Innovation Fund

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 generally not included in the annual programmatic budget. This could be anything from the design of a digital and brand marketing campaign to funding a documentary feature film.

Member Benefits:

  • Permanent recognition at FDHQ, in annual report, and on FD website
  • Camp naming opportunities during investment period
  • Complimentary tickets to FD signature events in perpetuity (# of tickets based on level of contribution)
  • Invitation to Tributaries activities in local area
  • Invitation to quarterly conference calls with Leadership at First Descents

Minimum Gift:

$25,000 (Payable over 3 years)


Innovation Fund

Joel Appel

Chad McWhinney

Kirk MacKenzie

Rise Above It (RAI)