Your support of Northwest Outward Bound School brings positive impact to the lives of 1,600 students every year.

Make a Donation Today

Donations to Northwest Outward Bound School fund our programs, scholarships, and initiatives including:


Email our Development Director Valerie Plummer or call (503) 946-3404 ext. 5300.

How to Give


Easily make a donation online by visiting

You can set up recurring monthly donations and make gifts in memory or in honor of someone who has had an impact on your life.


Mail a check to:

Northwest Outward Bound School
Attn: Development Department
2130 N. Kilpatrick Street, #17359
Portland, OR 97217

Stock Gift

Donating shares of stock can offer significant tax advantages to you.

If you would like to donate stock, please contact Valerie Plummer by email at [email protected] or 503-459-3515.

Phone or Email

Contact our Development Director Valerie Plummer at (503) 946-3404 x5300 or [email protected] to make a gift.

Employer Matching

Thousands of companies in the US will match an employee's donation to Northwest Outward Bound School. This is a great way to double your impact. Usually all you need is your donation receipt and our Employer Identification Number (EIN): 45-3463744.

Donor-Advised Fund

If you have a donor-advised fund, you can choose to make a grant recommendation to Northwest Outward Bound School. Our EIN is 45-3463744.

Charity of Choice

Make Northwest Outward Bound School your charity of choice for AmazonSmileFred Meyer Community Rewards, and similar programs.

Facebook Fundraiser

Encourage your friends to support NWOBS through a setting up a Facebook fundraiser. Follow these simple instructions to get started!

Planned Giving

Help us continue to change lives through challenge and discovery for generations to come. A gift from your estate or long-term financial plans will forge a lasting legacy that has an impact for generations. If you would like to make a gift from your estate, contact Marc Heisterkamp at [email protected] or 503-946-3404.

Corporate Sponsorship

By becoming a corporate sponsor of Northwest Outward Bound School, you can showcase your company's support for changing the lives of young people in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

You can choose to sponsor specific events or we can work with you to find an option that works best with your company.

In-Kind Gifts

Make an in-kind donation of a good or service to support our base camps or to support an auction at one of our fundraising events - this includes giving gear!

Other Options

Don't see an option that works best for you? Contact our Development Department at (503) 946-3404 or [email protected] to discuss other ways to give!

Thank You!

Northwest Outward Bound is a 501(c)(3) educational organization. Your contributions may be tax deductible according to IRS regulations: Our EIN is 45-3463744.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
-Sally Koch

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