Ways to Give


Donate Online Today

Support our Annual Fund with a one-time donation. Your donation will inspire bold futures.

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Give Monthly

Become a monthly donor and give VOBS the gift of stability. Knowing the amount and timing of your gift in advance helps us with our annual financial planning.

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Donate by Phone or Mail

To donate by phone, call our Development Associate at (651) 401-0632.

To donate by mail, make your check payable to VOBS and mail to:

Voyageur Outward Bound School
1650 Carroll Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104


Give a meaningful gift for a special occasion or in memory of a loved one by making a donation that will change lives. When you donate online, check the box to “dedicate this donation.” If you would like to notify someone of your dedication, please provide their email address in the "email address for notification" field.

Stock Transfers

We accept charitable donations through stock transfers. You may arrange a stock transfer by contacting our broker, Charles Schwab, at (800) 435-4000. For additional information, questions, or to alert us of the gift, please contact VOBS Director of Development by phone (651) 401-0637 or email

Donor Advised Funds

If you have a donor advised fund — either with a family foundation or a banking institution — you can go online or call to instruct your fund manager to send a grant to Voyageur Outward Bound School, 1650 Carroll Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104 (Federal Tax ID Number: 41 - 0877456).

Family Foundations

If Voyageur Outward Bound School’s mission aligns with your family foundation giving priorities, we would welcome a conversation. Please call us at (651) 401-0637 or email

Employer Matching

Thousands of companies in the U.S. will match an employee's donation to VOBS. This is a great way to double your impact. Usually, all you need is your donation receipt and our Federal Tax ID Number: 41-0877459. 

To see if your employer has a matching program please contact your Human Resources Department or you can try checking the link here.

Give While You Shop or Sell

This is an easy way to shop (or sell!) and support your favorite non-profit organization at the same time – at no cost to you. Choose VOBS as your designee at these online retailers, and a percentage of your purchase or sale will be donated to support our mission.
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In Kind Donations

If you would like to make a donation of a good or service to support VOBS, contact Emily Hoover, Development Associate, at (651) 401-0632 or


“I would not only recommend the experience of Outward Bound, I would insist upon it. If it weren’t for my experiences in the wilderness, really starting with Outward Bound, I don’t know where I would be. I don’t know what kind of person I would be. I don’t know that I could have ever achieved the things I’ve achieved in my life, and I certainly wouldn’t have passed those things on to my children. As teachers, as parents, as community members, we’ve got to figure out a way to get more kids out into the wilderness because it changes them forever!”

~ Chris Coleman, VOBS Alum, Former Mayor of St. Paul

“It feels good to support students of all ages who are pushing themselves, and learning teamwork and leadership. Increasing your support is a way to ensure that VOBS can continue to reach more people who can benefit from an Outward Bound experience.”

~ Lisa Wong, VOBS Donor and Alum

“As philanthropy became something I was financially capable of, I wanted my philanthropic dollars to follow my life and reflect my values.”

~ Jerry Rosen, VOBS Donor, Trustee and Alum

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And change lives through challenge and discovery.


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