Ground Up Logo

Each month, OGE works to raise money for a different local outdoor-focused nonprofit via our Ground Up program. When you check out at our brick-and-mortar store, you have the opportunity to round your purchase up by 25 cents — then your change gets donated to that month's nonprofit partner. Cumulatively, this raises hundreds of dollars for each beneficiary! Your small donations go a long way to support the great work they do!

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We seek to support local Vermont organizations that are focused on lowering barriers to outdoor recreation and/or increasing opportunities to spend time in nature. If your organization fits this bill, then apply today and we will get back to you soon!

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This Month's Recipient:

Intervale Center

When you shop in-store at OGE this September, you can help support trail building at the Intervale. All of our Ground Up funds will go to the Intervale Center's land stewardship programming this month!

Previous Recipients:


August: Green Mountain Club

July: Vermont Huts Association

June: Pride Center of Vermont

May: Kelly Brush Foundation

April: Vermont Parks Forever

March: The Richard Tom Foundation

February: Association of Africans Living in Vermont

January: Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation


December: The Abenaki Trails Project

November: CHILL Foundation

October: Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

September: Pride Rides

August: The Burlington Bike Park Coalition

July: The National Network of Abortion Funds

June: Green Mountain Club

May: Local Motion

April: Northern Forest Canoe Trail

March: Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports

February: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

January: Richard Tom Foundation


December: Hard'ack Recreation Area

November: Fellowship of the Wheel

October: Unlikely Riders

September: Backpacking For Slowpokes

August: Friends of the Winooski River

July: Community Sailing Center

June: Pride Rides VT

May: Burlington Bike Park Coalition

April: Audobon Vermont

March: VT Adaptive

February: CRAG-VT

January: Unlikely Riders


December: Intervale Center

November: North Branch Nature Center

October: Green Mountain Club