#GiveBIG to Get More People Outside

This May, you have the chance to pay it forward by creating new outdoor opportunities for youth and adults who may not know where to begin. Will you join our #GiveBIG efforts today?
Bri Vanderlinden Bri Vanderlinden
Associate Development Director
May 04, 2021

Today we kick-off #GiveBIG, a two day celebration of donors and volunteers who give back in honor of the people, places, and books that influence positive change in our world. Whether you’re a brand-new member or have been with us for decades, our mission is to provide you with educational and experiential opportunities so that you are equipped to receive the full benefits of spending time in nature.

Your gift today is an investment in the future of outdoor education.


As a member of The Mountaineers community, you’ve experienced firsthand the comfort, joy, and healing our outdoor experiences provide. This May, you have the chance to pay it forward by creating new outdoor opportunities for youth and adults who may not know where to begin. Will you join our #GiveBIG efforts today? 

#GiveBIG for Outdoor Education

On this regional day of giving, we’ve set a goal to raise $30,000 to help us build a stronger, more vibrant outdoor community. Thanks to the generosity of members Rich and Martha Draves, your gift today will be matched dollar-for-dollar. No gift is too small - it all adds up to big change. 

Y-WE at Dash Point, Fall 2019_2.jpgMountaineers Workshops with Y-WE at Dashpoint State Park Fall 2019.

As a 501(c)(3) purpose-driven nonprofit, The Mountaineers relies on gifts of all sizes to deliver on our mission and help people to explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 

Grassroots fundraising is where it all began, and it still makes a big difference today. Donations received through #GiveBIG are 100% tax-deductible and support The Mountaineers Annual Fund, which allows us to invest dollars where they’re needed most and to ensure financial sustainability for all program areas, no matter the economic landscape. 

When you make a gift to The Mountaineers:

  • You provide need-based scholarships that reduce outdoor access barriers across our seven branches so that no one is left behind when considering their outdoor dreams. 
  • You make our Gear Library a reality, providing boots, clothing, and equipment so that youth, adults, and families have access to reliable gear to keep them safe in the outdoors.
  • You elevate our Conservation and Advocacy Program and help us to create courses such as Public Lands 101 and Low Impact Recreation, which teach environmental citizenship to our 14,000-person membership base and beyond. 
  • You extend recognition and leadership development opportunities to the 3,000 volunteers who create courses, activities, and seminars to teach safe and responsible outdoor recreation.
  • You equip our community with critical infrastructure so that volunteers and staff have the tools we need to deliver programs, publish books, and get more people outside. 

Donate to #GiveBIG

As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, The Mountaineers has dramatically increased the number of people we serve, offering programming that improves outcomes for the lands we help conserve. This wouldn't be possible without the support of committed members like you. Thank you for making a difference by joining our #GiveBIG efforts today. 


Your unrestricted support through #GiveBIG empowers the experiences, community, and books that positively impact the lives of adventurers and outdoor advocates across the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Help us reach our $30,000 goal and ensure your gift has twice the impact. Whether you're considering a gift of $5 or $500, it all adds up to big change. 

If you enjoy giving back with the gift of time, consider one of the many stewardship opportunities available through the month of May. 

As a 501(c)3 organization, gifts made to The Mountaineers are 100% tax-deductible. The Mountaineers, Tax ID 27-3009280, is located at 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

MAIN IMAGE: MOUNTAINEERS YOUTH IN OUR PATHFINDERS PROGRAM AT GOOSE ROCK. PHOTO BY DAVID ROTHSTEIN.


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