SUPPORT CFIEvery donation counts!

SUPPORT CFIEvery donation counts!

Donations from individual Fourteener enthusiasts play a critical role in CFI’s field successes. Gifts match restricted grants, while funding expenses many foundations and corporations will not cover, such as feeding field crews and transporting crews and supplies to remote trailheads.

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UPDATESWhat we've been doing

  • My Job as a Trail Builder  – August 18, 2014

    I consider trail building an art.  I have spent eight seasons constructing trails all over the country, and I have had the pleasure of working … Read More >>

  • Fourteener Climbing 101: Intro to Wilderness  – August 15, 2014

    A few years ago I spent the summer working on San Luis peak, Colorado’s least visited Fourteener. In total we spent two years working on … Read More >>

  • A Game of Cat and Mouse  – August 11, 2014

    Thunderstorms approach Head down under tree cover Sky Crackles with Light Part of working in these mountains is accepting the constant cycle of storms that … Read More >>

  • The Challenge Continues  – August 4, 2014

    So here we are, already at the beginning of August! The summer goes by quickly in the Colorado high country, probably because it only lasts … Read More >>

Giving Options

Preserving and protecting the Fourteeners is expensive due to the remote places where CFI works and the need to hire experienced leaders to run our trail and restoration projects. A newly rerouted summit trail can cost up to $500,000 and take four years to complete.

Donate Online
Your online gift provides crucial financial support to CFI’s work this year protecting the peaks and educating Fourteener hikers.

  • Make a one-time gift
  • Set up a recurring gift to provide CFI with a stable income stream month after month
  • Make your gift a memorial or tribute gift, if you so choose

Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers will match your individual gift to CFI dollar for dollar. It is a painless way to increase the impact of your gift on CFI’s important Fourteener-related projects and programs. Check to see whether your employer has a matching gift program. If so, complete the matching gift form and mail it to CFI. We do the rest.

Donate Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Funds
Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other appreciated assets provide CFI with crucial operating revenues to support the programs you care about. These gifts may also provide other tax advantages including avoiding capital gains taxes.

Donate a Vehicle
CFI can use your old vehicle, running or not, by either driving or selling it. Both giving options are tax deductible and save you the hassle of selling or disposing of your vehicle. For inoperable vehicles, we will tow your car, boat, motorcycle, etc. away from any road free of charge, so all you have to do is contact us!

Make an Endowment Gift
Endowments invest donations to provide long-term support for important programs. The Kimberly Appelson Memorial Endowed Fund supports the Appelson Outdoor Leadership Intern position. Donations will grow funding for this internship, and over time, other intern positions. Consult staff regarding requirements for starting an endowed fund to support your favorite CFI program.

Make a Legacy Gift
Leave a legacy of mountain protection for future generations to enjoy by remembering CFI in your will. Or, name CFI as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy or retirement account. Bequests allow most people to make far larger gifts than they would normally be able to afford. Bequests also cost nothing during your lifetime.

Shop Online
A growing list of online companies allow a portion of your purchase to be directed as a gift to CFI, including the Amazon Smile Foundation and iGive.com. Donations to CFI are small, but they cost you nothing.

Combined Federal Campaign
Federal employees in Colorado can support CFI’s work protecting the Fourteeners—most of which are located on public land—through their workplace Combined Federal Campaign. CFI’s CFC number is: 58209.

Regardless of how you choose to give, any and all gifts to CFI have a direct impact on protecting and preserving the Fourteeners for future hikers and climbers to enjoy.