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Kids jump in the air while playing outside

Reflections from Grantee Reports

Every year, NRF grantees tell us about the work that they’ve accomplished over the course of their grant period. Every year, we get the opportunity to appreciate all the effort each organization puts into making their

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A little boy smiles while leaning on a tree stump in the woods
Photo courtesy of Backyard Basecamp

New Cohort of Grantees Fosters Outdoor Connection

In 2021, the National Recreation Foundation (NRF) and Tom’s of Maine (TOM) decided to work together to ensure that the next generation of kids has more equitable access to outdoor recreation and education experiences

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Arshay Cooper Awarded NRF’s 2022 Crawford Prize

  “For a lot of young people out there, the question is: ‘How do I allow this fire inside of me to shine brighter than the fire that happens around me?’ I think the answer is the power of outdoors.” –

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a group of young girls practice jump roping
Image courtesy of Jubilee Consortium

Grantee Spotlight: Jubilee Consortium

At NRF, we have the honor of working with many incredible community organizations doing important work across the U.S. One of these organizations is Jubilee Consortium, which is based in Los Angeles. One of the programs

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Mountaineer, Outdoor Recreation Leader and Advocate Tyrhee Moore Awarded NRF's 2021 Crawford Prize

“When you are a mountaineer, you’re not entitled to a summit, you’re not entitled to a peak. You understand the amount of work and effort that it takes. The journey itself is so much more important than the

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a group of people gathered around a map on a picnic table
Image courtesy of Outdoors Empowered Network

NRF & Tom's of Maine Team Up to Promote Equitable Access to Nature

One of NRF’s core values is health. We care about healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy environment. That’s why we’re teaming up with a company that shares this focus. Tom’s of Maine creates

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