The Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching people how to ski and snowboard. The PSIA-AASI was founded in 1961 and now has more than 32,000 members.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people every year. Leave No Trace was incorporated as a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization in 1994 yet the first program was formed for wilderness and backcountry travel in 1987.
The Conservation Alliance is a group of like-mind companies that disburses its collective annual membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. They direct their funding to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat and outdoor recreation. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by outdoor industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty, who shared the goal of increasing outdoor industry support for conservation efforts. They now have more than 250 member companies and disbursed $938K in the winter 2021 funding cycle.