We all thrive outside

The Outdoor Foundation is dedicated to getting people outside for their health, the health of communities and the health of the outdoor industry. Through community investment and groundbreaking research, we work with partners across the country to address equity barriers and help make the outdoors accessible for all.

THE NEW OUTDOOR PARTICIPANT (COVID AND BEYOND)

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans turned to the outdoors, some for the first time and others for the first time in many years. Learn more about our unprecedented opportunity to grow and diversify the outdoor community.

View Participation Report

2020 Thrive Outside Impact Report

We’re helping create a more inclusive and accessible outdoor experience for all. See what the Thrive Outside Initiative has accomplished in year one.

View Impact Report

Thrive Outside Initiative

Thrive Outside Communities

Atlanta

The Thrive Outside Atlanta Community is led by the Trust for Public Land together with a diverse network of partners in West Atlanta and along the Chattahoochee River.

Learn More

Grand Rapids

The Thrive Outside Grand Rapids Community is led by Our Community’s Children, a partnership of the City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Public Schools and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Learn More

MAINE

The Thrive Outside Maine Community, led by the Nature Based Education Consortium (NBEC), is strengthening an existing statewide network of nonprofit, philanthropic, and business partners.

LEARN MORE

Oklahoma City

The Thrive Outside Oklahoma City Community is led by the OKC RIVERSPORT Foundation together with a broad-based network of partners infusing an active, outdoor lifestyle among youth.

Learn More

PHILADELPHIA, PA

The Thrive Outside Philadelphia Community, led by the National Wildlife Federation, is bringing together several regional organizations, stakeholders and existing large-scale networks to collectively create pathways for equitable access to the outdoors.

LEARN MORE

San Diego

The Thrive Outside San Diego Community, led by The San Diego Foundation, is strengthening an existing network of nonprofit, philanthropic, academic and government partners.

Learn More

ST. LOUIS, MO

The Thrive Outside St. Louis Community, led by River City Outdoor Collaborative, is activating an extensive network of community stakeholders dedicated to making outdoor recreational opportunities more accessible and equitable for their region.

LEARN More

TWIN CITIES, MN

The Thrive Outside Twin Cities Community, led by Wilderness Inquiry, is using community organizing techniques to coalesce a new and diverse group of partners to help families connect with the outdoors on the Mississippi River and other local waters.

LEARN MORE

Thrive Outside Community Leadership Partners

1:1 donation match from Thrive Outside Community organizations.

Thrive Outside Community Supporters

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

image 1

Jen Mull Neuhaus

Chairperson
Former CEO, Backwoods

image 2

Beaver Theodosakis

Secretary/Treasurer
Founder, prAna

image 3

Steve Barker

Director
Founder, Eagle Creek

image 4

Sally McCoy

Immediate Past Chair
Former CEO, CamelBak

image 1

Jen Boldry

Director
Applied Innovation Leader
NAXION

image 2

Amy Dominguez-Arms

Director
Philanthropic and
Nonprofit Consultant

image 3

Ray Rivera

Director
Partner and Co-founder,
KRS Strategy Group

image 4

Joe Pellegrini

Director
Managing Director
R.W. Baird & Co

GET IN TOUCH

STEPHANIE

STEPHANIE MAEZ

Managing Director

smaez@outdoorfoundation.org
jessie

JACOB FISHER

Development and Programs Coordinator

jfisher@Outdoorfoundation.org
0