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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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Photo courtesy of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation

Grantee Spotlight: Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation

June 29, 2022

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the greatest American athletes of all time. She competed in the heptathlon and the long jump in four Olympic games, winning six medals. But before she became a track and field legend,

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The Role of LGBTQ+ Spaces in Outdoor Recreation

June 24, 2022

June is Pride month, a time to celebrate the full range of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences. Pride can mean parades, parties, and corporate visibility campaigns, but it’s also a good time to examine the ways we offer

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The Outdoorist Oath is for Planet, Inclusion, and Adventure

June 7, 2022

Planet. Inclusion. Adventure. These are the three core focus areas of the Outdoorist Oath, a new movement founded by José González, Teresa Baker, and Wyn Wiley (also known as drag activist Pattie Gonia). The Oath is

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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