Donate to Deer Hill Foundation

Since 1998, Deer Hill Foundation (DHF) has made scholarships available for participants that would otherwise be unable to afford the full cost of attending a Deer Hill summer expedition. In that time, DHF has helped over 1,000 young people find themselves in the middle of nowhere. Most of this support comes from individual donors like yourself. Please consider helping a young person attend an expedition with Deer Hill by donating to DHF in the way that best suits you.

Ways You Can Give

Deer Hill Foundation (DHF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions to DHF are tax deductible; we will send you a receipt for tax purposes when we receive your contribution. DHF accepts donations in the following forms:

  • Direct financial contributions by check or credit/debit card,
  • Contributions from donor advised funds and matching programs,
  • Charitable bequests,
  • Appreciated securities,
  • Certain in-kind contributions.

To make monetary contributions:

  1. Call 970.533.7492 to set up monthly payments
  2. Mail a check to:
    Deer Hill Foundation
    PO Box 180
    Mancos, CO 81328
  3. Or donate online.

    For information on charitable bequests, gifts of appreciated securities, in-kind contributions, and those from donor advised funds or matching programs, please contact DHF’s Executive Director, Doug Capelin by email at, or at 970.533.7492 x18.

Donate to Native Host Families Affected by the Pandemic

If you’d like to support the Deer Hill Foundation’s effort to help our Native Hosts in the wake of this challenging pandemic, click the yellow ‘donate’ button to give through Paypal, or follow the directions above to give by mail or phone.

To allocate your donation to this effort, please select ‘Native Host Support’ in the Paypal dropdown.

Where Your Money Goes

One of the advantages of being a small organization is the ability to efficiently convert dollars to results. Over 86% of all Deer Hill Foundation dollars–since the organization’s launch in 1998–have gone directly to its stated goals: student scholarships, cross-cultural service projects, and professional development for the field staff that deliver Deer Hill’s one of a kind programs.

Please call the Deer Hill office with any questions: 970-533-7492.

I have had so much fun on this trip, and everything I have done and seen will stick in my memory forever. I will particularly remember the beautiful scenery and the amazing feeling of a large group working in harmony. This trip has taught me to see the beauty in everything around me.

Kristi, participant

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