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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

National Recreation Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

June 26, 2020

We are pleased to announce the election of five new trustees to the National Recreation Foundation (NRF) Board of Trustees:

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A Field At Risk

June 8, 2020

Environmental and Outdoor Science Education Organizations Face Threat of Shrinking by More than Half Due to COVID-19 University of California at Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science recently released a policy brief

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Can I Visit the Park While Social Distancing?

June 3, 2020

A New York Times article covered an issue on many Americans’ minds. That is, can we exercise outside while still social distancing? Health professionals and scientists weighed in to give us the answers to these

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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