Financial Assistance

Learn about the financial assistance programs available through The Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers strives to serve everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We are committed to providing access to outdoor recreation, education and conservation opportunities for all members and youth in the communities we serve.

Membership

Membership dues with The Mountaineers support our outdoor education and conservation efforts. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 100% tax-deductible as a nonprofit contribution and may be matched by your employer's workplace giving program. We want to serve everyone in our community regardless of ability to pay, and thus offer discounts for members with special circumstances.

If you need financial assistance for annual membership dues please the member services team at info@mountaineers.org with Membership Financial Assistance Request in the title and we will provide you with a promo code for discounted membership.

If you are planning on taking courses in addition to membership where you’ll also require financial assistance please review the section below.

Program Assistance for Individuals

Individuals who wish to take Mountaineers courses, activities or lodge stays but are experiencing financial hardship or limitations are invited to apply for Financial Assistance. Applications may take up to 2 weeks to process. Please read the course description as well as click the Required Equipment tab to see what additional costs may be associated with the course. If you have any questions on gear, contact the course leader who is listed on the left side of the course page.

Click on this link to apply for financial assistance for an individual to participate in a Mountaineers activity. Applications may take up to 2 weeks to process.

PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE COURSE. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REFUND THE DIFFERENCE IF YOU RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AFTER PAYING FOR THE COURSE IN FULL.


YOuth participants and youth groups

The Mountaineers Access Program (MAP) is a scholarship fund that subsidizes individuals and groups who otherwise would not be able to afford Mountaineers programs.

MAP is made possible by generous contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, including The Mountaineers Foundation and the REI Foundation. We count on these donations from our members and partners to fulfill this very important part of our mission.

Click on this link to apply for financial assistance for your youth group, then please email to let him know that you have completed the application. Applications may take up to 2 weeks to process.