Help connect kids to the outdoors

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Donations to Catamount Institute are truly investments in the future; the potential of our children, the vitality of our environment and the health of our planet.

a love for the outdoors

The greatest gift you can give

At every level, your donation supports our mission to connect kids to the great outdoors. Our donors are diverse and their reasons for giving vary. Their combined generosity and philanthropy build the engine that drives Catamount Institute’s future. Our greatest need are funds to support schools that serve at-risk youth and young people who are experiencing poverty.

Our goal: to never say no to a child who wants to be outdoors.

*Donations to Catamount Institute are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. Please consult with a tax adviser or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.


Provides healthy snacks for an after school program. So kids aren't hungry when they are trying to learn.

*Give this amount monthly and support snacks all year.


Provides a local youth with their first outdoor experience. Hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, etc.

*Give this amount monthly and help 12 local youth!


Helps a local teacher bring their students to Catamount Institute for a field trip.

*Give this amount monthly and you will help an entire grade level!

More ways to give

Now there are so many ways to help support our mission at Catamount Institute and connect kids with the outdoors. Choose the option that works best for you. 

Give by check

Donations by check can be mailed to: Catamount Institute 740 W. Caramillo St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Give while you shop

When you shop at, Amazon donate to Catamount Institute.

Matching gifts

Many companies have matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions given by their employees. Contact your HR department for the appropriate forms and forward them with your gift.

Payroll deductions

Many businesses allow employees to set up charitable payroll deductions through the United Way, Bevenity, or another workplace giving program.

Gifts in kind

We welcome donations of goods for our programs, as well as items and services to be auctioned at our annual fundraising event. Please call us at 719-471-0910 x106 to arrange a gift.

Equipment sales

Take your gently used outdoor equipment to Mountain Equipment Recyclers and tell them to consign your items for the Catamount Institute.

Grocery Rewards

King Soopers Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do everyday. Once you link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at King Soopers.
To get started click below to sign into your account and use this code QR799 to chose Catamount Institute.


These types of gifts and other appreciated assets can supply critical operating dollars to support programs and projects that make a huge difference in a child's life. They can also potentially provide tax advantages to you (i.e., avoiding capital gains taxes). Please call Chris at 719-471-0910 x106 to arrange a gift.​

Donate a car

Donate your vehicle to Catamount Institute. Search for "Catamount Institute" and complete the form. Vehicles for Charity will pick up your vehicle for free and send Catamount Institute a check for the proceeds.

Catamount Institute is proud to be a part of the 1% for the Planet network, which connects businesses and nonprofits to protect the planet. If you own a business, consider joining 1% for the Planet, naming Catamount Institute as your beneficiary. Everyone wins! More info at

Donate online

Use the form below to make a secure donation online or call us at 719-471-0910 x108

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