THANK YOU for the ways you already support the WEA!

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*The Wilderness Education Association is a 501(c)(3) organization with 509(a)(2) recognition, and your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Consider contributing to one of the following funds to help promote and support the professionalism of outdoor education and leadership:

Scholarship Funds

The Kitty Drury and Pete Petersen Memorial Scholarship Funds were set up to honor the legacy of two early influential members of the WEA by giving future leaders help in pursuing their training. Click here to learn more about the Scholarship funds.

Currently, the Board is working on a Strategic Plan that includes a goal to ensure that our scholarships are sustainable. With this effort, we are reviewing our scholarship process in order to provide consistent support for emerging outdoor leaders and educators. And because scholarship funds are more robust when they’re endowed, the Board has placed a hold on awarding scholarships until an endowment plan is in place. Consider contributing toward the endowment of these funds by giving today.*

General Donations

The WEA is directed by a volunteer Board but there are still several costs incurred to keep the organization running. General donations help cover budget items such as the National Office expenses, website, marketing, presence at other national conferences in our field, insurance, attorney fees, and more. All these things allow the WEA to live out our mission. Join in this work by contributing today*

AmazonSmile program

Did you know your normal Amazon shopping could help support the WEA? You can use your same login information by starting at Designate the WEA as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate 0.5% of any eligible purchase. Easier yet, click the link below for a direct log in to AmazonSmile set to donate to the WEA.
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The Wilderness Education Association Earned a 2020 Gold Seal of Transparency

Our community members, as well as 10+ million GuideStar users, can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good. See our profile clicking on our seal below!

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, providing information to help you make decisions about nonprofits and the work that they do. Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces to become a new nonprofit called Candid. Learn more at
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