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Let's Get Outside

We believe in the power of outdoor recreation and the value of a strong connection with nature.

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On the Road to Healthy Lifestyles

We support programs that seek to increase physical activity with the goal of fostering and modeling healthy lifestyles.

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Experience Challenge

Self-confidence grows from learning new skills, gaining new knowledge and successfully completing new endeavors.

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Our Focus is Youth

We strongly believe that rewarding recreational experiences can improve the lives of young people in need.

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Recent News

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Joins NRF's Board of Trustees

November 30, 2022

Jackie Joyner-Kersee has a long and distinguished career beginning as an outstanding high school athlete in East St. Louis, Illinois. She was unmatched as a basketball player and track athlete at Lincoln Senior High

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Arshay Cooper Awarded NRF’s 2022 Crawford Prize

November 15, 2022

  “For a lot of young people out there, the question is: ‘How do I allow this fire inside of me to shine brighter than the fire that happens around me?’ I think the answer is the power of outdoors.” –

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Forest Therapy Shows Promise as a Well-Being Practice

November 8, 2022

Extensive scientific research now supports the idea that spending time in nature has positive impacts on our physical and mental health. Forest therapy builds on this idea to offer the healing benefits of nature in a

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At A Glance

47K+

youth served

$1.76M

invested in youth recreation programs

45+

grants made

$18M

to 180+ organizations across the U.S. in the past decade