Fundraising for the Future

The YBRA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that owns and operates a field station near Red Lodge, MT providing access for Earth Science courses and researchers to the diverse geological and ecological natural laboratory of the region.

Since our founding in 1936, we have played a vital role in the education of over 7,000 university students. For many, this experience was transformative and critical to launching successful careers in government, academia, and the resource and environmental industries.

Annually, YBRA hosts 6 – 10 universities, a paleontological institute, and a variety of other groups totaling over 350 participants.

Funding Aims


Contributions to YBRA are vital for sustaining our camp and operations, and fulfilling our mission supporting Earth Science education and research. With your help we can continue to provide the exceptional study environment that thousands of students have experienced over the last 88 years. Donations in any amount can be made to YBRA (general fund) or directed toward specific funding aims including the following:


General fund

A gift to the General Fund is not restricted to a specific use

restore ybra

The Restore Fund is for maintaining, renovating, and upgrading camp infrastructure

Kauffman memorial fund

The Marvin E. Kauffman Memorial Fund was established in memory of Marv, a long time member and supporter of YBRA

Metal Roofs

The Metal Roofs fund is dedicated to replacing roofs on camp structures to help minimize fire risk

How to donate


Donations can be made via PayPal or check mailed to the attention of accounting.  Please indicate in the memo line on a check or in a note in Paypal that the donation is intended for the General Fund, the Restore YBRA Fund, The Marvin E. Kauffman Fund, or the Metal Roofs Fund.

Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association (YBRA)
Att: Accounting
118 Howell Gulch Road P630
Red Lodge, MT 59068

Planned Giving​


Support the YBRA while also fulfilling your personal financial goals and make an impact for decades to come.


The Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association is recognized as a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

For reference, the YBRA EIN is: 06-0694694

With a planned charitable gift you may be entitled to the following financial benefits:

• Reduction of income taxes
• Avoidance of capital-gains tax
• Increase in disposable income
• Elimination of estate taxes

There are several types of planned charitable giving, including:

• Bequests
• Charitable Lead Trust
• Charitable Remainder Trust
• Gifts of Life Insurance
• Gifts of Retirement Account

If you would like to discuss other options for supporting the YBRA, please email ybra1936@gmail.com so we can connect!

Supplemental Information

• For the most recent financial statements, IRS form 990, IRS non-profit status letter, organizational bylaws, and direct board member contacts e-mail the YBRA at ybra1936@gmail.com

• Please consider sharing this giving opportunity with other YBRA alumni and supporters!

• If you are interested in becoming a member, click here to go to our membership page.

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The YBRA is a non-profit organization that was established in 1936 to "further fundamental geological science and the training of students under exceptionally favorable conditions."

YBRA conducts geology and other applied field science in the northern Rocky Mountains of Montana and Wyoming.

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