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Time outside is a human right.

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 millions of Americans lack access to nature and thriving outdoor spaces. Scores of others do not feel safe or a sense of belonging outdoors–stemming from ongoing systems of inequity, injustice and racism.

That’s why REI Co-op founded the REI Cooperative Action Fund, a community-supported nonprofit that partners with and provides financial support for organizations building a new outdoor culture and improving the health and well-being for all people.

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Join us in supporting organizations in these three categories:

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Connecting People Outside
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Creating Space Outside
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Centering Health Outside

Explore some of the organizations we support:

Explore all 2021 grant partners here.