Interested in our mission and the work we do? There are many ways that you can “take action” to make a difference and help SOLE get youth outdoors!  Below are some of the ways that you can ensure this takes place. All contributions are tax deductible!  So, whether it’s the end of the year or that special time, please consider supporting our cause!

Click on the accordion “tabs” below to see how YOU can make a difference today! 

Ways to Donate

SOLE accepts donations in a variety of forms, including online and by mail.  To make a contribution online you can simply click on the “Donate Now” button below or at the top right corner of our webpage.  To make a contribution by check, money order, or cashier’s check please make your checks payable to  Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE) and mail to:

Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE), Inc.
1255 Meadowood Road
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

It is also important to note, we recommend that you check with your employer because they may have a matching gift program allowing you to double the impact of your gift!


Give the gift of the outdoors to our youth!  You can pick the program and participant or let us. Whatever you choose we will assist  you in leveraging your donation to ensure that youth have access to transformational experiential education programs we offer.

If you a selecting a specific program / participant to donate to please notate that on the check or online form.  Also, please remember most donations are tax-deductible.  We recommend that you consult your CPA for specific details.


Give the gift of education to ensure that youth know before they go!  Kip Rand instructed AIARE avalanche education courses for SOLE, and also served as the Director and lead avalanche forecaster for the Wallowa Avalanche Center (WAC).  Tragically Kip was killed by an avalanche in 2016 in the vary mountains that he called home just outside Joesph, OR.  Funds donated to this Youth Scholarship Fund will be specifically ear-marked so youth can participate in AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Education Courses to ensure they are able access these educational opportunities despite financial barriers.

If you a selecting a specific program / participant to donate to please notate that on the check or online form. Also, please remember most donations are tax-deductible.  We recommend that you consult your CPA for specific details.


Harrison Lake Selkirks July 2010 028Do you have that special someone in mind?  Contributions to SOLE can be made in memory of a loved one or in honor of a birthday, anniversary or special occasion of a family member or friend. If your gift is a tribute to someone, please include a note sharing the name of the individual, who we should send an acknowledgment to, their mailing address and the occasion commemorated.

yurtimageGive the gift of gear, property, technology or more.  As a young and upcoming organization we are always looking for in-kind donations that can assist us in furthering our cause.  This includes gear for those who come to us in need, technology for our Admin Team, and land to establish field campuses throughout the Inland Northwest to make our programming more accessible.

In-Kind donations are tax-deductible, we recommend that you consult your CPA for specific details.


Another great way to support SOLE’s dynamic and ever evolving programs.  You may contribute shares in a mutual fund, bonds, or publicly traded stock in a corporation.  Please contact your tax advisor to determine the value.  Your broker may transfer securities directly to Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE), Inc.

To make arrangements, please contact Dennison Webb at: or 208.946.6960.

Other Ways to Give

Are you an outdoor enthusiast, and want to see youth connected in the outdoors?  If so, please consider donating your professional skills to SOLE.  Many possibilities exist in our office, and in the field, so tell us what you can contribute.  Needs include accounting and financial services, website development and maintenance, program development and field instruction, board and committee membership, fundraising event entertainment and event support, and other organizational need.

For any of these volunteer positions or to suggest something else, please contact Dennison Webb at or 208.946.6960.

DSC01437SOLE utilizes proceeds collected from SOLE Experiences SM to provide some financial support to further our cause.  While any course we offer provides this potential, SOLE Seasonal Experiences SM are specifically ear-marked to scholarship local area youth. These courses include Wilderness Medicine Experiences, Avalanche Education Experiences, and Leave No Trace Experiences.  Learn more about this program here.

BCFF - Final PosterSOLE offers several fundraising events throughout the year – both locally and online.  The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival has become a yearly staple in Sandpoint, Idaho blending great backcountry films which celebrate the human powered experience, coupled with a great silent auction and raffle prizes.  In the future SOLE aims to bring this great event to other locales to share the work we do.  We encourage local, regional, and national businesses and organizations to become an event sponsor by donating money to host the event or donating a good or service for our raffle or holiday silent auction.  It is a great opportunity to market what you do, while making a positive impact on our community and its youth!

Additionally, SOLE participates in the yearly Idaho Gives event.  An annual philanthropy event for the non-profits of Idaho. Contributions and proceeds from these events go to support our continued effort to get youth connected to the great outdoors.