We can change lives with gifts of all kinds!

  • Annual Donations
  • Appreciated Securities
  • Planned Giving
  • In-Kind Gifts
  • Gifts In Memory or In Honor of
  • Company Matching Donations
  • Legacy Gifts (learn more about how to make a legacy gift here)
  • Amanda Walton Scholarship Fund: After a car accident left her with a traumatic brain injury and various polytrauma, Amanda joined our programs in 2002 and has thrived as a year-round adaptive athlete. In 2004, she and her brother set up the Amanda Walton Scholarship Fund to ensure that all athletes, regardless of ability or financial capacity, are able to experience the outdoors without limitations, and the joys this liberation brings.

Erin@highergroundusa.org | office: (208) 726-9298 ext. 103



From joining us on the slopes
to an afternoon hike to spending a week
with veterans on the river, we have opportunities
of all sizes for you to share your energy and spirit!

Reed Mason
Volunteer Coordinator
Reed@HigherGroundUSA.org | office: (208) 726-9298


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We love teamwork! So if you have a brand that you think could benefit from a creative partnership with Higher Ground, we are all ears. We would love to develop mutually-beneficial fundraising campaigns, co-branded merchandise, media, and experiences that will help us fill the world with more healing and belonging!

A special thank you to all our wonderful sponsors.
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Career Opportunities

Director of Development,
Higher Ground

HG is hiring a Development Director. To apply contact Kate Dobbie at Kate@highergroundusa.org. Click job title for description.

Equal Opportunity Employment – Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining the hiring practices and work environment free from discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, marital status or other status protected by federal or state law, with regard to any term or condition of employment

Internship Opportunities

Higher Ground offers seasonal internship opportunities across all our programming areas. If interested in therapeutic recreation, group and individual therapeutic methods, working with individuals with disabilities, or the nonprofit sphere, this organization will provide a unique environment to develop your skills.

The ideal intern candidate will have experience in some of the following: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, rafting, cycling, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, swimming, and rock climbing.

We are seeking individuals who are highly motivated, organized, and have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. There are plenty of opportunities to help others within Higher Ground. For those who are pursuing their therapeutic recreation degree, we follow the ATRA standards of practice and NCTRC internship guidelines.

If you are interested in interning with Higher Ground Please fill out an online application by clicking here and email your letter of interest and resume to Kirstin Emerson, being sure to specify in which program you are most interested.

For additional information about an internship with Higher Ground Veteran program please view our Veteran Internship Fact Sheet.
For additional information about an internship with Higher Ground Adaptive program in the winter please view our Winter Adaptive Internship Fact Sheet.
For additional information about an internship with Higher Ground Adaptive program in the summer please view our Summer Adaptive Internship Fact Sheet.

Internship Application Deadlines:

Winter/Spring – September 15
Summer – January 15
Fall (occasionally offered) – March 30

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must be received by the deadline for the timeframe of interest. Exceptions to the typical internship timeframe will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please be clear about your preferred timeframe in your letter of interest.

Contact Us

If you are visiting Sun Valley and looking for an adaptive ski lesson, please register here.