Support Our Work


The Children’s Forest believes that every child deserves the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors. Time outdoors brings so many benefits including improving our quality of life, health, social wellbeing, and bringing joy into our lives. Every dollar that you invest in the Children’s Forest works towards making the outdoors more accessible and inclusive for children from underrepresented communities.  Read about our impact in 2023 in our Year in Review.  


Your donation supports:

  • Our Field Trip Fund covering bus and substitute costs for outdoor school field trips
  • Our NatureHoods program for Kindergarten to 2nd grade students from rural and Title I schools
  • Free family programs in rural communities
  • Fun family events like Discover Nature Festival
  • Our Green Jobs Summer Program, providing paid internships for youth from underrepresented communities
  • Vámonos Outside’s youth and family programs for Latinx communities
  • Training and learning opportunities for our network of partners focused diversity, equity, and inclusion

Other Ways to Donate


Mail a check to:

Children’s Forest of Central Oregon

63095 Deschutes Market Road

Bend, OR  97701

Vámonos Outside


The Children’s Forest serves as the fiscal agent for the Vámonos Outside program.  Learn more about their great work connecting Latinx communities to the outdoors hereTo direct a donation to Vámonos Outside, donate by clicking the orange button below, or select “Vámonos Outside” in the drop down menu on our Paypal site.  You can also mail a check to the address above.  Please make out the check to the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon and write Vámonos Outside in the memo.