Join and Support

Support the future of outdoor ed.

Unplugged outdoor time is essential for youth development.

Canyonlands Field Institute provides opportunities for kids to get outside. Despite subsidizing every youth program we offer, our program fees still restrict many schools from sending their kids to CFI.

Your donation is an investment in our efforts to bring more students to CFI for free.

support cfi by becoming a member

Make a donation of at least $30 to CFI to become a member! A CFI membership is a great way to support outdoor education on the Colorado Plateau.

Members enjoy:

  • Invitations to member events
  • Advance notice on program enrollment

Be part of the plateau partnership

The Plateau Partnership comprises CFI's leading supporters. This dedicated group has committed to creating a sustainable future for our Desert Landscape. Through an annual gift of $500 or more, you are committing to a future of Canyonlands Field Institute.

Plateau partners get all the member benefits, plus a picnic lunch for 4, on us, with our Executive Director.

Join CFI's Crypto Club

The Crypto Club is our monthly giving program that starts at $5 per month.

Cryptobiotic Crust is an essential part of the desert ecosystem. Just like Crypto grows slowly over time, your monthly donation builds nutrients and creates a strong foundation to the soil that is CFI's educational programming.

Crypto Club Members recieve all member benefits, plus a special Crypto Club t-shirt.

"The Soil Is Alive!"

Where does your support go?

Youth programs


All kids deserve to play outside.

Thanks to our members, we are able to provide discounts, scholarships, or subsidized costs to 100% of our youth participants.

guide apprenticeship


Finding your captain's voice is a oarstroke toward a successful career.

The First Year Naturalist Educator training program provides the tools to for educators to connect people the natural environment. Thanks to member support, this position pays a competitive wage and includes housing.

I.D.E.A. initiatives

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Not everyone has equal access to the outdoors.

IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility. Members support CFI's efforts to continually invest in our facilities, curriculum, guidestaff, and office culture to reduce barriers of access, financial or otherwise, to the outdoor spaces we all love.

community partnerships

PVFC service day volunteer event

Moab is more than red rock beauty. It's a home.

Your support enables CFI to positively impact Moab through free community events designed to get locals outside in our own backyards. Help us continue to partner with local organizations to bring Moab folks outside.

The Plateau Partnership

The Plateau Partnership, comprises CFI's leading supporters. This dedicated group has committed to creating a sustainable future for our Desert Landscape. Through an annual gift of $500 or more, you are committing to a sustainable future of Canyonlands Field Institute.

Plateau partners get all the member benefits, plus a picnic lunch for 4, on us, with our Executive Director.

Other Ways to Give

What is the Legacy Circle?

Canyonlands Field Institute’s Legacy Circle is a network of supporters who have made a lasting commitment to environmental education by making a life-income gift or by naming Canyonlands Field Institute as a beneficiary in their estate plans.

All unrestricted charitable gifts to CFI are used to further its mission through outdoor education. If you would like to make a gift designated to a specific purpose, please contact us first to ensure that we can meet your wishes.

What are my options?

Canyonlands Field Institute is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. As such, it is a qualified charity, and your life-income gifts are exempt from all federal gift tax limits. There may also be tax benefits to your Estate when you name Canyonlands Field Institute as a beneficiary.

Consult your professional advisor for more information about planned giving options, some of which may include:
Specific Bequest: A specific amount of money – or other asset – you wish to leave CFI.
Residuary Bequest: This type of bequest is honored after all other bequests have been made, and all debts, expenses, and taxes have been paid.
Contingent Bequest: This type of bequest is fulfilled if certain conditions are met. For example, if your primary beneficiary does not survive you, you can indicate your next choice through a contingent designation.

In consultation with your professional advisor, you may make these bequests by updating your will or trust, or simply by naming Canyonlands Field Institute as a beneficiary (primary or contingency) on your cash and savings accounts, brokerage and stock accounts, annuities, retirement plans and life insurance policies.

How do I become a Legacy Circle Member?

Consult with your professional advisor and request that Canyonlands Field Institute be included as a beneficiary in your estate plan.

For purposes of beneficiary designations, please use the following information:
Canyonlands Field Institute; PO Box 68, Moab UT 84532; EIN 87-0418027

Complete the Declaration of Bequest Intention form and return it to CFI.

If you have any questions about including CFI in your will
• Call (435) 259-7750
• Email

Legacy Circle Brochure

We also accept gifts in the form of stock. Contact for more info on donating shares of stock to CFI. 

Donating on behalf of a loved one is an excellent way to honor that person and support something they care about. Consider donating to CFI on behalf of someone in your life who was a true advocate for children in the outdoors. Email for more info on dedicating a gift.

Are you a City Market shopper? CFI is enrolled in the City Market Rewards program! Register your City Market Value Card and support Canyonlands Field Institute every time you shop!

Business Sponsorship

Use your profits for purpose.

Your sponsorship is directed toward our youth outdoor education programming. Your business could be a community leader by supporting your local school population, or by providing funding to bring kids outside from all over the country.

CFI’s youth programming impacts future consumers, employees, and leaders.

In return for your financial support your company is promoted throughout the year. We want to engage you within our mission while helping you achieve your philanthropic goals.

We look forward to partnering, and could not do this work without your generous sponsorship.


Volunteers play an important role in the continuing success of CFI. If you have some time to give, work with us to get more kids outside. We can always use the help in the office or in the field.

volunteer service work at pvfc tree cages