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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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Dr. Myron Floyd: Nature Matters for Black Lives

July 25, 2021

Dr. Myron Floyd is an NRF trustee, dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University, and a member of The North Face Explore Fund Council, a group working towards increased access to outdoor

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From Screen Time to Green Time: Virtual Event on July 20th

July 17, 2021

Adults and kids alike continue to deal with issues related to increased screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spending too much time staring at a screen can boost stress levels, cause headaches, and damage eyesight.

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Rethink Outside Fellowship

July 15, 2021

FIND YOUR VOICE Applications are open for the Rethink Outside™ Fellowship, coordinated by the Blue Sky Funders Forum, and facilitated by NRF trustee José González! The fellowship is designed to support, connect,

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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