Funding Adventures for Students

Thanks to the contributions of our supporters, we have been able to expand the range of outdoor learning opportunities available to young North Carolinians. 

You may make a tax-deductible contribution directly to the North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Trust Fund. Donate $50 or more to receive an embroidered garment-washed twill cap as a token of our thanks for your contribution to youth outdoor education.  



If you are interested in contributing through an honorarium, memorial, or designating the North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Fund as a beneficiary of a bequest through your will or living trust, please include the name and address of the person(s) making the donation as well as the person(s) for whom the donation is made in the additional comments or instructions section of the online donation page. 

For further questions, please contact Finance & Fundraising Manager Layne Randolph |

Group of children during a bike ride in the mountains.

Your Donation at Work

Thanks to generous contributions from our supporters, we have been able to establish our GO Outside Grants and Outdoor Activity Patch programs. 

Our GO Grants have provided over $5,100,000 in funding and impacted more than 225,000 students across North Carolina, providing life-changing outdoor learning experiences and the construction of outdoor classrooms, agricultural learning facilities, and immersive hiking trails.  

Our Outdoor Activity Patch program incentivizes young North Carolinians to engage in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and camping. With free patches for those aged 16 and under, this program rewards learning new outdoor skills and encourages young North Carolinians to try out new activities.

To learn more about our work and its impact, please review our annual reports here.