Give Back Through Scholarships on Giving Tuesday

Every year on Giving Tuesday, The Mountaineers community comes together to give back. We hope to raise $30,000 to support outdoor access through scholarships and kick off our year-end fundraising season. Any donation made this month on our Giving Tuesday page will support scholarships for youth and adults across all branches and activities.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
November 15, 2022
Give Back Through Scholarships on Giving Tuesday
Photo by Skye Stoury.

November 29 is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. The power of your generosity unlocks opportunity and equity everywhere – around the world and in our own community. Every year, Mountaineers members like you come together to pay it forward.

This Giving Tuesday, we hope to raise $30,000 to improve access to the outdoors

People of all backgrounds come to The Mountaineers looking for access to outdoor education and recreation. With world-class books and courses and a deep well of community expertise, we are a trusted resource for those who want to learn important skills, try something new, or find a community of friends. Access to things like gear, transportation, generational knowledge, and more can prevent people from feeling included and comfortable in the outdoors. For many,  the biggest  barrier to participating in outdoor recreation is financial. 

We believe the outdoors is for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Donors help us bring outdoor skills and experiences to everyone through scholarships.

Improve Access through Scholarships

“The financial assistance tells me that this is for me. It's an opportunity for equity. And, not to be too dramatic, but this course ultimately changed my life. Beyond the lifelong friends I gained, I've come away with hard skills that help me feel more confident and safe as a woman in outdoor activity spaces. It also has felt like deep personal growth in terms of seeing my value in a team environment and building the transferable skills of moving through discomfort and fear. 

Ultimately, I feel more comfortable outside in the mountains and in my own skin. This course has had a lasting and profound impact on my feelings of self worth and belonging.” 

- Amelie*, 2-year member, Basic Alpine Graduate

Last year, donations from our community provided 254 individual scholarships to youth and adults for courses, programs, and activities. Each scholarship helped to address financial barriers that people face to getting outside safely.

Your Giving Tuesday donation will promote access by funding scholarships. Make an early Giving Tuesday donation today!

Make a Scholarship Donation

*Name changed for privacy.

The Mountaineers® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located at 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Our staff located in Seattle work to support our seven branches (Bellingham, Everett, Foothills, Kitsap, Olympia, Seattle, and Tacoma), three lodges (Baker, Meany, and Stevens), and our Kitsap Forest Theater. Tax ID: 27-3009280.

Add a comment

Log in to add comments.