PROTECT THE PLACES WE PLAY

OUR COMMITMENT

As outdoor enthusiasts, CLIF is deeply committed to Protecting the Places We Play. That means preserving and restoring natural recreation areas so that people can enjoy them for generations to come. CLIF has teamed up with several vital environmental non-profit partners to protect our mountains, oceans, lakes, trails, backcountry and other wildlands.     

We’re tied to the great outdoors by passion and purpose. We thank all of you for sharing your Moments and helping us maintain these beloved places.

THIS YEAR'S NON-PROFITS

Access Fund

Access Fund
  • THIS YEAR
  • $15,000

Access Fund

The Access Fund is a national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund supports and represents over 2.3 million climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering. Five core programs support the mission on national and local levels: climbing management policy, stewardship and conservation, local support and mobilization, land acquisition and protection, and education. Visit www.accessfund.org to learn more.

International Mountain Bicycling Association

International Mountain Bicycling Association
  • THIS YEAR
  • $5,000

International Mountain Bicycling Association

The International Mountain Bicycling Association, widely known as IMBA, is a membership-based organization that leads efforts around the globe to create, preserve and enhance great mountain biking experiences. The IMBA network includes all types of riders, chapters, clubs and bike patrols (as well as supporting companies and shops) that share common values. Individually and collectively, IMBA believes in speaking for mountain bike access, building environmentally sustainable trails, respecting the natural world and riding together. Speak, build, respect and ride - IMBA hopes you will join them. Visit www.imba.com to learn more.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace
  • THIS YEAR
  • $5,000

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Through targeted education, research and outreach, the Center ensures the long-term health of our natural world. In its simplest form, Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around you - the world we all enjoy. Visit www.LNT.org to learn more.

Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation
  • THIS YEAR
  • $5,000

Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. Visit www.surfrider.org to learn more.

Winter Wildlands Alliance

Winter Wildlands Alliance
  • THIS YEAR
  • $5,000

Winter Wildlands Alliance 

Winter Wildlands Alliance (WWA) is a national non-profit organization working to protect winter ecosystems and to ensure opportunities for backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and other quiet winter activities. WWA’s national SnowSchool program, a snowshoe field trip and snow ecology lesson for grade school students, operates at 42 sites and reaches more than 27,000 students each winter with a message of winter fun and responsible stewardship for our winter landscapes. WWA has developed a unique program called the Winter Wilderness Stewardship Project that aims to educate and engage a local constituency in wilderness stewardship for Wyoming's Jedediah Smith Wilderness Area and to utilize this project as a template for better winter management of wilderness areas throughout the country. Visit www.winterwildlands.org to learn more.