OUTDOOR FOUNDATION

To inspire the outdoor habit in kids and families by connecting research, knowledge, people and programs.

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THE OUTDOOR FOUNDATION

Vision: Everyone thrives outside.
Goal: Within a generation everyone experiences the fun and joy of the outdoors once a week.
The Outdoor Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 established by the Outdoor Industry Association.

 

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GRANTS

OUTDOOR NATION

RESEARCH

OUTSIDERS BALL

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GRANTS

The outdoor foundation will continue to work with individual brands on grant programs however the foundation is embarking on a new community grant making strategy called Thrive Outside. More information will be available in 2019.

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OUTDOOR NATION

Launched in 2010, Outdoor Nation is a first-of-its-kind nationwide initiative created by the Outdoor Foundation to engage and activate young adults in the outdoors. With support from the Outdoor Foundation, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, AORE, assumed ownership of the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge in fall of 2018.

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RESEARCH

The Outdoor Foundation’s research investigates the depth and effect of Americans participation in outdoor recreation. Each year, the Outdoor Foundation produces reports to help understand the demographic and lifestyle changes taking place in the U.S. and around the world as they relate to outdoor recreation.

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OUTSIDERS BALL

Through the annual Outsiders Ball, the Outdoor Foundation is uniting industry leaders to inspire the next generation to get outside. In the past four years, Outsiders Ball has raised over $1 million to fund more than 300 community-led outdoor initiatives, providing 65,000 youths with opportunities to experience the outdoors.

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Mission: To inspire the outdoor habit in kids and families by connecting research, knowledge, people and programs.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Sally McCoy - Chairperson

Former CEO CamelBak

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Steve Barker

Founder, Eagle Creek

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Jen Mull

Former CEO, Backwoods

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Beaver Theodosakis

Founder, prAna

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Lise Aangeenbrug

LISE AANGEENBRUG

Executive Director

laangeenbrug@outdoorfoundation.org
Ivan Levin Deputy Director

IVAN LEVIN

Deputy Director

ilevin@outdoorfoundation.org 540.818.5818
Michaela Gold

MICHAELA GOLD

Development and Grants Coordinator

mgold@outdoorfoundation.org 303.327.3514
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