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

Give by PayPal

The PayPal Giving Fund covers transaction fees for charitable giving. In the PayPal app, scroll to 'Make an impact', click 'More ways to give', search Outward Bound California.

Stock Transfers
And Bank Account Electronic Funds Transfers

Please contact Matthew Patchell at (415) 706-4768 or [email protected]

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

Donate Cryptocurrencies

Gifts of cryptocurrency may reduce your tax exposure, by reducing capital gains tax on the appreciated amount. 

Mail Your Gift

Please make check payable to: Outward Bound California

548 Market St
PMB 68876
San Francisco, California 94104-5401


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).

Thank you!

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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