Grassroots Giving in Washington - GiveBIG is coming back on MAY 3 & 4, 2022

Join us as The Mountaineers rallies with nonprofits across the Pacific Northwest to celebrate GiveBIG. We’re kicking off a month-long grassroots fundraising campaign to invest in the future of outdoor education and recreation.
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April 15, 2022

We're excited to kick off our spring fundraiser by participating in GiveBIG! 

GiveBIG is a statewide movement of generosity, where donors like you come together to invest in our region. You can use the Washington Gives platform to easily find all the causes you already help fund, share about the organizations that mean the most to you, and to find new ones to support. Donations to The Mountaineers during GiveBIG will help unlock even more funding through a unique matching opportunity.

Grassroots giving in Washington

Access to green spaces and wild places have played a critical role in supporting our physical and emotional wellbeing for generations. More and more, people are seeking refuge in the outdoors. At The Mountaineers, it is our mission to provide experiences and educational opportunities so that people of all ages can benefit from the transformative power of spending time in nature. 

Early giving is open now and will culminate in a celebration of philanthropy on May 3 and 4. The Mountaineers is rallying together with individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations across Washington State to invest in our community. This grassroots-fueled giving event helps to build and celebrate the kind of Washington that we believe is possible. For us, it means that everyone has the chance to enjoy, explore, and steward our natural world.

We set a goal of $20,000 for GiveBIG and your gift can help get us there! A match challenge has been created to help mobilize Mountaineers like you and show that donations big and small can have a big impact. If 100 people make a donation of $25 or more to The Mountaineers, an additional $10,000 from a pool of Mountaineers donors will be unlocked and applied toward our goal.

GiveBIG will kickstart our month-long spring fundraiser. We hope to raise $40,000 through gifts of all sizes to support The Mountaineers Annual Fund. Unrestricted giving allows us to invest in the highest priorities of our organization. This kind of support ensures financial sustainability for all program areas no matter the economic landscape. 

How you can support grassroots giving in Washington

  • Tell a friend about GiveBIG, ask if there are any nonprofits they are passionate about, and start a conversation about your shared values.
  • Check out The Mountaineers profile on the Washington Gives platform and share on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Add your own personal thoughts or memories to your post.
  • Share your story about a meaningful experience with The Mountaineers. Reach out to mckenziecd@mountaineers.org or call 206-521-6019. Your story may be shared to encourage Mountaineers staff and volunteers, or inspire others to make a donation!
  • Make your early GiveBIG gift today! We hope you will make a donation to The Mountaineers and to any other organizations that you believe in.
  • Send a check or a DAF contribution today with a note of “GiveBIG” to The Mountaineers at 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98115. We will apply it to the GiveBIG goals! Tax ID: 27-3009280
  • Ask your adventure buddy to join you in supporting The Mountaineers to help us get to 100 donors and unlock an additional $10,000.

Your donations and conversations around GiveBIG will help to create a culture of philanthropy in The Mountaineers and throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

Early GiveBIG giving is open now at Washington Gives. Head over to the Mountaineers profile if you’re ready to make an impact!

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Your unrestricted support:

  • Builds the backbone and infrastructure for all of our outdoor and adventure programming.
  • Provides need-based scholarships for youth and adults to attend activities and courses.
  • Sustains a gear library to provide technical and seasonal gear to families and groups.
  • Subsidizes Mountain Workshops, which provide custom activities for youth who may not otherwise be able to access adventure programming.
  • Creates leadership development opportunities for 3,000+ volunteers who make activities, courses, and seminars possible.
  • Supports stewardship training for thousands of members, activity participants, and event attendees.
  • Moves the needle on conservation and advocacy priorities by leveraging our 15,000-person member base.
  • Fuels the ambitions of Mountaineers Books to champion emerging authors, create books in an environmentally sustainable way, document the stories and methodology of niche outdoor communities, and engage readers and activities around some of the most pressing threats to our natural world.

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.

Lead image of Balsamroot at Umtanum Ridge. Photo by Marguerite Hauberg.


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