Financial Impact

Thanks to you

Your generous support allows us to create and improve immersive learning experiences for young people around the country. We strategically allocate our operating expenses into key categories including program development, staff training tools and resources, safety management, fundraising for national and regional initiatives, and other efforts to advance Outward Bound's national brand and educational mission. Each year, we adjust the allocations based on resources, demand and evaluation outcomes. 

Thanks to your kind donations, we were able to create many different opportunities for our students in 2021. It’s important to us that we are transparent with you about where your gifts go, so we’ve created a breakdown of the areas your contributions supported throughout last year. Take a look.

2021 Revenue
Charter Fees
other revenue
Total Revenue
2021 Expenses
Grants awarded to charters
General management and Administration
fundraising and development
Total Expenses
I came on this trip as a teacher, but I found myself learning alongside the students. This was an experience I wish was accessible to me and others like me when I was young. Living in an inner-city community, we never got to experience the outdoors. It is amazing to be able to see this new generation of youth fully embrace these lands.

What’s In Our Future 

Our goals are ambitious and necessary

For the evolving learning styles and needs of our participants today and in the future. We are committed to serving more students each year and strive to provide the best Outward Bound experience to every student, every time.

To uphold our commitment, we will focus on the following areas:

Impacting Education and Youth Development:

Continuing to develop the industry’s best Instructors in the fields of outdoor education and social-emotional learning, we help Schools partner with more public and charter schools and youth serving organizations to broaden and deepen impact.

Focusing on Equity and Inclusion:

Delivering on our equity commitment by measuring and maintaining a consistent level of program quality while scaling to serve more students.

Strengthening the Alumni Network:

What happens post-course is where Outward Bound can make the biggest impact of all. Last year, an active national community of Outward Bound alumni grew to over 9,000 members.

The data represented is from the Outward Bound Outcomes Survey.  Permission to use the Outward Bound Outcomes Survey (OBOS) was obtained from PEAR.