Please donate to help support the John Muir Trail Foundation. Our projects focus on three areas: the restoration and repair of visibly damaged areas; assessing the human impact on the broader wilderness along the JMT’s route; and affirming and restoring the trail’s historic value among America’s natural wonders. A monthly repeating donation sustains our continued operations. Your donation is a small price for the immeasurable pleasure of this wilderness while enabling us to care for the trail for generations to come!
DONATE TO OUR JMT BACKCOUNTRY RANGERS CAMPAIGN
Bonus for the Backcountry – Helping JMT Rangers
Please make a donation to support the JMT Backcountry rangers. These unsung heroes will receive a deserved addition to their hard-earned income. Any additional funds will be used to repair and improve ranger shelters and stations, replace and update their gear and equipment, and to add a few creature comforts.
THIS MAGNIFICENT TRAIL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
PLEASE DONATE IN ANY AMOUNT!
We encourage and accept your donations in any amount, $10, $20, $50 or more, whatever you can. To anyone who has hiked the John Muir Trail, you have spent several days and as long as several weeks in one of the most beautiful places on earth for the price of a permit and the food you carry. Please consider giving the average price of a hotel room in California, roughly $200/ night. Multiply this by as many nights as you feel were comparable to the days you spent on the JMT, but please give. A monthly repeating donation sustains our continued operations. Your donation is a small price for the immeasurable pleasure of this wilderness while enabling us to care for the trail for generations to come!
DONATIONS BY MAIL
We encourage you to make donations by check through the US mail. Yes, it still works really well! More of the money reaches us for work on the JMT because we avoid transaction charges made by the credit card companies. It is worth the few minutes it will take to address an envelope, write a check, slap a stamp on and drop it in a mail box. And you can practice your handwriting! For donations by check, whether from an individual, corporation or donor-advised fund, please make checks payable to, addressed as follows:
The John Muir Trail Foundation at Earth Island
℅ Earth Island Institute
2120 Avy Avenue
PO Box 7348
Menlo Park, CA 94025
GIFTS TO OUR DONORS
FOR THOSE WHO GIVE $50.00; For those who think they can find a better rate than the average hotel room by booking on a B ’n B website, we concede the point. But consider this, there are no better scenic lands and views than the ones you enjoyed on the JMT!! So we will reward your donation of $50.00, a quarter of the price of an average hotel room, with one of our signature tee shirts (either L or XL for men; M or L for women). Come on….you pay much more for Lululemon or Nike, and we’ll put the proceeds to work on the JMT! Our shirts are made by Farm Fresh Clothing Company in Sebastopol California. They are 100% organic cotton that is farmed in California, sewn and printed in California with eco-friendly water-based inks and are soft and comfortable. You’ll love how they look and feel while knowing they were grown and made by local businesses with concern for the environment. ONLY WITH YOUR DONATION OF $50.00
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EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE
The John Muir Trail Foundation is a fiscally-sponsored project (FSP) at Earth Island Institute which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports our environmental conservation efforts. EII helps us manage the accounting and finances, federal and state tax compliance and other administrative functions, so we can focus directly on restoring and conserving the John Muir Trail. Your donations will be received and processed by EII and then sent directly to us. All donors will receive a receipt in a form accepted by the IRS for the full extent of your donation. EII has operated for over 25 years managing environmental projects like ours with distinction and has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
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