Wild Gift envisions a more just and sustainable world built by change-makers who share a common bond with wild nature. We empower environmental entrepreneurs by running a year-long fellowship program that connects them with a mentor, fundraising support, and the GIFT of two immersive wilderness expeditions in the WILDS of Idaho where they develop deep community, reverence for nature, personal confidence, and practical business skills.
Our Wild Gift fellows and alumni are forging innovative solutions around the world in wide-ranging fields such as education, sustainable agriculture, affordable housing, energy innovation, community development, public policy, and wetland stewardship.
Chas Edens, Executive Director
"When I embarked on my Wild Gift trek, I had no idea that it would be such an integral part of my life almost twenty years later. Beyond the mentorship and resources that helped me launch and sustain a successful business, the Wild Gift community has become my extended family. I give so much of my energy and financial support to this awesome organization because I can see the impact."
Pete Land | Class of 2003 | Co-Founder, Tamarack Media Cooperative