Let's Get Outside
We believe in the power of outdoor recreation and the value of a strong connection with nature.
On the Road to Healthy Lifestyles
We support programs that seek to increase physical activity with the goal of fostering and modeling healthy lifestyles.
Self-confidence grows from learning new skills, gaining new knowledge and successfully completing new endeavors.
Our Focus is Youth
We strongly believe that rewarding recreational experiences can improve the lives of young people in need.
Has Your Organization Discussed and Evaluated the Impact of a Failure to Raise the U.S. Debt-Ceiling? If lawmakers do not reach an agreement regarding the debt-ceiling and the U.S. defaults on its debt, the
New Research Sheds Light on Pathways for Nature Connection
Connection to nature is an important pathway for conservation behavior. Strong connections to the environment form most easily in childhood when exposure to environmental education is more common. Experiences ranging
Next Cohort of Grantees Continues Boosting Outdoor Access
The National Recreation Foundation (NRF) and Tom’s of Maine have worked together since 2021 to increase youth access to the outdoors. With a three-year, $3 million commitment, Tom’s of Maine is helping NRF
Year At A Glance
invested in youth recreation programs
to 270+ organizations across the U.S. in the past decade