Grantee Community

Together, we invest in a broad range of organizations, from local grassroots groups to national nonprofits to research universities. REI Cooperative Action Fund grantees are working to create a more equitable outdoors by advancing inclusivity, access and belonging outside.

Explore our grantees in these initiatives

One hand grasps another's against the richly textured bark of a pine tree.

P 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.

The treetop view of early autumn yellow and green leaves.

S 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.

A youngster practices their handstand in a city park.

H 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.

Grantee Database

Explore our comprehensive database of current and past grantee partners to learn more about each of the organizations and their impact. The majority of organizations receive unrestricted, multiyear grants. Since we launched in 2021, we have supported approx. 300 nonprofits totaling approx. $15M.

This database undergoes regular updates. We also encourage you to visit our 990's published on our Impact page for a list of grantees by our fiscal year. Note: we will soon be updating our database to list grantees as local, regional or national nonprofits.

Organization City State Amount Approval Year Status

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Mission Statement Initiative Previous Grants
P Access Ability Wisconsin
LocationVerona
StateWI
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to provide opportunities for people with temporary and permanent mobility challenges to access nature & the great outdoors with their social connections. We provide, for free, an outdoor wheelchair & an enclosed trailer for use to explore and participate in outdoor adventures.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Adaptive Adventures
LocationLakewood
StateCO
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our vision is to ensure that all individuals with physical disabilities have access to participation in outdoor sports regardless of their location, equipment needs or economic status.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($173,940),
P Adaptive Sports Connection
LocationPowell
StateOH
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to break through limitations with adaptive innovation, ensuring people of all abilities the health benefits, freedom, and sense of belonging from recreation and outdoor experiences. Our vision is for people of all abilities to feel independent, strong, and a true sense of belonging while enjoying sports and outdoor recreation with friends, family, and community.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Alachua Conservation Trust
LocationGainesville
StateFL
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to protect the natural, historic, scenic and recreational resources in and around North Central Florida. ACT protects land in primarily 16 counties through acquisition, donation, and conservation easements.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P All Out Adventures
LocationNorthampton
StateMA
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We provide year-round outdoor recreation programs for adults age 60+, Veterans, and people with disabilities and their loved ones throughout Massachusetts.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps
LocationAcoma Pueblo
StateNM
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our vision is to lead our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being by engaging underrepresented Indigenous youth and young adults in conservation service programs that reconnect participants to the land, their cultural heritage, and their traditions. We work to remove barriers to participation, education, and employment by partnering with local community organizations, agencies, and institutes of higher learning to create paid service and career training opportunities, personal and professional development, and pathways to postsecondary education and employment.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Arizona Women's Climbing Coalition
LocationPhoenix
StateAZ
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We aim to develop and inspire women and genderqueer leaders in our rock-climbing communities to achieve their rock climbing goals through community, education, outdoor recreation, and fitness, while seeking to protect and care for our public climbing lands in order to secure access now and for future generations of climbers.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Atabey Outdoors
LocationPhoenix
StateAZ
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We are committed to providing safe and fun outdoor adventures for BIPOC girls ages 8 to 12, combining outdoor adventure with enrichment activities that encourage social, emotional, physical, and mental growth.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Austin Youth River Watch
LocationAustin
StateTX
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to transform and inspire youth through environmental education, community engagement, and adventure. Our programs serve primarily BIPOC teens and young adults, who have been historically denied high quality access to nature, and communities that are underserved due to systemic inequities.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Back Alley Bikes
LocationDetroit
StateMI
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a community bike workspace that hosts open public workshop times during which community members can use our tools, parts, and knowledge to repair and maintain their bikes for little to no cost. We teach bike repair classes for children and adults, and we organize and teach volunteers to repair and redistribute donated bikes to children and adults in need.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
