Collage of cyclists on a ride in the city and two friends kicking back in a fall meadow.
On a mission to create a more equitable outdoors.

Now is the time to deliver on that right. For everyone.

Time outside and our connection to nature is fundamental to the social, cultural and physical health and well-being of all people.

But today, millions of Americans lack access to the outdoors, and far too many people do not feel a sense of safety or belonging outside.  

That is why REI founded the REI Cooperative Action Fund, a community-driven nonprofit that exists to provide support for nonprofit organizations across the country doing the deep and essential work to create a more equitable outdoors for everyone.  

Thanks to REI Co-op’s generous support this year, 100% of your gift goes to our grantee partners. 

Read the transcript

Join us in supporting organizations in these three categories:

One hand grasps another's against the richly textured bark of a pine tree.
Connecting People Outside
The treetop view of early autumn yellow and green leaves.
Creating Space Outside
A youngster practices their handstand in a city park.
Centering Health Outside

Explore some of the organizations we support:

Explore all grant partners here.