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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Impact Grant Progress Report: Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

February 12, 2020

  “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.” ~ Nelson

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Lila Leff

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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At A Glance


youth served


invested in youth recreation programs


grants made


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