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Our fellowship empowers young environmental business leaders to attack challenges, embrace the unknown, and grow confident in their leadership

Experience the intersection of

business and nature.

What is the Wild Gift Fellowship?

Wild Gift is a non-profit organization that hosts wilderness-based Fellowships designed to drive your environmental start up to the next phase of growth.

The heart of the program is a guided three-week wilderness trek. Participants are able to unplug, incubate ideas, and envision the true scope of their work and lives while building lifelong bonds. 

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Wild Gift Fellowship has supported over 70 founders of social impact ventures that continue to make meaningful impact around the world.

Resilience, Perspective, and Vision

Wilderness responds to and recovers from stress and change, and it demands the same of it’s visitors. Like regrowth following a wildfire, new ideas often grow from difficult experiences. We re-examine where we are now and where we want to go. Change requires awareness of our interconnectivity and an enduring personal vision.

A fellows journey


The Unexpected

Learn to follow your convictions in the face of many obstacles – expected and unexpected.



Your Fellowship Expecience Includes:

$2500 stipend to support your business 

$500 travel stipend to attend the trek 

3 week guided backpacking trek in Glen Canyon, Utah (May 17-June 4, 2023)

Six months of virtual business and leadership programming (April, July-November, 2023)

Lifetime membership to the Wild Gift Alumni Network

Free Lumina Spark personality & leadership assessment

Environmental Change-Makers



Wild Gift believes that expeditions, facilitate a connection with wild nature and a supportive community which are essential for lasting social and environmental change.