Questions About Giving to The Mountaineers
1. How do I make a donation?
You may make a donation online, by phone, fax, or mail to The Mountaineers. Click here to donate now.
2. How are my past gifts to The Mountaineers being used today?
Gifts given in the past year empowered volunteers to:
- Teach young people (Scouts, Union Gospel Mission, Camp Fire, etc.) how to belay
- Expand program offerings aimed at getting those new to the outdoors…outdoors!
- Lead over 2,300 trips throughout the Pacific Northwest
- Actively participate in preserving over 30,000 acres of precious spaces including Wild Sky Wilderness and Index Town Walls through conservation and advocacy efforts
- Provide service to The Mountaineers’ 9,700 members across all seven branches
- Offer over 3,000 overnight visits to Baker, Meany and Stevens Lodges
- Educate 2,700 individuals about safe and fun outdoor recreation skills
- Partner with high schools in a leadership mentoring program that pushes “all things outdoors” to this young and impressionable age-group
- Participate as members of the Olympic Peninsula’s Wild Olympics Campaign, a coalition working to protect watersheds in this treasured part of Washington State
3. How can I have the greatest impact with my giving?
By donating directly to The Mountaineers. Gifts to The Mountaineers have the most immediate impact because they go directly to the areas that need them most (as determined by The Mountaineers Board of Directors and overseen by The Mountaineers staff). Gifts to The Mountaineers empower volunteers to go above and beyond what they’re able to do on the current budget.
4. Are all gifts to The Mountaineers tax-deductible?
Yes, they are. The Mountaineers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you itemize your tax returns, you may deduct gifts you make to The Mountaineers. You will receive a gift acknowledgement from The Mountaineers for your files.
5. What’s the difference between The Mountaineers and The Mountaineers Foundation?
The Mountaineers is a recreational and educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that has been serving outdoor enthusiasts for 105 years. The Mountaineers Foundation is an affiliated but separate 501(c)(3) organization. Approximately one-third of gifts given by the Foundation come back to The Mountaineers. The other two-thirds are given to various nonprofit organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
6. Does The Mountaineers produce an Annual Report?
The Mountaineers’ first Annual Report as a 501(c)(3) will be published this Spring and each Spring thereafter. It will offer a look back over the past fiscal year (October 1 – September 30), and a look forward to the future. If you are a donor and have a specific way you’d like to be listed, notify the Development Office at 206-521-6006. If you prefer anonymity, we will, of course, honor your request.
7. How do I make a donation that my employer will match?
Contact your company’s personnel office for eligibility requirements and instructions for submission. For more detailed information about The Mountaineers Matching Gift Program, click here. Remember, many companies match the gifts of retirees and spouses.
9. I still have questions about giving to The Mountaineers – who can I contact?
Mary Hsue, 206-521-6004.
Address: The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 Fax: 206-523-6763
10. How do I include The Mountaineers in my will/estate plans?
If you would like to include The Mountaineers in your will, please contact Mary Hsue, 206-521-6004. When you do, you become a member of The Mountaineers Summit Society.
11. Can I make a gift in memory or honor of someone?
Yes, you can. When you do, The Mountaineers will send an acknowledgment to the person of your choice. This can be done online or by contacting Mary, 206-521-6004. You may also mail your donation in with the name to which acknowledgment should be sent to: The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115.
12. Does your passion for the outdoors lead you to the North Cascades?
If so, consider supporting the North Cascades Book Campaign. The Mountaineers Conservation Committee has helped to raise more than $30,000 to date for the production of a beautiful pictorial publication that celebrates the many facets of the North Cascades. Visit The Mountaineers Books Charitable arm, Braided River, to show your support and make a donation.