First Descents is an organization unlike any other. In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, to continue providing exceptional and ground-breaking programs, and to stay competitive in the nonprofit space, FD launched an innovation fund. Donations to this fund will support endeavors not included in the annual FD budget. This could be anything from the design of a digital and brand marketing campaign to funding a documentary feature film.
Donations to the Innovation Fund will be used in real-time to fund activities that are deemed essential to growing and scaling the organization and its programs. Donors to the Innovation Fund will be recognized through camp naming opportunities and will receive tickets in perpetuity to FD signature events (number of tickets based on contribution). Additionally, Innovation Fund partners will be introduced to others who share similar business and social sector interests outside of First Descents.