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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5 Tips for Sun Safety This Summer

April 26, 2022

As the weather warms up, people are starting to spend more time outside. Going for walks, playing in the park, or just basking in the sun are all great ways to celebrate longer days and warmer temperatures. Spending

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kids smile standing on a ski slope together
Photo courtesy of SOS Outreach

Grantee Spotlight: SOS Outreach

April 18, 2022

SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 to introduce and welcome urban kids to the snowboarding community. Over the past 30 years, SOS has grown to provide youth development programs centered around several mountain sports at

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kids spin a turn table and laugh in a redwood forest
Photo courtesy of Children & Nature Network and Hip Hop 4 Change

NRF & Tom's of Maine Welcome a New Cohort of Grantees

April 6, 2022

Tom’s of Maine and NRF are working together to promote equitable access to nature for youth across the U.S. In 2021, Tom’s committed to contributing three million dollars over three years to help NRF support outdoor

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At A Glance


youth served


invested in youth recreation programs


grants made


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