We are completely committed to making FOP accessible to any interested student, regardless of their financial background. Each year, dedicated leaders, alumni, and friends of the program donate money to help move us toward this goal.

The money we raise will be used to reduce financial barriers for students interested in participating in FOP.  Usually that means direct financial aid, but could also mean purchasing equipment to loan to students to help them avoid buying expensive outdoor gear they may not use again. We have received gifts from $15 to $15,000 - every little bit helps! For those of you who have donated before, we are incredibly appreciative of your support. For those of you interested in giving to FOP, the options are listed below. Thank you again for your generosity.

Note:  If you are an alum, your gift to FOP will count toward your class gift.  You do not need to take any special action for this to occur.


You may donate online through the Harvard Alumni Association website.

In order for FOP to receive your gift, please make sure that you:

  1. Under the "Select a Fund" dropdown menu, choose "OTHER - Harvard College"
  2. In the "Other Fund Name" box that appears, enter "Harvard First-Year Outdoor Program"

Via Mail

If you would like to donate by mail, please send a check made payable to "Harvard First-Year Outdoor Program" to our mailing address:

Harvard FOP
Harvard College Dean of Students Office
1 Oxford Street
University Hall, Ground Floor South Suite
Cambridge, MA 02138

Please submit the check along with this donation form.

Annual Report

Whether or not you have given to FOP, you may be interested to learn more about how FOP donations are allocated or to read some of the wonderful memories that come out of FOP trips. FOP's Annual Report, "The Fuzzy Cheesecake," contains letters from first-year "FOPpers," FOP Leaders, leader alumni, parents, and staff members from Harvard, past and present. It also provides more insight into our hopes and dreams for the years to come.