowers

Upon a loved one’s passing, donations may be made to the deceased’s favorite non-profit in lieu of flowers. To encourage this practice, common language for an obituary is: “In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Peninsula Trails Coalition for the Olympic Discovery Trail in _______’s memory.  You can make your donation online  (www.olympicdiscoverytrail.org/donate/), or if you would like to send the donation by mail please send your check to: Peninsula Trails Coalition, P.O. Box 1836, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Please indicate on the check or on the website’s form that this donation is in ________’s memory. The Peninsula Trails Coalition will contact family members and share general information about contributions received in a loved one’s memory.

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Gifts of appreciated securities are easily donated, and may provide you with tax savings. When you donate appreciated securities to the Peninsula Trails Coalition, your gift will be exempt from capital gains tax on the appreciation, and you will usually receive an income tax deduction on the full value of the gift. If you have any questions please contact our Gifts Manager. (this should be directed to PTCTreasurer@olympicdiscoverytrail.org)

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate can be donated, and may provide you with tax savings. Real estate will be accepted based on the projected financial benefit. Please contact our Real Property Manager. (this should be directed to PTCTreasurer@olympicdiscoverytrail.org) for an evaluation of your donation.

Life Insurance Policies

Many individuals have life insurance policies that can be used to benefit charities when the insured dies or, in some cases, during the insured’s life. For this reason, life insurance policies are often excellent assets to use for charitable giving. If you have any questions please contact our LifePolicy Manager. (this should be directed to PTCTreasurer@olympicdiscoverytrail.org)

Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable remainder trusts provide for and maintain two sets of beneficiaries. The first is the income beneficiaries who receive income from the trust for life, or a term of years. This can be anyone – you, your spouse, a child, a sibling etc…. The second could be the Peninsula Trails Coalition. If you have any questions please contact our Trust Manager. (this should be directed to PTCTreasurer@olympicdiscoverytrail.org)

The information provided here is intended to be general and educational in nature. It isn’t a substitute for legal or tax advice. Please consult an independent legal and/or tax advisor for specific advice about your individual situation.

CARS Program

By donating your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to the Peninsula Trails Coalition you can Make a Difference!

Simply complete the form in How To and CARS will reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart!

How to:

Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 hours. You’ll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up. Once your vehicle is sold, CARS will provide you proper tax forms in time to file. Their friendly Customer Service Representatives are here 7 days a week to assist throughout the process at 1-855- 500-RIDE. Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier!

Step 1: go to http://careasy.org/nonprofit/peninsula-trails- coalition , or
give them a call 1-855 -500- RIDE, and their trained staff will guide you through the donation process

Step 2: Schedule the Vehicle Pick up
In some areas, CARS will have the ability to schedule the vehicle for pick up during your initial call. In all other cases CARS will contact you within 2-3 business days to set a convenient appointment time for pick up. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, please call toll-free at 855-500- RIDE (7433) as CARS may be able to make those arrangements. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to a CARS sale location. You will be provided a Donation Receipt by the tow driver at the time of pick up.

Step 3: The Vehicle is Sold.
CARS has sales locations where they evaluate each vehicle. When it is cost-effective, CARS will make major and/or minor mechanical repairs. CARS uses auction houses to sell the majority of our vehicles. On occasion CARS may receive a unique or specialty item for which they may use other means to sell the vehicle. Their goal is to ensure that the Peninsula Trails Coalition receives the maximum amount of money for each donation that they receive.

Step 4: CARS Provides all Necessary Tax Deduction Receipts and Forms
Within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle, you will receive a thank you letter which you may use as a tax receipt. This may be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for $500 or less. If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500, CARS will mail you an additional receipt known as “IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” if your tax identification number has been provided. Call to Donate 1-855- 500-RIDE

Amazon SMILE

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Peninsula Trails Coalition every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Peninsula Trails Coalition.

Get Started

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization
to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Please choose “ Peninsula
Trails Coalition”. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make
at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.


How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Upcoming Events

6:30 pm PTC Board Meeting – Port Angeles @ Olympic Medical Center - Port Angeles
PTC Board Meeting – Port Angeles @ Olympic Medical Center - Port Angeles
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly Peninsula Trails Coalition BoD Meeting.  Public welcome to attend.