We are proud to partner with several 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 host a "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 guided hikes, clean-ups, and tabling.
Introducing Gear Hut's 2022/2023 NPO Partners:
Chill Foundation - With a total of 30,000 young people since the program began with around 3,000 per year the Chill Foundation works with social service agencies, mental health agencies, foster care programs, juvenile justice programs, and schools in local communities to select youth participants. Everything is provided to the youth at no cost, whether it be snowboarding, skating, surfing, or paddleboarding! They focus on the resiliency of our participants to help them reach their full potential and see that there is a path out of their current circumstances. Their current situation doesn't have to define them or determine their path in life; Chill helps them to realize alternatives beyond the struggles they face.
Send It Foundation - Send It provides outdoor adventures for young adult (ages 21-40) cancer patients and survivors, removing them from their cancer experience and creating the space to play, connect, and have fun in the outdoors. Send It programs are multi-day adventures in Lake Tahoe and the San Francisco Bay Area, designed around activities such as mountain biking, skiing, surfing, climbing and backpacking; creating a vital community through shared experience.
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.
Sierra Climbing Team - Sierra Climbing Team is a youth competitive non-profit climbing team based in Reno, NV. Their mission is to allow kids who would like to further their climbing and competitiveness to flourish and have the opportunity to compete. Sierra Climbing Team prides themselves on being inclusive to all youth, empowering young kids to try a new sport no matter the background they originate from!
Muscle Powered - Muscle Powered works to make Carson City healthier for all citizens as well as safer and more accessible for bicycling and walking through education and advocacy, the promotion of bicycle and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, and developing and maintaining recreational trails throughout the city. Their vision is to build a community where walking and biking, either for recreation or for transportation, are an integral and accepted way of life.
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful - Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) is a nonprofit dedicated to creating a more sustainable and beautiful region through waste reduction, education and active community involvement. Through cleanups, and awareness events KTMB is persistent in making sure Truckee Meadows and the surrounding areas are kept clean and restored when needed.
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.