Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of nonprofits and community based organizations. It's a respite from the Black Friday Cyber Monday noise that focuses on consumerism and capitalism. On Giving Tuesday we can extend our gratitude to the organizations working to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive world by donating and sharing their work. Today is the time to put your money where your values lie and support these nonprofits and organizations who are creating a world that is better for all of us.
The Indigenous Backcountry Scholarship was created for Indigenous communities to access avalanche training and backcountry skiing/riding. Coalition Snow teamed up with Deenaalee Hodgdon, host of On The Land Media and Coalition Snow Ambassador to create this scholarship. Shop the Skida x On The Land collab to support the scholarship, or donate here. Find On The Land Media on Instagram here.
Unlikely Riders are a collective that has named themselves after who they represent. Namely, the people who are unlikely to be riding on the mountain, due to various reasons and boundaries. We partnered with them last year and donated skis and snowboards, read more here and find them on Instagram here.
The Okra Project is a mutual aid collective that provides support to Black Trans, non-binary and gender non-comforming people, using it’s resources to try to alleviate some of the barriers this community faces in their everyday life. Find them on Instagram here.
The Outdoor Journal Tour is a project to help women dive into their personal development using non-traditional ideas of self-help and instead exploring the outdoors. #wehiketoheal is their signature event and they have various outdoor events to support women and their well-being. Find them on Instagram here.
Edge Outdoors was created to address the lack of accessibility for BIWOC in snow sports. They are Black women-led organization and they provide resources and scholarships to help diversify snow sports and normalize the inclusion of BIWOC in the outdoor community. Find them on Instagram here.
The Inclusive Outdoors Project exists to host events that help bridge the gap between affinity spaces and outdoor based organizations. They focus on access to the outdoors, and helping make space for groups who face many barriers to the outdoors. Find them on Instagram here.
The goal is simple: empower queer young people through their connection with the natural world. Find them on Instagram here.
SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature and community through free and low-cost outdoor education. Find them on Instagram here.
Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting-edge network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. Find them on Instagram here.
The Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps is a development and leadership program committed to building a stronger and more inclusive community. They provide opportunities for youth and young adults to experience and better understand wilderness and natural resources by providing a transformational backcountry experience. Find them on Instagram here.
Zawadisha provides small loans for renewable energy and water products to rural Kenyan women to help finance their livelihoods. We're also partnering with them for our Far Out trips in Kenya (and more cycling trips across Africa coming soon). Find them on Instagram here and their goods in Far Out, our shop in Reno, NV. (PS: Our CEO Jen Gurecki founded this organization and it is now run by an all-women team in Kenya.)
Thanks for reading, and if you can, please support/donate to the above organizations and nonprofits. If you liked this blog you might enjoy our blog highlighting LBGTQ+ Organizations In The Outdoors or our blog on Snow Sports Scholarships Aimed At Diversifying the Mountain.