Since 2018, Gear Hut has helped raise over $75,000 for NPOs
2023/2024 Applications are CLOSED! If you know of a non-proft that would be a good fit for our feature program, encourage them to apply next April for our 2024/2025 round.
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 featured as the "Non Profit of the Month" at the store twice a year. We also host a "10% of sales" donation days where Gear Hut donates a portion of the day's total sales to the featured NPO.
Introducing Gear Hut's 2023/2024 NPO Partners:
Skiing is Believing:
Our goal is "To promote, support & ease access to outdoor sports".
Skiing is Believing / Biking is Believing offers year round day camps, after school and coaching programs for ALL children, and some limited offerings for adults, focused on a variety of sport and community service to help develop life skills. Sport & physical activity have the power to change lives in numerous capacities and while SIB focuses on snow & bike sports, our programming offers over 40 different sports to all people no matter their background or experience.
Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance:
(TMBA) is a collaboration between local governments, non-profits, businesses, and individuals. We promote bicycling as an alternative form of transportation that plays a key role in reducing air pollution, reducing traffic congestion, and promoting healthy, active lifestyles. Our mission is to make Washoe County a safer and more inclusive cycling community. We hope to achieve this mission through a combination of events and activities, a focus on improving local cycling policies and infrastructure, and fostering connection.
Moon Rocks Bouldering Co.:
Moon Rocks Bouldering Co.’s primary mission is introducing underserved communities to the sport of rock climbing as a therapeutic tool to help cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other mental and physical afflictions. They accomplish this through crag clean-ups, granting free memberships to the financially incapable, and many other things regarding keeping the community clean, and involving anyone who wants to be a part of it.
Walker Basin Conservancy:
The Walker Basin Conservancy works to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental, and recreational interests throughout the Walker Basin.
Our Center is the LGBTQIA2S+ community center for northern Nevada. Our mission is to maintain a safe, empowering, and supportive center for the LGBTQ+ community and allies that addresses advocacy, education, and services. We seek to build, connect, and strengthen the LGBTQ+ community through community building, arts and culture programming, and inclusive activities.
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.