Impact Giving | Special Gift for Sustaining Donors

Sustaining donations have an outsized impact when it comes to strategic planning and elevating the mission and vision of The Mountaineers. We’re excited to launch a challenge match for sustaining gifts including a special perk just for new monthly contributions in the month of May.
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May 01, 2023
Impact Giving | Special Gift for Sustaining Donors
Photo by Ida Kaller-Vincent.

Many of The Mountaineers most ambitious mission goals are funded by donations. Donors empower youth to build confidence outdoors, support innovation in leadership, reduce barriers to inclusion, and protect our lands and waters through conservation education and advocacy.

Our best mission work is fueled by the sustaining contributions of Mountaineers members and donors who give consistently. Much like sustaining your energy during your own outdoor adventures, monthly gifts and other recurring donations provide a steady and reliable source of support towards our mission impact.

For many of us, paying closer attention to nutrition during prolonged activity is critical to making it back to the trailhead healthy and whole. A hip pocket full of Jelly Bellys hits differently than the predictable, slow-release energy from a breakfast of complex carbohydrates and protein. Likewise, planned income from monthly donations provides predictability for Mountaineers volunteers and leadership to be more strategic with planning. We build a more confident budget with clearer information and are more effective with predictable resources.

Just like your whole wheat PB&J or your freeze-dried egg scramble can help power you through a trail day, your monthly donation gives your community the strength and financial health to meet its most audacious goals.

Set up a monthly gift

Is a monthly donation right for you?

In addition to providing a sustained impact in our community, a monthly gift can be a good fit for donors of all levels. 

  • You value efficiency and consistency. You want your donation to have a positive impact, but with the best ‘bang for your buck’. Monthly donations are spread out over the year to decrease the impact on your bank account and increase the impact on the Mountaineers community.
  • You’d prefer not to be asked very often. When you have an active monthly donation, we’ll exclude you from most of the fundraising emails and include you only when we have updates about the difference you make as a regular supporter.
  • You like to set it and forget it. You can set up your monthly donation by logging in to your Mountaineers profile and selecting “My Payments”. Your donation will process automatically every month. If you ever need to cancel or adjust the amount, you can do so in the same place.
  • Your employer has a workplace giving program. You may be able to set up a donation deducted from your paycheck on a monthly or pay-period basis. This can also have a multiplying effect since many companies also match employee contributions!
  • You care deeply about our mission and you’re in it for the long haul. Promoting access to the outdoors and conservation of our natural world have long been top priorities for you. Your recurring donation will help fuel us to go farther together. 

May monthly donor challenge

In an effort to promote sustaining gifts, a long-time Mountaineers member has offered a match challenge: for each new monthly donation we can secure in May, they will celebrate you with an additional one-time donation of $500, up to $5,000! We’re looking for at least 10 people this month to commit to a monthly donation of any size to unlock the matching funds.

Start my monthly donation


In addition to seeing our outdoor community thrive as a result of your generosity, we also have a special gift for new monthly donors. If you set up a monthly donation of $25 or more, we’ll send you a set of adventure journals to document your excursions, with plenty of blank space for your inner artist or poet. Did you set up a recurring payroll donation? No problem! Just send your confirmation email to

May is a season of grassroots support at The Mountaineers – every year, hundreds of Mountaineers members make spring gifts at all levels in support of our vision to Adventure with Purpose. The Mountaineers® is a 501(c)(3) organization supported through earned revenue and elevated through charitable contributions. Tax ID:27-3009280. 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

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