For the Hoofer Outing Club

In 1931, Harold C. Bradley, Porter Butts, and a small group of students established the Wisconsin Hoofers. Nine decades later, as one of the largest and most active collegiate outdoor recreation programs in the country, Hoofers continues to offer outdoor recreation activities and bond new communities around the outdoors. Your generous support assists with scholarships, programs, leadership training, equipment and infrastructure improvements, and much more.

Donors who make a gift of $500 or more will be inducted into the Harold C. Bradley Society. To learn more about giving levels, click HERE.

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The current opportunity for monetary support for the Hoofer Outing Club is the Hoofer Outing Club Fund, the purpose of which is to support the club in general as administered by the Hoofer Outing Club Executive Board.


In-kind support can be the donation of equipment (upon approval/acceptance of Wisconsin Hoofers), hospitality (offering housing for traveling Hoofers), use of property/equipment, services, and more.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Gift In-Kind Procedure

For the Participants

This is the spot where members of the Hoofer Outing Club can apply for grants!

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

NOLS is a non-profit global wilderness school that aims to teach leadership and safety in the great outdoors. Learn more about NOLS here.

Hoofers offers two grants related to NOLS:

» Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

» Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

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Hoofer Ambassadors

Hoofer Ambassadors strive to make the outdoors accessible and welcoming to all. See their mission statement and learn more about who they are here.

Apply for the Hoofer Ambassadors Grant