We’re local and we like to support local groups doing awesome things to make our little corner of the world a better place. Call it civic pride or mountain spirit, but we think it’s the right thing to do. When you choose an independent, small business like ours, you not only enjoy a more personal experience, you’re helping build community, strengthen our local economy, create jobs, and shape Western North Carolina’s character.

Look what we’ve done in 2018 (so far)…

$49,782 to 50 organizations


Africa Healing Exchange

Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Downtown Association

Asheville GreenWorks

Asheville Museum of Science

Asheville Music School

Autism Society of North Carolina

Avery’s Creek PTO

Azalea Mountain School

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

Blue Ridge Public Radio

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Camp Cedar Cliff

Carolina Climbers Coalition

Cold Mountain Music Festival on Lake Logan

Diana Wortham Theatre

Daniel Boone Council, Scouts BSA

Eblen Charities

Evergreen Community Charter School

Fins + Gills Classic

Friends of DuPont Forest

Friends of The Smokies

Green Built Alliance

Guardian Ad Litem Association

Hanger Hall School for Girls

Homeward Bound’s REACH Fund

LEAF Community Arts

Madison County Community Learning Centers

Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina

Moms Demand Action/Students Demand Action

Mountain Sports Festival

North Carolina Lake Management Society

Our Voice

PATH (Partners Aligned Toward Health)

Piedmont Opera

Reynolds Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

RHS Foundation

Safe Water Now

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Southern Forest Service Retirees Association

Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch

The Collider

The Learning Community

The North Carolina Arboretum

UNC Asheville

West Buncombe Elementary School

Western Carolina University

Wild South


Look out for our annual Bundle Up for Good Coat Drive for Eblen Charities each November and December.

Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker are proud to be stewards of the resources in our communities and happy to support qualified, federal tax-exempt 501c3 organizations. Because resources are limited, we do not provide donations or sponsorships to individuals, scholarship funds, political causes, campaigns or candidates, programs that are not located within 45 miles of one of our stores, or organizations that do not have a focus on outdoor recreation.

Total includes cash and in-kind donations. It does not include sponsorships of for-profit events or events in which only a portion of the proceeds are donated to nonprofit organizations, nor does it include discounts or coupons for members of local land conservancies, scouts, outdoor groups or clubs, or members of the military.

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Updated July 12, 2018