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In 2017, our Boundary Waters Basecamp was tragically burned to the ground during a lightning storm. We need your help to rebuild the outpost.


Purchase an item on Big City Mountaineers’ gear wishlist, fundraise, or become a corporate sponsor to support our program.

Our positive effect on the lives of under-resourced kids and teenagers is only possible with the support of generous donors like you. Every contribution you make goes directly toward BCM programs with a proven track record of:

Increasing graduation rates
Reducing violence
Reducing drug use

GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits, has awarded BCM the gold star in recognition of fiscal transparency and strong financial stewardship.

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BCM is recognized by MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership, for its effective and high–quality programs.

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As a testament to nature, BCMis happy to be recognized as a recommended nonprofit of 1% for the Planet under their giving pledge.

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BCM By The Numbers

When you donate to Big City Mountaineers, you’re making a real impact on young lives across America. Here’s what success looks like thanks to contributions like yours:

Outdoor-enthusiast and ambitious inventor Skip Yowell was the spark that started it all at BCM 20 years ago. The JanSport co-founder’s $100,000 donation on behalf of his company completely transformed our organization at a critical time in its development. Read more about Skip’s inspiring legacy here.

In Skip’s honor, you can help found BCM’s future by joining the Skip Yowell Legacy Circle. Become a member by donating $20 or more per month or an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

As a member, you’ll receive:

  • Behind-the-scenes access to BCM strategy and planning sessions
  • Invitations to BCM events in your area
  • Donation impact updates, e-newsletter acknowledgement and more

More Ways to Make a Difference

Here are more ways to support BCM’s mission of instilling critical life skills in under-resourced teens through wilderness mentoring experiences.

Become a corporate sponsor
Purchase an item on our wish list

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Mail your donation to:

Big City Mountaineers
710 10th St. Suite 120
Golden, CO 80401

Donate through a Donor-advised Fund

Tax Information

Big City Mountaineers is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our tax ID number is: 65-0200163.

For more information, please see our W-9 or 501(c)(3) determination letter.