LocationBerkeley
StateCA
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a multi-use trail along the ridge lines encircling the San Francisco Bay Area, with over 410 miles open today and ready to explore. When complete, the full 550-mile trail will connect over 75 parks and open spaces.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Bay Area Wilderness Training
LocationOakland
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We seek to create equitable access to the outdoors for low-income youth and youth of color. BAWT envisions a future led by social and environmental leaders inspired by meaningful experiences in nature and reflects the diversity of our Bay Area community.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Bayou Land Conservancy
LocationSpring
StateTX
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We preserve land along streams for flood control, clean water, and wildlife. We envision a network of green spaces that connect people to nature.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Baztec Fishing & Outdoors
LocationMinneapolis
StateMN
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We envision a more inclusive future where access to outdoors recreation is not limited by a participant's background. We provide the best possible fishing and outdoors experiential education opportunities to underserved communities, with a focus on bilingual and BIPOC youth.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Bearings Bike Works
LocationAtlanta
StateGA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We seek to put the right tools in the hands of youth, enabling them to advance their skills to build productive lives. Our vision is to see those we serve take ownership of their lives with character and purpose and experience the freedom of economic mobility.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Beyond Boundaries
LocationRichmond
StateVA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We providesoutdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities to kids and adults with disabilities, underserved youth, and veterans.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Big City Mountaineers
LocationAurora
StateCO
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide transformative experiences through connections to nature that strengthen life skills and build community for youth from disinvested communities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Big Sur Land Trust
LocationMonterey
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to inspire love of land across generations, conservation of our unique Monterey County landscapes, and access to outdoor experiences for all.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Bike Norfolk
LocationNorfolk
StateVA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We promote a bicycle-friendly city through awareness and education, improved infrastructure, and a strong cycling community that embraces every person who cycles for fun, fitness, well-being, and as a mode of transportation without discrimination due to race, color, background, or ethnicity.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Bike Tri-Cities
LocationKennewick
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Bike Tri-Cities envisions bicycling as an integral part of our multi-modal transportation network and as an appealing, viable, readily accessible form of recreation and transportation for all community members. We support and lead efforts to foster a culture where all road users are treated with courtesy and respect regardless of age, abilities, and other personal demographics. BTC partners with numerous organizations to promote our goals through, education, advocacy and events.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Bike Walk Wichita
LocationWichita
StateKS
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to make Wichita, KS a more livable, accessible, connected city by making biking and walking safe, equitable, and appealing.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Bike Works
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to promote the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities. We were founded in 1996 by community leaders committed to increasing access to transportation, investing in young people, and pushing for environmental justice in Southeast Seattle, a region historically underserved by public investment.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S BikePGH
LocationPittsburgh
StatePA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are transforming our streets to make biking and walking commonplace for all Pittsburghers in order to improve our quality of life and reduce the harmful effects of car dependence in our communities.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Bikes del Pueblo
LocationSan Diego
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We promote and educate bicycle maintenance and safety, centering marginalized and under-supported communities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Bikes Not Bombs
LocationJamaica Plain
StateMA
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We use the bicycle as a vehicle for social change to achieve economic mobility for Black and other marginalized people in Boston and the Global South. We partner with other organizations to advance transportation justice, reshape local infrastructure, and build a more equitable bike culture.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Bikes Together
LocationDenver
StateCO
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

