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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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Lila Leff Joins NRF Board of Trustees

November 4, 2019

National Recreation Foundation proudly announces the addition of our newest trustee, Lila Leff. Lila is a seasoned organization executive, consultant to nonprofit organizations and transformational thought leader in the

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USA Swimming Offers Grants for Swim Lesson Providers

October 25, 2019

DID YOU KNOW...? No child is ever water safe. The goal of swim lessons is to make children SAFER in, on, and around water. 79% of children in households with incomes less than $50,000 have little-to-no swimming

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Tips and Tricks on How to Interpret Data Like a Pro

September 22, 2019

Society is inundated with an obscene amount of data, which makes it difficult for individuals to know which sources to trust. To complicate matters more, park and recreation practitioners oftentimes need quickly

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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