Evergreen Lodge

Yosemite tourist resort

San Francisco, California

United States


About Evergreen Lodge

The Evergreen Lodge is a Yosemite tourist resort that runs and self-funds an onsite multifaceted youth employment program. To the tourists and other visitors who stay with them, they are a well regarded Yosemite resort that provides memorable outdoor experiences and education. Behind the scenes, their employment program is providing intensive services to a group of high-potential young adults.

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The owners of the Evergreen feel lucky to be stewards of such a special place, and are committed to making sure Evergreen continues to create lasting memories for another hundred years. Simply stated, they want you to be blown away by your experience at the Evergreen and to be sad to leave. They hope you will return and become a regular part of the Evergreen tradition and family. And if you can't come back, they want the Lodge to be a place you will always remember.

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The Change We Seek™

The lodge is a true double-bottom-line business, providing competitive financial returns to investors and delivering a high-impact youth development program. We hope to inspire others to launch different businesses that can support similarly integrated social programs.

• Evergreen's specific social mission is to support at-risk San Francisco Bay Area youth ages 18-24 in developing stable, rewarding careers and lives. We do this by providing an integrated program of meaningful career-oriented training and work experience, intensive social service support, and exposure to a rich set of outdoor and recreational life experiences.

• Our commitment to our youth program stems from two central beliefs: that supportive employment can help young people build momentum in their lives and help them realize their fullest potential; and that the outdoors in general, and places like Yosemite in particular, should be accessible to everyone.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2007

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: >50% of energy comes from renewable sources

Employees: >40% of employees are women, >30% of employees from low-income communities, All employees are paid a living wage, >70% of individual health insurance premiums covered

Consumers: 100% of services designed to promote economic opportunity



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