We are thrilled to sponsor Yosemite Conservancy, the philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to Yosemite National Park.

Our 2021 donation is supporting Yosemite Conservancy’s grant for the Veterans Seminar. This summer seminar in Yosemite is focused on helping veterans take advantage of educational and career opportunities, led by experts from UC Merced, the NPS, CalVet and corporate partners.

According to California data, as many as a quarter of veterans living in the state aren’t familiar with how to access educational and career resources available through the GI Bill. This seminar aims to close that gap, by connecting veterans directly with educators from UC Merced, Yosemite, CalVet and a variety of other partners. During classroom-based lessons and guided hikes, veterans will learn about their benefits and explore options for continuing their education at institutions such as UC Merced, and for pursuing employment in a variety of fields, including in the National Park Service.

This seminar presents a unique opportunity for veterans to tap into the healing power of Yosemite and the natural world as they connect with academic, public and corporate leaders, and with one another, in an incomparably inspiring outdoor setting.

WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS THAT WORK TO PROVIDE A HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER ENVIRONMENT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Planet Foundation® is dedicated to poverty alleviation. We aim to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit in places where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Appalachian Mountain Club

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

global-lyme-alliance

Global Lyme Alliance is the leading 501 (c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness.

greenbelt-conservency

The Greenbelt Conservancy works in partnership with NYC Parks to care for the Greenbelt's 2,800 acres of open space, parks, trail system and public facilities in central Staten Island.

Mohonk Preserve

The Mohonk Preserve protects the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world.

SheJumps

Founded in 2007, our mission is to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities.

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Convoy of Hope works to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.

randalls-island-park-alliance

As the dedicated steward of Randall’s Island Park, the Alliance sustains, maintains, develops and programs the Park to support the wellbeing of all New Yorkers.

thompson-island

Provides adventurous and challenging experiential learning programs that inspire character development, compassion, community service, environmental responsibility and academic achievement.