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 did in 2017…

$70,073 to 62 organizations

Asheville Affiliates

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

Asheville Community Yoga

Asheville Downtown Association

Asheville GreenWorks

Asheville Grown Business Alliance

Asheville Humane Society

Asheville Museum of Science

Autism Society of North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

Blue Ridge Pride

Blue Ridge Public Radio

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Bullington Gardens

Buncombe County Recreation Services

Buncombe County Schools

Camp Cedar Cliff

Carolina Climbers Coalition

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy

Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue

Christmas is for Kids

Conservation Trust for North Carolina

Council on Aging of Buncombe County

Daniel Boone Council, Boy Scouts of America

Diana Wortham Theatre

Dogwood Alliance

Eblen Charities

Eliada Home

Evergreen Community Charter School

Fairview Elementary School

Francine Delany New School for Children

Franklin School of Innovation

Friends of The Smokies

Friends of The WNC Nature Center

Green Opportunities

HardLox Jewish Food & Heritage Festival

Henderson County Educational Foundation

Homeward Bound’s REACH Fund

Houston Food Bank

Houston Humane Society

Irene Wortham Center

Kanuga Conference Center

LEAF Community Arts

Literacy Council of Buncombe County

Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina

Meals on Wheels of Asheville-Buncombe County

Montreat College

Mountain True

Muddy Sneakers

North Carolina Outward Bound School

North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association

North Henderson High School Booster Club

OM Sanctuary


RHS Community Foundation

Southeast Regional Land Conservancy

The Collider

The North Carolina Arboretum

River Link

UNC Asheville

Wild South

WNC Green Building Council


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 January 3, 2018