A nonprofit bike shop and community hub for equitable bike access and education. We are an inclusive space to ask questions, a resource to get or maintain a bike - no matter what your budget - and a place to build skills, knowledge, and community centered around bicycles.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S BikeWalkKC
LocationKansas City
StateMO
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our vision is for a Greater Kansas City where everyone moves through the city and its public spaces equitably, safely, comfortably, and sustainably. Walking and biking are ​simple solutions to complex problems​ of environment, health, transportation, disparity, opportunity, economy, and more.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Black Boarders CT
LocationGlastonbury
StateCT
Amount$5,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to promote diversity and inclusion in winter sports, specifically snowboarding, by providing Black and Brown youth with access to the slopes to learn how to snowboard.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Black Farmer's Collective
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to build a Black-led food system by developing a cooperative network of food system actors, acquiring and stewarding land, facilitating food system education, and creating space for Black liberation in healing and joy. We envision Black liberation through food sovereignty in spaces built on cooperation and interconnectedness with the environment and the community, where our knowledge and creativity are boundless.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Black Girls Do Bike
LocationVerona
StatePA
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a national organization that aims to empower women of color through cycling, promote a healthy and active lifestyle, and advocate for better access and representation for women of color in the cycling industry.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($148,940),
P Black Girls RUN! Foundation
LocationRichmond
StateVA
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We bring women together all over the country to increase representation on the pavement and to bring awareness to the health disparities in the Black community. Through the power of running, community and empowerment, we are moving and motivating women to change the narrative of what running and health looks like for black women.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($148,940),
P Black Kids Adventures
LocationHuntsville
StateAL
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to expose, educate and empower black and brown families through nature-based and outdoor recreational activities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Black Men Hike
LocationLos Angeles
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are dedicated to promoting mental and physical health amongst Black Men by creating a safe space to enjoy the serenity of nature and the physical benefits of hiking in the great outdoors.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Black Outside
LocationSan Antonio
StateTX
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

With the knowledge that only 1% of Texas state park participants identify as Black/African-American, we were founded with the mission of expanding outdoor programming to more Black/African-American youth in central Texas. Our programming builds on the rich cultural history of Black people in the outdoors by reimagining outdoor spaces and programming for youth.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Black to the Land Coalition
LocationDetroit
StateMI
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to enhance holistic relationships with nature through outdoor recreational activities and nature-based educational programs, and build equity in outdoor leadership for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Black Women Who
LocationAustin
StateTX
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to educate, inspire, empower, and create opportunities for black and brown women and children. We organize transformative events that provide them with the chance to hold space in areas where they are underrepresented.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P BlacklistLA Run Organization
LocationLos Angeles
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We use the sport of running to promote community, art discovery, and inspire healthy living in the city of Los Angeles and beyond since 2013.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
LocationHungry Horse
StateMT
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We connect people with America’s wilderness heritage by providing access to and stewardship of one of the world’s most spectacular places – Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Boise Bicycle Project
LocationBoise
StateID
