We are thankful that since 1979 River Drifters has been a successful business serving guests from around the country.

We believe strongly that as a responsible community member, giving back to people who share our mission, values, and philosophy, is simply the right thing to do.

To this end, every year we donate both cash and trip certificates to a number of worthy causes. Here are a few examples:

  • American Whitewater (AW)
  • American Rivers (AR)
  • America Outdoors (AO)
  • Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA)

Our main office is located in Maupin, Oregon, and we support dozens of groups and organizations in our local area which we consider to be communities within about a 100-mile radius.

We have operations in other parts of Oregon and Washington state and also donate to other groups that work for positive change in those areas where we operate.

Our primary focus is supporting causes that align with our value system and mission.

Broadly speaking this includes causes that support: conservation, environmental education, underprivileged youth, and recreational sustainability.

We get far more requests than we could possibly support and for this reason, we generally are not able to donate to the following types of organizations:

  • Religious, political, and health organizations.
  • Any groups that are farther than 100 miles from our home base in Maupin, Oregon.
  • Sporting clubs, teams, school events like class parties, graduation, etc. that are not directly related to education.

There are several requirements that must be fulfilled in order to be considered for a donation:

  1. You must complete a donation request form a minimum of 30 days prior to the donation procurement deadline date
  2. There must be recognition for River Drifters including a specific link from the hosting organization’s website to our website.
  3. You must fill out the request form in its entirety. We do not accept requests via phone, mail, fax, or email.

Please do not contact us to ask for a status update. We review each request and will contact you if your request is granted.

We look forward to reading your request and learning about the many great causes and events that you are working for.


The River Drifters Team