Strategic Partners

Our Strategic Partners stand behind the mission and vision for SHIFT: to leverage responsible, human-powered outdoor recreation for conservation gains, and in so doing inspire the outdoor recreation / conservation partnership. 2017’s Strategic Partners insure SHIFT delivers an innovative, informative, action-oriented event, one that engages the right participants in a dynamic conversation and delivers well-informed outcomes as a result.

Keep it Public, Wyoming: SHIFT is proud to be a member of the Keep It Public, Wyoming coalition. We believe the public lands in Wyoming don’t belong to the state of Wyoming, or a privileged few. They belong to all Americans. They are national treasures. They are our shared natural heritage. They represent the best of our democracy. We are lucky here in Wyoming to have the easy access and the freedom to explore so many of them—from our national forests to the vast, high deserts.


1% for the Planet: 

1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of our network.

We collaborate with individual and business members to identify environmental organizations that will make the greatest impact and align with your giving goals. We certify that every dollar contributed goes to a vetted, trusted nonprofit. Our members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to the environment, and our nonprofit partners are doing the hard work of restoring our planet for the future. Our goal is to significantly increase the overall amount of global dollars going to help protect the planet with the smartest donations possible.

The foundation of the 1% for the Planet network is the member-nonprofit partnership. Our business and individual members engage directly with approved nonprofit partners, providing financial donations, volunteer time, in-kind donations, and other shared-value collaborations. Thriving partnerships help deliver longer-term support and greater impact.

Silicon Couloir:

Silicon Couloir is an exciting non-profit organization grown from a need to connect aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed.  Our core programs help entrepreneurs connect with intellectual, human, and financial capital.

Our Teton regional community enjoys a highly educated workforce, yet is facing housing challenges in a highly seasonal tourist economy. Technology now enables businesses to launch and be headquartered locally while serving a global customer base. We believe the best way to create sustainable jobs is to support entrepreneurs who create sustainable companies. Our community is as rich in intellect and experience, as it is in ambition. We believe great things happen when the right people connect and ask questions.

Teton Science Schools: Teton Science Schools inspires curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education. TSS is an organization in northwest Wyoming and Idaho comprised of seven program areas sharing a common vision of education that has been teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1967. TSS is deeply rooted in the outdoors as place anchors and enriches our understanding of the world. The organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and place-based education. They are our key ally in The Emerging Leaders Program, training participants to help lead the conservation conversations at SHIFT.

The George B. Storer Foundation: The mission of the George B. Storer Foundation is to promote an ecologically rich and economically prosperous future for current and future generations. They believe in protecting vital natural resources that support healthy economies, and in equipping and empowering future generations to be strong leaders, engaged citizens and good stewards of those resources. They pursue their mission by focusing our grantmaking in three strategic areas: Early Childhood EducationWyoming Communities & LandscapesConservation Economics.





Hipcamp: We don’t think finding a campsite should be such a time-consuming, convoluted and confusing process, which is why we started Hipcamp. We are committed to making getting outside fun and easy, as simple as selecting what, when and where you want your camping experience to be.






Latino Outdoors brown inverseLatino Outdoors exists to “connect cultura with the outdoors”. Latino Outdoors began with a simple idea: Where are the Latino-led organizations with conservation and the environment as a primary focus? With that question, we are working on four categories: Identify, Connect, and Support the Latino Outdoor leadership infrastructure to build community and act as support and resource network; rely on the growing community to provide mentoring opportunities to youth and young professionals; amplify programming through the existing social infrastructure and highlight the value of family-oriented programing for Latino communities; tell our stories as we define what it means to have a Latino/a identity in relation to the Outdoors.

TWS_HZ_logo_2cThe Wilderness Society‘s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places.  We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations.


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The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership guarantees all Americans quality places to hunt and fish by uniting and amplifying our partners’ voices to strengthen federal policy and funding.




Logo_VCF The Vermont Community Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital Vermont communities now and into the future.



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