About

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Mission

The National Recreation Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth. We do this by investing in recreation programs directed at those who are economically, physically or mentally disadvantaged.

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How Our Mission Translates Into Action

One indicator is dollars and cents. Over the past decade, the National Recreation Foundation has distributed over $14 million to more than 250 grantees across the country. In 2013, the National Recreation Foundation granted more than twice as much than in 2003.

But action requires focus. That’s why we actively seek programs that fulfill our mission.  We do not solicit grant requests but rather rely on our Trustees to seek out programs in their communities to fulfill our mission.

The National Recreation Foundation accepts no unsolicited grant proposals.
Grants are only generated by its Trustees.