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Through your generosity two-thirds of our students receive scholarships.
At Outward Bound California, we strongly believe all people should have equitable access to safe, outdoor experiences. OBCA raises funds in an effort to continue to break down barriers for people of color and other non-dominant identities from economically vulnerable communities to accessing safe and impactful experiences in their backyard and beyond. 
Through your gift, you will allow Outward Bound California to provide these priceless experiences of personal growth to underserved youth. Your contribution will bring adventure and challenge to young people, and in turn, they will discover that they are capable of more than they ever thought possible. 

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Ways to Give

Mail Your Gift

Please make check payable to: Outward Bound California The Presidio P.O. Box 29632 San Francisco, CA 94129

Give Over the Phone

To make a gift by credit card over the phone, discuss planned giving or matching gifts please contact Matt Patchell, Development Officer at (415) 316-0563

Stock Transfers

Please complete this form and send it to your broker to initiate the transfer.  Questions? Contact us at (415) 316-0563

To help outfit OBCA students from our partner organizations with the gear they need for their expeditions or learn about other ways to give, please contact Emma Rapp, Director of Advancement at [email protected] or (415) 316-0564. 

Please contact us with your questions at [email protected] or Matt Patchell, Development Officer, at (415) 316-0563.

Outward Bound California is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Our EIN is 26-4206241. 

Individual taxpayers that do not itemize their deductions qualify for a universal deduction of up to $300 per individual, applicable through 2021. A person could deduct ALL of their adjusted gross income by making gifts of cash to their favorite charities in both 2020 and 2021 (previous a max of 60% AGI).

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Your gift supports our mission of changing lives through challenge and discovery as we walk toward a more equitable and safe outdoors for everyone.

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