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We Give Back.

Giving back is in our DNA at Defiance.

Our company is committed to making contributions to non-profit partners for the betterment of our community and environment.  We partner with organizations that share our values. Your choice to raft Defiance contributes to organizations that make a difference in individual lives and the sustainability of the natural environment on which Defiance Rafting depends.

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Defiance Rafting believes in the healing power of adventure. That's why we are partnering with First Descents to provide life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer. Defiance is committed to supporting First Descents' programming by sponsoring programs, fundraising for initiatives, and engaging the adventure community and our clients to bring awareness to First Descents' inspiring mission.


 

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1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions.

The foundation of the 1% for the Planet network is the member-nonprofit partnership. Its business and individual members engage directly with approved nonprofit partners, providing financial donations, volunteer time, in-kind donations, and other shared-value collaborations. Thriving partnerships help deliver longer-term support and greater impact.

1% for the Planet was started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews (founder of Blue Ribbon Flies). Both successful entrepreneurs, they recognized the power of collective action to protect the environment. Today, businesses and individuals continue to make the 1% for the Planet commitment, creating greater impact every year.

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American Rivers (AR) protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers and conserves clean water for people and nature.

AR combines national advocacy with field work in key river basins to deliver the greatest impact. AR’s advocacy is rooted in practical problem solving with positions informed by science. With its expertise and outreach, AR works to protect and restore our nation’s rivers. 

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Stories of adventure have the power to ignite positive change in our communities and our world. Through adventure, we find our best selves and encourage those around us to do the same. That’s why 5Point curates and shares meaningful adventure stories that inspire communities to live by 5 points: PURPOSE - RESPECT - COMMITMENT - HUMILITY - BALANCE

 

Defiance is proud supporter of AW’s River Safety Endowment!

As a national river conservation nonprofit, AW’s mission is to protect and restore America’s whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. American Whitewater puts rivers first and uses a science-based approach to protect what we love — whitewater rivers that represent our nation’s headwaters. When we spend more time on rivers, we become better stewards and better advocates for their protection.