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.Donate Now
In these uncertain times, we turn to the power of the lessons we teach: tolerance for adversity and uncertainty, that unity is strength, and that our community is resilient. Thank you for being an important part of our NOLS community.
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Please consider a gift to NOLS. Your gift to the NOLS Fund today has an immediate impact on the health of the school.
NOLS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (tax identification number 83-0204184). A tax-deductible gift to NOLS helps sustain our mission and commitment to wilderness, leadership, and education.Give Today
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.
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The NOLS Endowment is funding set aside in perpetuity to support the mission of the school. It’s made up of an array of gifts and accrued interest, and is permanently invested. The return earned on the investment can be used by NOLS for a variety of needs. Through the NOLS Endowment, a single gift provides continued support to the school in perpetuity. Because our endowment contains provisions that prohibit spending the principal, it provides important long-term stability, allowing NOLS to stay focused on its mission regardless of changing annual pressures or economic downturns.
How to Participate
You can contribute to the NOLS Endowment by making a gift to the fund as a whole, or—with a minimum pledge or gift of $125,000—establishing your own endowed scholarship.
Contact the development office at 800-332-4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.