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Time outside is a human right.

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

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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.