It is our hope to make nature-connection education available to all children regardless of financial situation. To reach this goal, we offer tiered pricing, scholarships, and work-trade opportunities. A donation of just $350 can provide two 50% scholarships to families in need. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Vilda, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, you can do so by clicking on the donation button below or be sending a check to Vilda, 6 School St, Suite 260, Fairfax, CA 94930. You are welcome to designate your donation towards a purpose of your choice.
Download our 2015 Annual Appeal (In PDF format) to read about our growth and visions for the future.
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Additional Ways To Support Vilda
eScrip - eScrip is an easy way to support Vilda while shopping for groceries and other items. Click HERE to get started!
Amazon - Do you ever shop on Amazon? Shop at AmazonSmile - it's the same Amazon store, with the exception that a percentage of your purchase is donated to the non-profit of your choice! Use the following link to get started (and then bookmark smile.amazon.com so you remember to use it whenever shopping on Amazon):
eScrip Online Mall - You can use eScrip to support Vilda online as well! eScrip Online Mall supports tons of online stores (such as Apple, Backcountry.com, Musician's Friend and hundreds more). Just create an account with the eScrip Online Mall and then start there when you shop online at hundreds of stores. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to Vilda! Just remember to start at the eScrip Online Mall whenever shopping at your favorite online store. Use the following link to get started (and then bookmark www.groups.escrip.com/online-mall/ so you remember to use it whenever shopping online):
Artists that Donate a Portion of Sales to Vilda:
Malcolm Ruthven - Award Winning Marin County Silkscreen/Serigraph Artist
Donates 10% of sales from the following link to Vilda: http://mruthven.com/vilda/
Gratitude is central to everything we teach at Vilda. This vital practice brings us into the present moment, builds our relationships in community and to the wild world, and even improves our mental health.
We wish to honor our colleagues, teachers, and the teachers of teachers who have paved the way for nature connection education today. Among those who have influenced our work are Jon Young, Penny Livingston and James Stark, Tom Brown Jr., Martin Prechtel, Tony Deis, and Sky Snyder. We have also learned from the work of the Wilderness Youth Project, the Wilderness Awareness School, the International Scouting Movement, and Waldorf Schools.
Additionally, we wish to acknowledge the generous contributions of individuals and local businesses that help us to keep our programs affordable and to grow our scholarship fund.
Iron Springs Pub and Brewery hosts "Give Back Tuesdays," designating one local organization the beneficiary of 10% of that night's food and drink sales. Vilda is grateful to be among those to receive this tremendous gift.
- Amy and David Luper
- Angel Lance
- David and Rachel Levitt
- Jay Hamilton-Roth
Finally, thank you to all those that attend our programming and spread the word about our work. We quite literally could not do it without you.