Colorado Nonprofit Organizations & Environmental Partnerships

Big City Mountaineers | Powerful Youth Transformations In The Outdoors

Big City Mountaineers provides under-resourced youth the opportunity to have transformative experiences in the outdoors. Learn about our mission today.


Conservation Colorado

Conservation Colorado represents the next chapter in protecting Colorado's environment. With your support, we will stay on the frontlines to protect Colorado's air, land, water, and people.


The Golden Civic Foundation | Building A Better Golden

Building A Better Golden

It would be difficult to find a family living in Golden who has not been positively impacted in some fashion by the Golden Civic Foundation’s charitable work. Started in 1970, more than two generations of Golden’s citizens have benefited from the GCF’s participation in community life. From the downtown streetscape and public art that graces city streets and walking paths, the sponsorship of community events and the support of downtown revitalization efforts, the Foundation has invested more than $5 million in Golden.


Colorado Open Lands

Colorado Open Lands is a 501(c)3 nonprofit land trust that exists to protect Colorado’s land and water resources. We work primarily with private landowners to place voluntary agreements called conservation easements on their property. Their ranch stays their ranch, their farm stays their farm. The process is driven by the wishes of the landowner with the goal of protecting open space, water, and wildlife habitat – forever.


Volunteers For Outdoor Colorado

About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Since 1984, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has been motivating and enabling people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources.

VOC works with conservation and land agencies and relies on thousands of people annually to provide a volunteer workforce for outdoor stewardship projects. These projects take place across Colorado – from city parks and open spaces, to grasslands and foothills, to alpine meadows and peaks.


Colorado Youth Corps Association

The Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) creates opportunities for young people to participate in high-quality youth corps statewide. There are currently 8 accredited youth corps in the state that serve 1,600 young people annually.


Colorado Fourteeners Initiative | PROTECT. RESTORE. EDUCATE.

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative protects and preserves the natural integrity of Colorado’s 54 14,000–foot peaks —the “Fourteeners”— through active stewardship and public education.

Colorado’s Fourteeners contain rare and fragile native alpine tundra ecosystems that are uniquely adapted to living on these high peaks. These tundra plants –some of which exist nowhere else on earth– are ill-adapted to being trampled by the estimated quarter-million people who climb these peaks every year. In many places, resource damage is past the point of natural recovery.


The American Alpine Club 

The American Alpine Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our vision is a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes.


Colorado Mountain Club | Colorado's leading organization dedicated ...

The Colorado Mountain Club is the state's leading organization dedicated to adventure, recreation, conservation and education.


Colorado Trail Foundation

Almost 500 miles of Colorado's stately Rocky Mountains are connected by The Colorado Trail as it threads its way over eight spectacular mountain ranges, through six national forests, six wilderness areas and the headwaters of five river systems, reaching its highest point at 13334 feet. Ecosystem diversity on the Trail ...


Leave No Trace

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people across the country every year. 


The Conservation Alliance 

The Conservation Alliance’s mission is to engage businesses to fund and partner with organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values.


Continental Divide Trail Coalition

CDTC’s Mission is to create a community committed to construct, promote, and protect in perpetuity the CDNST which stretches from Canada to Mexico, through, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit membership organization founded by a group of citizens passionate about the CDNST and working to building a strong community of supporters and Trail Enthusiasts who want to see the Trail completed and protected.


RezDawg Rescue

RezDawg Rescue collaborates with several rescues in NM, AZ and CO to ensure the safe and comfortable transport of unwanted animals to rescues, shelters and fosters where they will have a chance at a forever home.