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Grantee Community

Together, we invest in a broad range of organizations, from local grassroots groups to national nonprofits to research universities. Fund grantees promote justice, equity and belonging in the outdoors to strengthen the health and well-being of people and communities.

Join us in supporting organizations in these three categories:

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Connecting People Outside

Supporting organizations led by and serving Black communities; Indigenous peoples; people of color; LGBTQ+ community; people with physical disabilities; and women through connections to the outdoors. Prioritizing organizations that are leveraging the outdoors as a tool for equity, healing and joy, social justice, civic action, youth development, or creativity.

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Creating Space Outside

Increasing equitable access to outdoor spaces and recreation opportunities (parks, trails, open space, waterways). Prioritizing community-led and natural climate solutions that bring nature’s individual and environmental benefits closer to home for marginalized communities.

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Centering Health Outside

Investing, strengthening, and amplifying scientific research and supporting Traditional Ecological Knowledge that demonstrates time spent outside improves mental, physical, and emotional health, as well as resilience for people and communities.

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Explore locations where our grantees serve local communities

Many organizations serve communities across the country, some of which are represented on this map. Check each organization's website for all communities served.

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The Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity and donations are tax-deductible. 100% of donations from the general public are invested in grantees. *Million Dollar Match available before December 31, 2021.