Mission: Wild gift selects extraordinary leaders, takes them on a deep wilderness trip, and gives them startup capital and expert mentorship to accelerate their better-world ideas.
Programs: Wild gift supports and empowers dynamic social entrepreneurs ages 21-35 to launch better-world projects designed to promote sustainable communities in balance with nature. The unique 16-month fellowship has four key components: (1) a 3-week orientation and guided deep-wilderness trek in the idaho backcountry that offers fellows the time, space, and inspiration to get clarity about their own life purpose and work; (2) professional mentoring to help develop a business plan and launch a sustainable venture; (3) seed funding to start their venture; and (4) access to a worldwide alumni network with opportunities for ongoing collaboration, networking and peer support committed to continuous learning and shared expertise. The end result is the launch of high impact ventures that are "systems- changing", scalable, and positioned to inspire sustainable solutions worldwide. In 2014, wild gift recruited four new fellows into the program who are developing systems-changing social enterprises.