Giving Back

Cnoc Outdoors promotes efforts to protect the wild beauty of the world and create inclusive, accessible outdoor adventures. We support trail maintenance in collaboration with 1% for the Planet, and we are proud partners of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.


Most of the support we give is in the form of gear, helping non-profits and organizations get more people outdoors. Lately we have been focusing on increasing diversity in the outdoors by supporting organizations that help BIPOC adventurers get outdoors safely.

If you are part of an organization that is supporting under-represented groups in outdoor recreation, let us know and tell us how we can help. Monetary support is not always possible, but clean water for adventurers is important and we love to make sure it happens. We know that gear is one of the main barriers to outdoor recreation and we'd like to try and remove those barriers with you.  


Support in 2020

We have been focusing on supporting the Black Lives Movement this year, increasing inclusion and diversity in the outdoors and the systemic change against white supremacy in the USA.

We have donated $2,100 to Black Lives Matter, $150 to Outdoor Afro and are in the process in joining the The Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge.

We are honored to help WTF BikeExplorers secure the gear needed to provide 10 BIPOC riders a SJ Brooks Scholarship.


Support September

Venture Out Project logo

Each September, Cnoc Outdoors pledges 10% of the revenue from our website to an organization working hard to keep up our trails and care for our communities. In 2019, our recipient was The Venture Out Project, an organization that leads backpacking and wilderness trips for the queer and transgender community.

 

In addition, they provide educational programs in order for colleges (especially trip leaders), middle and high schools, camps, and other youth-serving organizations to gain knowledge, awareness, and skills to create trans-inclusive and affirming communities.


In 2018, we raised $2,700 that went to Oregon Natural Desert Association, for their protection and restoration of the Oregon Desert Trail.

In 2017, the recipient was Friends of the Columbia Gorge. With Cnoc customers, we raised just shy of $2,500 to help restore trails after the Eagle Creek fire.