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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
The Presidio, P.O. Box 29632
San Francisco, CA 94129



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

Set up recurring payments, or make a one-time donation by visiting this link.




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!




OBCA hosts a monthly volunteer night every second Wednesday of the month, where we play music, work in groups, and provide dinner and drinks. However, these events are postponed due to Covid. Take a look at our Facebook page for more volunteer updates. 


Walk Your Dog With a Leash From Dog Patch SF

This San Francisco-based company makes sturdy leashes from decommissioned climbing ropes from Outward Bound California's programming, and donates a portion of the purchase back to Outward Bound California!