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Through inclusive access to refurbished bicycles, repair, and empowering educational experiences, we strive to build a stronger bicycling community.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Boyz N The Wood
LocationTeaneck
StateNJ
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

Our purpose is to give Black men tools and support to grow as examples of positive masculinity and positive mental health in their communities. Through facilitated outdoor experiences, teaching new skills, developing accountability models, and connecting them to resources for mental health, we will build a network and brotherhood that will lead in creating healthier men and healthier communities.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Braided Seeds
LocationTukwila
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide opportunities for rest, restoration, and reconnection to the land, especially for Black families, by increasing access, knowledge, and opportunities for outdoor recreation, education and food sovereignty.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Bronx River Alliance
LocationBronx
StateNY
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a public/private partnership with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation that engages communities, organizations and government along the Bronx River Corridor to restore the river ecosystem and improve and activate public green spaces.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Brown Folks Fishing
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We are a community-based organization that is by and for anglers of color. We cultivate an angling community for BIPOC by reimagining fishing as a gateway to environmental justice.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Brown Girl Surf
LocationOakland
StateCA
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We work to build a more diverse, environmentally reverent, and joyful women’s, girl’s, and gender expansive surf culture by increasing access to surfing, cultivating community, amplifying the voices of surfers of color, and taking care of the earth.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S C&O Canal Trust
LocationWilliamsport
StateMD
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We work in partnership with local communities and the National Park Service to provide opportunities for education, stewardship, and volunteerism that are safe, welcoming, and inclusive for all.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P C5LA
LocationLos Angeles
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to change the odds for high-potential teens from under-resourced communities by inspiring them to pursue personal success, while preparing them for leadership roles in school, college, work and their communities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
H Campus Nature Rx
LocationWilliamsburg
StateVA
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a coalition of over 50 colleges and universities dedicated to supporting campus mental and physical health through inclusive and equitable nature engagement programming, trainings, communications, and research.
InitiativeCentering Health Outside
S Cara Cara Trails
LocationBrownsville
StateTX
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Creating a 428-mile trail network that will link the natural, cultural, and historical resources of communities in the Rio Grande Valley, while promoting healthier lifestyles and generating community pride for everyone who lives there.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Carolina Thread Trail
LocationCharlotte
StateNC
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a growing regional network of greenways, trails and blueways spanning 15 counties and more than 400 miles in North and South Carolina. Our mission is to create a legacy of conservation and connectivity through a regional trail system.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Catalyst Sports
LocationAtlanta
StateGA
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We give people with physical disabilities access to the life-changing impact of adventure within a supportive and inclusive community. We accomplish such a feat by providing adaptive sports across the Southeast.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Center for Native American Youth at Aspen Institute
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are an education and advocacy organization that aims to improve the health, safety, and overall well-being of Native American Youth.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($173,940),
H Center for Nature and Health at University of California San Francisco
LocationOakland
StateCA
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the world's most vulnerable populations through access to nature.

