We are proud to partner with many Non-Profit Organizations. From improving trails, getting youth outside to explore, to serving and protecting Nevada wild lands, these NPOs are passionate about our local outdoor community. Gear Hut offers the option to donate your portion of the profit to any of the non-profits listed below.
Our Non-Profit Organizations are on a rotating schedule to be featured as the "Non Profit of the Month" at the store twice a year. We also have special "10% of sales" donation days where Gear Hut donates a portion of the day's total sales to the featured NPO. Gear Hut is always working to partner with our Non Profits throughout the year on various events such as informational hikes, clean-ups, and tabling.
Galena Creek Visitor Center - Located in the Galena Creek Recreation area, the Visitor Center is a resource for travel, trail and educational programming. As a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, through partnerships with donors, they are able to promote conservation through education and to help connect all children with the forest environment, regardless of their ability to pay.
Great Basin Outdoor School - where students are immersed in day trips and multi-day overnight ecology camps in spectacular natural settings on Nevada’s shoreline of Lake Tahoe and other local sites. Students hike, snowshoe, learn local ecology with hands-on standards-based activities, and volunteer on conservation projects. Teachers get professional development courses and young adults get leadership training and experience. Great Basin Outdoor School operates exclusively in Nevada and has served thousands of children and adults as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 1998. Children in need are included thanks to generous community support.
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation - Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a private, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. Since 2013, the staff and AmeriCorps members have provided the community with educational in-park programs and events that create awareness, appreciation, and stewardship in the over 200 parks of Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. Our programs and events promote the Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Truckee Meadows initiative. We lead interpretive guided-hikes and walks that teach people about the local biodiversity and history of our parks, provide students from low-income families with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum in and outside of the classroom, and host community events like our Healthy Parks Healthy People 5K Fun Run & Walk.
Green Vibe- The mission of this non-profit organization is to inspire a lifestyle that is beneficial to both humanity and the planet by creating awareness and channeling action surrounding the state of our environment and our relationship to it. Funds primarily support Donature Time which organizes volunteers to engage in environmentally focused community activism. Here, we focus on bringing people together to clean, heal, and connect with nature.
Tahoe Climbing Coalition- The Tahoe Climbing Coalition's goal is to protect and improve climbing in the Lake Tahoe Basin through mentorship and stewardship. Join them in crag clean ups, use their site to report bad bolts, and support their "Climb Up!" youth programing. TCC has been a as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 2019.
First Descents - First Descents is a recognized leader in outdoor experiential programming. Through outdoor adventures, skills development, and local adventure communities FD improves the long-term survivorship of young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. Our participants experience free outdoor adventure programs that empower them to climb, paddle, and surf beyond their diagnosis, reclaim their lives, and connect with others doing the same.