About the Foundation

What is the 35 Summers Foundation?
We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, promoting and enjoying public outdoor spaces. Through our programs our goal is to help clean up public lands, provide education on land stewardship, promote interest in taking advantage of public lands, and encourage discussion and understanding between all types of outdoor enthusiasts, with an emphasis on trekkers and motorcyclists – because frankly, that’s what we know.

When was it established?
What time is it now? The foundation was officially established on April 22, 2011.

What is United Charitable Programs?
If (when!) you donate, you will find yourself bumped to the United Charitable Programs site. Per their own mission statement:

United Charitable Programs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to create symbiotic relationships with social entrepreneurs in order to facilitate their intended charitable projects that make a better life for people in our community at a local, national, or even international level.

Basically, it’s an umbrella organization which allows people like us to quickly, easily, and inexpensively start up a charitable foundation. For a small fee they handle all the accounting and IRS forms in addition to processing donations (both via check and online). As foundations grow and become self-sufficient, they can leave UCP to function on their own. It allows us to start making our projects happen without having to spend time building an infrastructure.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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