InitiativeCentering Health Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($160,000),
P Central California Adaptive Sports Center
LocationShaver Lake
StateCA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide excellent, year-round outdoor adventures for persons with disabilities in order to enhance the quality of their lives. Using the latest therapeutic recreation practices, our programs promote wellness and healthy lifestyle changes by offering a wide array of outdoor activities that will spark and maintain each participant’s interest.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Ch8sing Waterfalls
LocationCovington
StateGA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to encourage healing in nature while forging diversity outdoors. We are intentionally increasing the Black and Brown faces in green spaces, one healing hike and adventure at a time.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Challenge Alaska
LocationAnchorage
StateAK
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We improve the lives of people living with disabilities, their families, and the community through adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation, and education. We accomplish this by building confidence, creating an infrastructure for support, increasing mobility, and improving health.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Charleston Moves
LocationCharleston
StateSC
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We advocate for safe, connected and equitable mobility in Charleston County, SC. We also work for infrastructure and policies that encourage biking, walking and public transit, because the streets belong to everyone.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Cheyenne River Youth Project
LocationEagle Butte
StateSD
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We are a Native, woman-led non-profit serving Lakota youth ages 4-18 on the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux reservation in South Dakota. Our programming builds leadership and strong life skills; strengthens the connection between Lakota youth and their culture, art, and traditions; increases the number of kids committed to wellness, exercise and healthy eating; and teaches youth to garden to improve food security.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Chicago Adventure Therapy
LocationChicago
StateIL
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Using outdoor adventure sports, we work with young Chicagoans to have a lasting positive impact on their communities and become healthy adults by teaching effective social skills and strong leadership skills, increasing participants’ sense of possibility, and fostering a sense of empowerment and personal responsibility.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Chicago Eco House
LocationChicago
StateIL
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We’re a movement by and for majority-Black neighborhoods to control what happens on our open land for the economic empowerment of our community. We realize our mission through a K-5 environmental education flower farming program and via our in-house flower shop, Southside Blooms, which employs young people in our long-term workforce development program.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Children & Nature Network
LocationRoseville
StateMN
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We support a global movement of leaders working to turn the trend of an indoor childhood back out to the benefits of nature — and to make sure that all children have equitable access to outdoor spaces where they can learn, play and grow.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($100,000),
S CicLAvia
LocationLos Angeles
StateCA
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to catalyze vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free open street events. CicLAvia engages with people throughout Southern California to transform relationships with our communities and with each other.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P City Kids Wilderness Project
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to build resiliency, broaden horizons, cultivate community, and develop skills for success in youth through a long-term, cohort-based model that utilizes both the wilderness and urban environment to encourage growth.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2022 ($100,000),
P City Surf Project
LocationSan Francisco
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We use surfing—a physically and mentally challenging sport—to improve the health and well-being of Bay area youth and to engage them with our four core pillars: healthy living, personal growth, appreciation for nature, and equity in surfing.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Coastal Watershed Council
LocationSanta Cruz
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We engage riverside residents in Santa Cruz, CA, to realize their vision of a healthy, welcoming, and fun San Lorenzo River that connects our diverse community to nature — a river that’s an attractive and desirable location for outdoor recreation and reflection.We protect and preserve this watershed by engaging the riverside community in stewardship, monitoring, and education.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
H Collective for Nature Immersion Science and Practice at Colorado State University
LocationFort Collins
StateCO
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We seek to improve the impact of current nature-based programming and improve the quality of empirical research on nature and human wellbeing. We achieve these outcomes through a unique model of co-creation; train current & future practitioners; and support our partners to collect scientific data themselves.
InitiativeCentering Health Outside
P Colorado Discover Ability
LocationGrand Junction
StateCO
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to increase the independence, self-worth, self confidence and education for people with disabilites through outdoor recreation.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Community Bike Shop at Barber Park
LocationGreensboro
StateNC
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We collaborate to recycle, restore and re-home donated bicycles for marginalized members of the community. We provide a fun and collaborative environment for those who are interested in learning how to ride or work on bikes and we provide access to a weekly Bicycle Library that allows people to experience the park by bicycle.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Community Cycling Center
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to broaden access to cycling and its benefits, our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe all Portlanders, regardless of income or background, should have the opportunity to experience the joy, liberation, and health benefits of bicycling.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Community Nature Connection
LocationLos Angeles
StateCA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to increase access to the outdoors for communities impacted by racial, socio-economic, and disability injustices by eliminating existing barriers through advocacy, community centered programming, and workforce development. We facilitate transformative outdoor experiences and leadership development with youth and families to grow their sense of wonder and interest in nature with the hopes that they will become the next generation of dreamers, storytellers, and agents of change.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Conestee Nature Preserve
LocationGreenville
StateSC
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Through responsible stewardship of our unique ecological resource, we provide inclusive opportunities for meaningful connection, discovery, and education in nature.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Connecticut Forest and Park Association
LocationRockfall
StateCT
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Established in 1895, we connect people to Connecticut’s forests, parks, and trails, to ensure these special places are protected and well managed for future generations. CFPA inspires active, lifelong engagement with Connecticut’s abundant and well-managed forests, parks, and trails by building a vibrant and diverse conservation community.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
LocationOsprey
StateFL
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast protects land and water in Southwest Florida for the benefit of people and nature. Through strategic collaborations, we ensure all people have access to clean water, fresh air, nutritious food, abundant wildlife, beautiful natural areas, and all the other physical and mental benefits nature provides. Our work strengthens Southwest Florida’s resiliency to storms and floods, enriches lives, and safeguards communities for generations to come.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Continental Divide Trail Coalition
LocationGolden
StateCO
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

