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


NRF is Hiring!

May 14, 2024



Operations Associate

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children and adults work with potted plants together
Photo courtesy of Latinos Progresando

Intergenerational Connections Help Foster a Relationship with Nature

May 9, 2024

NRF Outdoor Grants support programs that invite kids outside and foster a connection with nature. This can look like initiatives that only work with young people, but another great way to support youth is through

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A youth surfs a river wave while smiling
Photo Courtesy of The Watersmith Guild

20 New Outdoor Grantees Are Geared Up to Get Kids Outside

May 3, 2024

Since 2021, NRF has welcomed five cohorts of community organizations into our Outdoor Grants program with support from Tom’s of Maine and its Get Into Nature initiative. Now, we’re excited to announce a sixth

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Year At A Glance


youth served


invested in youth recreation programs


grants made


to 270+ organizations across the U.S. in the past decade