CONNECTING AMERICANS TO THE OUTDOORS
Some of the best projects getting youth outdoors take place at the local level by small grassroots organizations – making it difficult to find, fund and evaluate effective programs. This has created a major gap between worthy nonprofits that desperately need support and organizations interested in investing.
The Outdoor Foundation has become the bridge. The Foundation has provided more than 500 organizations with over $5 million in grants that have connected 30,000 young people to outdoor recreation and nature-based activities, from hiking and biking to camping and climbing.
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 Spring 2019. Our open grant programs for 2019 can be found below.
MAPPING THE MOVEMENT
The Outdoor Foundation has funded hundreds of innovative, one-the-ground projects that have connected thousands of people to the outdoors. It has also bolstered outdoor clubs on college campuses and hosted summits for young outdoor champions to learn to lead the outdoor revolution.
See the Outdoor Foundation’s nationwide impact.EXPLORE