Our fellowship empowers young environmental business leaders to attack challenges, embrace the unknown, and grow confident in their leadership
Social innovation that provokes the ability to preserve
Resilience, Perspective, and Vision
Awareness of interconnectivity
Enduring personal vision
Resilience, Perspective, and Vision. Wilderness responds to and recovers from stress and change, and it demands the same of its 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
Learn to follow your convictions in the face of many obstacles – expected and unexpected.
The 2022 spring fellowship application is now open. The deadline is April 15th at 5pm PST
Wild Gift is a nonprofit organization that supports the next generation of social and environmental entrepreneurs through a unique wilderness-based fellowship. Over 70 Wild Gift fellows are now working around the world in conservation, community development, education, energy innovation, public policy, sustainable agriculture, and affordable housing.
- Three-week guided deep wilderness backpacking trek (August 2022; arrive in Sun Valley, Idaho on August 15).
- 10-week virtual fellowship (June – August 2022). The virtual fellowship will meet once per week for two hours per session. Sessions will include a combination of business and leadership workshops designed to support venture development and sessions dedicated to fellow development.
- A virtual and/or in-person celebration with Wild Gift donors and our broader network (date and time TBD following trek).
Wild Gift believes that expeditions, facilitate a connection with wild nature and a supportive community which are essential for lasting social and environmental change.