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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 under-served 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. 

Ways to Give


Mail Your Gift

Please make your check payable to:
Outward Bound California
548 Market St.
PMB 68876
San Francisco, CA 94104


Donate by Phone

To make a gift by credit card over the phone or to donate appreciated stock, please contact Development Officer, Matt Patchell at (415) 706-4768 or



Donate Online

Make a one-time donation by visiting this link. Become a Thru-Hiker and set up a monthly recurring gift and receive some awesome OBCA swag! 



Stock Transfer

We accept charitable donations through stock transfer. These donations are tax-deductible and can help you avoid capital-gains taxes. Please complete this form and send it to your broker to initiate the transfer. If you have additional questions about this donation process, please contact Development Officer, Matt Patchell at



Give Outdoor Gear

Help outfit Bay Area youth from our partner schools and nonprofits with the gear they need for their Outward Bound expeditions! We are pleased to accept durable gear that's in new or very good condition. Complete the Info Form to donate gear!