More than a line on a map or a thin stripe of tread, we are a living connector of communities along the spine of North America, a thriving landscape of unique and precious ecosystems, and a meeting ground where people of all walks of life may unite to live, work, play, worship, and learn.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Cool Learning Experience
LocationWaukegan
StateIL
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a community that builds model programs to serve children and families. At CLE, we believe in the power of connections and the right to equitable and quality care for all. Our mission is to nurture the well-being of the whole child and their healthy connections to family, community and nature through dynamic, hands-on programming that combines place-based, environmentally focused, and socially relevant experiences.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Coombs Outdoors
LocationJackson
StateWY
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We empower local youth to grow and thrive by reducing barriers to outdoor recreation through programs, mentorship, and community building.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Cosumnes Culture and Waterways
LocationPlacerville
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a Native based non-profit focused on taking care of the land, waters, and the indigenous species. We promote, preserve, and steward the Indigenous Culture and waterways of this land, and the surrounding areas.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Crossroads
LocationDuxbury
StateMA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We inspire young people in Boston to unlock their potential and positively impact the world. We are a recognized leader in the youth development field and believe that natural environments advance experiential learning, social-emotional growth, and leadership skill development in young people, particularly those from low-income, urban communities with limited access to meaningful outdoor experiences.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Dare2tri
LocationChicago
StateIL
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are an Illinois-based non-for-profit organization with the mission to enhance the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments by building confidence, community, health and wellness through swimming, biking, and running.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P DC Bike Academy
LocationWASHINGTON
StateDC
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to help young people discover the power to transform themselves and their communities through the magic of bikes. We do this by providing equitable access to bicycling and bicycle industry through educational, recreational, leadership, and career exploration.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Diversify Whitewater
LocationFort Collins
StateCO
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in paddlesports by removing the barriers that may exist for BIPOC and Allies in kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand-up paddleboarding.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P DREAM Adaptive Recreation
LocationWhitefish
StateMT
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing year-round outdoor adaptive recreational opportunities. We serve individuals ages 5 to adults, including military veterans with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Eagle Mount Billings
LocationBillings
StateMT
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We create meaningful experiences for children and adults with disabilities through adaptive recreation like skiing, climbing, cycling and outdoor activities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Eagle Mount Bozeman
LocationBozeman
StateMT
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are committed to provide quality adaptive recreation and sport opportunities for people with disabilities and young people impacted by cancer, and to provide support for families of participants, so that “they shall mount up with wings as eagles.”
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P EarthCorps
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to cultivate leaders and community partnerships to advance environmental justice. Our approach is rooted in environmental justice and combines community engagement and education, leadership development, and technical environmental restoration.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S East Coast Greenway Alliance
LocationDurham
StateNC
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We connect 15 states and 450 cities and towns for 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. We are fostering a safe walking and biking route through the country’s most populated corridor.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($160,000),
P Elevate Youth
LocationBoston
StateMA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to empower youth to explore the outdoors alongside mentors, sharing awe and the richness of our natural world.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Elizabeth River Trail
LocationNorfolk
StateVA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide the planning, fundraising, and marketing to generate public support for a healthy and dynamic regional trail. Our mission is to create an inclusive and resilient urban riverfront trail that connects and inspires people and businesses in the region and has something for everyone.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P ELSO Inc
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

