Thrive Outside
Community
Initiative

Thrive Outside communities

The Outdoor Foundation’s Thrive Outside Community initiative will award multi-year capacity building grants to diverse communities in order to create or strengthen partnerships between existing local organizations such as schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and nonprofit conservation and outdoor organizations that create repeat and reinforcing positive outdoor experiences for kids and families. The core goal of the Thrive Outside Community investments is to create healthy individuals, communities, and economies by making the outdoors a habit.

San Diego, CA

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

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

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.

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Atlanta, GA

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.

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Grand Rapids, MI

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

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Thrive Outside Community Stories

THRIVE OUTSIDE OKLAHOMA CITY: CONNECTING WITH THE OUTDOORS DURING COVID-19

Staying connected to the outdoors right now is challenging. We want to offer families a fun, easy activity that uses everyday items, and we want to tie it into getting more kids and families involved in kayaking and canoeing.

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THRIVE OUTSIDE SAN DIEGO: CONNECTING WITH THE OUTDOORS DURING COVID-19

“Our youth need connection now more than ever. In this unprecedented time, young people are especially impacted by a lack of resources, feelings of uncertainty and fear, and separation from supportive role models and peers.

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THE MAKING OF A THRIVE OUTSIDE COMMUNITY: ATLANTA

Too often, fear of the unknown is the biggest barrier preventing kids and their parents from exploring outdoors. A few organizations in Atlanta, Georgia, are working together to make urban, close-to-home adventures more accessible — literally and figuratively — for families in their community.

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Thrive Outside COMMUNITY Leadership Partners

1:1 donation match from Thrive Community organizations.

Thrive Outside Community Supporters

BECOME A FUNDER OF THIS IMPORTANT MOVEMENT! Your donation will allow us to launch more Thrive Outside Communities, fund research and share the life-changing qualities of the outdoors.

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Michaela Gold

MICHAELA GOLD

Manager Programs and Partnerships

mgold@outdoorfoundation.org 303.327.3514
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