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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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Joy is an Important Ingredient in Climate Action

September 5, 2022

It’s easy to get caught up in anxiety and stress about climate change. While this reaction is warranted given the severity of the climate crisis we are facing, it’s also important to find hope and joy amidst the

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Grantee Spotlight: Q&A with Black Outside

August 30, 2022

Black Outside, Inc. received a 2022 Outdoor Grant from NRF. Funding supports Black Outside’s Charles Roundtree Bloom Project. Based in San Antonio, the program aims to create a space of communal healing for youth

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What is Community Level Environmental Literacy?

August 18, 2022

While the specifics of environmental literacy are often debated among researchers and practitioners, one common definition for the term is the skills, knowledge, and motivation that allows an individual to make

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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