Support Us

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All gifts are tax-deductible. A gift to the Gulch helps sustain our mission and our commitment to offering transformative experiences in the American Southwest. Thank you for your support.

Scholarship Fund

Support scholarships for individual trekkers to join us on trek in the summer. If you would like your donation to support scholarships specifically, please make a note when submitting your donation. For more information, contact Enrollment

Planned Giving: Join the Red Rocks Society

Please consider joining the Red Rocks Society, a group of supporters who have chosen to include Cottonwood Gulch in their estate plans. For more information, contact Jordan Stone

Our Endowment

In recent years, over 30K of interest from our endowment has supported scholarships, land initiatives, capital improvements, and other projects. If you would like your donation to support our endowment specifically, please make a note when submitting your donation. For more information, contact Jordan Stone.  

Stocks and Securities

The gift of stock is a powerful way to support Cottonwood Gulch’s work. Please click here for more information. 



With your support, nearly a third of our summer trekkers receive a scholarship for 10%-90% of the tuition.

School Group Support

In the past year, we have worked with 20 schools including a number of New Mexico schools who serve a majority of students receiving free or reduced price lunches.


Your donations have made infrastructure improvements such as forest health projects and a Mess Hall expansion possible,

Community Engagement

Partnering with other organizations to support the local community, particularly during these challenging times, has been made possible through generous donations. To read more about our partnership with one such organization, Chizh for Cheii, click here.

“Every single day was breathtaking, and the entire experience has completely reshaped who I understand myself to be… I had never gone to a summer program prior to Cottonwood Gulch because of the expense, because of the scholarship I received, I had, by far, the most amazing summer of my life.”

–Lily, Mountain Desert Trek