For over 30 years, Yampatika has connected people with nature to inspire environmental stewardship. Every year, we reach 20,000 youth and adults with high-value environmental learning opportunities.

Continue this legacy of getting people of all ages outdoors and into nature by supporting Yampatika!

There are many ways to support Yampatika!


  • Make a tax-deductible donation online through the Colorado Gives website. HERE
  • Mail your donation: 925 Weiss Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
  • Call us at 970-871-9151 to donate by credit card.

Join Yampatika Monthly Giving Society

Make a secure monthly contribution to Yampatika. A monthly commitment of $10 or more will qualify you as a member of the Yampa Root Society. HERE is the enrollment form. Fill it out and return it to the office.

Leave a Legacy to Yampatika with a Planned Gift

A planned gift is an important way to help ensure that Yampatika is working to educate our next generation of Environmental Stewards! There are many ways to make a planned gift.

The most common way to make a planned gift is through a bequest in your will. You may leave a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. For more information on leaving Yampatika a bequest including the language to add to your will: Leaving a Bequest

Another common way to leave a planned gift is through a Life Insurance Policy and making Yampatika the beneficiary. You may create a new policy just for Yampatika or you could use an existing policy that is no longer needed for the purpose it was created and make Yampatika the beneficiary. For more information about Life Insurance and planned gifts: Planned giving through Life Insurance

Other ways to make a planned gift include Charitable Gift Annuities and Remainder Trusts. Real estate also makes a great planned gift. For more information about planned giving options, call or email Kristen Jespersen at 970-846-0102 or

Legacy Path Society are individuals who have made a planned gift for Yampatika and let us know about it. For more information about the Legacy Path Society: Legacy Path Society



Member Benefits:

Become a Member or renew your membership and join other individuals, families, and businesses who are Yampatika members. Generous annual contributions enable Yampatika to continue its important work, which reaches nearly 20,000 people each year and benefits the natural resources of Northwest Colorado.

How do I become a member?

Yampatika offers several member options starting at $50. Please review the membership form for the level that best fits you!

Membership Benefits Include:

Yampatika offers many great benefits when you become a member depending on your level and type of membership.

These include:

  • Discounts on Yampatika programs
  • Discounts on items in our Nature Store
  • Early notification of upcoming programs

Many other benefits depending on your level of membership! Please review the membership application for more information.

Please contact us if you have changed your address so that you continue receiving your membership benefits and Yampatika newsletter.

Other ways to support Yampatika


Thrivent Choice Dollars

Are you a Thrivent member? If so, you may now choose to direct some of your Thrivent Choice dollars to Yampatika! Visit Thrivent Choice and Search for “Yampatika.”



Use as your search engine. Goodsearch donates half its advertising revenue to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine and watch the donations add up! Just go to and be sure to enter Yampatika as the charity you support.



Through their Community Rewards program, you can support Yampatika every time you shop at City Market using your value card. There’s no cost to you; you can earn donations to Yampatika on most items in your cart, and it won’t impact the rewards and fuel points YOU receive from City Market.

To start (or continue) supporting Yampatika with your value card, all you need to do is enroll online (see instructions below) and swipe your card when you shop.

  • Login to your account.
  • Once logged in, click on your name in the top right corner, which will take you to your Account Settings.
  • Under Community Rewards, enter Yampatika in the “Find Your Organization” box.
  • Choose Yampatika and click Enroll.


When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Yampatika. Bookmark this link and support us every time you shop.


Make Me Smile

Click here to download MakeMeSmile it is a Chrome extension that automatically helps ensure that your Amazon purchase can be correctly attributed to Amazon Smile, a charitable program. Make your online purchases count with no extra effort on your part by downloading this free extension.


Yampatika is a partner with TOBI is a woman’s clothing online retailer. If you shop at please select Yampatika as your charity of choice. We receive a portion of every sale.


Thank you to our supporters!

We are deeply grateful to the many individuals, businesses, foundations and land management agencies who support Yampatika. Yampatika is a community supported, nonprofit organization. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all contributions to Yampatika are fully tax-deductible in accordance with I.R.S. regulations. Yampatika is a permittee of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and an equal opportunity employer.