OUTDOOR FOUNDATION

Our vision is to be a driving force behind a massive increase in active outdoor recreation in America. Through a variety of programs, the Outdoor Foundation works to inspire and grow future generations of outdoor enthusiasts.

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THE OUTDOOR FOUNDATION

The Outdoor Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 established by the Outdoor Industry Association to inspire and grow future generations of outdoor enthusiasts.

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GRANTS

OUTDOOR NATION

RESEARCH

OUTSIDERS BALL

NEWS

GRANTS

The Outdoor Foundation has provided more than 500 organizations with over $5 million in grants that have connected 300,000 young people to outdoor recreation and nature-based activities, from hiking and biking to camping and climbing.

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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.

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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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NEWS

As the philanthropic arm of OIA, the Outdoor Foundation works to ensure our nation’s future health and our industry by investing in great community and campus programs that help young people recreate outside. Read our stories to learn more about the Outdoor Foundation.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Lise Aangeenbrug

Executive Director

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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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Ivan Levin Deputy Director

IVAN LEVIN

Deputy Director

ilevin@outdoorfoundation.org 540.818.5818
Ryan Lauer Senior Manager

RYAN LAUER

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

rlauer@outdoorfoundation.org 202.817.2035