If you need to donate some money before the end of the year, consider giving it to one of these fine organizations supporting skateboarders by promoting skateparks and skateboarding. Follow the links below and click on their donate button. You can give the government everything you owe, or you can direct a portion of what you owe to your favorite skate advocacy organization and reap the tax benefits. You might also check if your employer has a gift matching program.
Skaters for Portland Skateparks
Tony Hawk Foundation
Benton County Skateboarding Alliance
Grind for Life
Skaters for Public Skateparks
Marginal Way Skatepark
The Ian Tilmann Foundation
Descriptions after the turn.
Skaters for Portland Skateparks advocates for free public skateparks in Portland, Oregon. The folks who brought you Pier Park skatepark and Portland’s 19 skatepark plan.
Tony Hawk Foundation supports recreational programs with a focus on the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities through special events, grants, and technical assistance.
Benton County Skateboarding Alliance partnering with all levels of the community and governmental agencies to provide safe, clean and respectful environments for skateboarding in Benton County (Corvallis), Oregon.
Grind for Life provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. In addition, they educate and inspire these patients and families concerning cancer survival and recovery.
Skatistan is a co-educational skateboarding school in Afghanistan engaging urban and internally-displaced youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding, and provides them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment programs.
Skaters for Public Skateparks provides a forum for sharing techniques, materials, data, and principles to advocates for public skateparks.
Marginal Way Skatepark is a skater-built skatepark project in Seattle Washington.
Above Coping is dedicated to providing support and new experiences for youth skateboarders with chronic health conditions; inspiring them to thrive, not just survive.
Board Rescue Their mission is to provide skateboards and safety equipment to organizations working with underprivileged and/or at-risk youth.
The Ian Tilmann Foundation The core mission of The Ian Tilmann Foundation is brain injury prevention with a focus on skateboarding. If a skater will promise to wear a helmet when skating, the Foundation will give them one…FREE!