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Celebrating 56 Years

And Ready, With Your Support, For 56 More

Since 1965, NOLS has been the leading source of wilderness education and leadership. With your help, we’ll continue improving our people, programs, and capacities for the next 56 years and beyond. Join us in celebration of our storied past and to help launch us toward an exciting future.

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The NOLS Fund

The NOLS Fund provides flexible annual funding that fuels the mission that started more than 50 years ago. It supports scholarships, research and outreach programs, as well as day-to-day operations.

How to participate 
Giving to the NOLS Fund is easy! You can make a donation online—it’s safe, secure and quick; you can write a check and send it to us at 284 Lincoln St., Lander WY 82520; or call us at 800-332-4280 and donate using your credit card.

Make your gift to the NOLS Fund today!


NOLS | Step Forward: The Campaign For NOLS: Thank You, Donors!

Step Forward

The Campaign for NOLS

Step Forward: The Campaign for NOLS was a $30 million, five-year comprehensive campaign that ended—with great success—on Dec. 31, 2020. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, we exceeded our goal, raising $31 million in a campaign that finished in an extremely challenging year.

Step Forward was our commitment to you and future students to expand access to NOLS to people from all backgrounds. We will continue to accomplish this through partnerships, outreach, and scholarships, while investing in all that makes NOLS exceptional.

Thank you!