Created in 2015 by two Black women, we provides culturally relevant STEAM programs that empower children and youth of color to Experience Life Science Outdoors. Our mission is to teach and frame STEAM and place-based education through a lens that centers and elevates the stories, ways of knowing, individual needs, and lived experiences of Black and Brown communities.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Emerald Necklace Conservancy
LocationBoston
StateMA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are nonprofit founded in 1997 to steward and champion the Emerald Necklace, Boston’s largest park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to connect 12+ neighborhoods with 1,100 acres of meadows, woodlands, waterways, paths and parkways. Our mission is to restore and improve the Emerald Necklace for all.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Environmental Grantmakers Association
LocationNew York
StateNY
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We work with members and partners to promote just, effective philanthropy for people and the planet. EGA envisions a high impact network of environmental funders working together as a force for equitable and sustainable ecosystems, communities, and economies.
InitiativeSector Support
P Environmental Learning for Kids
LocationDenver
StateCO
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

To cultivate a passion in science, leadership, and service in a diverse community of learners in Colorado.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Equiticity
LocationChicago
StateIL
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We work towards a city that serves as a global model on how to normalize, prioritize, and operationalize racial equity as an equitably moving flow of resources, ultimately making our cities more liveable for BIPOC people.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Eugene Parks Foundation
LocationEugene
StateOR
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We enhance and transform Eugene’s parks, recreation, open spaces, and trail system into healthy, vibrant, and accessible ecosystems offering exceptional experiences for its communities and visitors.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We create, maintain, and protect sustainable mountain biking opportunities in WA. Our vision is to make WA the best place to ride.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P FIND Outdoors
LocationPisgah Forest
StateNC
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are an intiative that invites Latinx youth to make meaningful connections with the outdoors aiming to change the landscape of those who are enjoying our public lands.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Forest Park Conservancy
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a community-supported organization whose mission is to protect and restore the ecological health of Forest Park, maintain and enhance the park’s extensive trails network, promote equitable access, and engage with diverse groups to inspire appreciation and stewardship of this iconic urban forest for generations to come.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Forever Parks Foundation of Pearland
LocationPearland
StateTX
Amount$5,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We partner with the City to establish premier parks, facilities and recreational programs in Pearland. We provide volunteer and financial support for these critical programs that provide more equitable access to all members of our community and to build inclusivity into our parks programs and facilities.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S ForeverGreen Trails
LocationTacoma
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We support a system of trails throughout Pierce County, WA, via education, advocacy, promotion, collaboration, and stewardship.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
H Fresh Tracks at Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a community-led cross-cultural revolution rooted in the healing power of culture and the outdoors for civic leadership. We use the power of the outdoors as a safe and supportive platform for leadership development and civic engagement through a cross-cultural learning strategy that strengthens cultural competence and community cohesion for its participants ages 18-24 and their communities.

InitiativeCentering Health Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($200,000),
S Freshwater Land Trust
LocationBirmingham
StateAL
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We conserve environmentally significant land throughout Central Alabama, provides public recreational access to select properties, and builds trails to protect the health of our environment and connect our communities, while sustaining our founding mission of improving the water quality of our rivers and streams.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Friends of Anacostia Park
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We enrich the lives of DC residents by preserving Anacostia Park and connecting surrounding communities to its redevelopment. We protect the natural and built environment of the Park by ensuring local residents own the revitalization effort, and we activate the space as a meaningful convening point for all visitors.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Friends of Big Marsh
LocationChicago
StateIL
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide unique bicycle and outdoor experiences at and around Big Marsh Park so all communities receive the physical and mental health benefits that come with time in nature.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($100,000),
S Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park
LocationNorth Palm Beach
StateFL
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We generate supplemental resources to preserve, restore, and interpret the natural and cultural assets of the Park for present and future generations.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Friends of Metro Parks
LocationWesterville
StateOH
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We help support the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks through outreach, advocacy, and fundraising. We strive to introduce non-traditional park users and first time park users to a positive experience in the parks, and showcase the free resources that the Metro Parks offer Central Ohio residents.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Friends of Missoula Parks
LocationMissoula
StateMT
Amount$30,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We promote parks, trails, conservation lands, and forestry in Missoula, Montana, and the surrounding area by raising funds and awareness of recreation's social, mental, and physical health benefits.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park
LocationEllicott City
StateMD
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We support the park by promoting stewardship through programming, sustainable recreation, and the preservation and restoration of its natural resources.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Friends of the Los Angeles River
LocationLos Angeles
StateCA
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We build capacity for communities, students, and future leaders to advocate for nature, climate, and equity on the Los Angeles River.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($100,000),
S Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
LocationRaleigh
StateNC
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to bring together communities and volunteers to build, maintain, and advocate for an enduring footpath connecting North Carolina’s natural, historic, and cultural treasures and to ensure that all people feel welcome on the trail.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Friends of the Rail Park
LocationPhiladelphia
StatePA
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to build bold, transformative, and inclusive three mile greenway that connects Philadelphia’s residents and visitors to the city and each other.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Friends of the Riverfront
LocationPittsburgh
StatePA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We build and maintain safe, clean, and accessible riverfront trails as part of the Three Rivers Heritage & Water Trail systems to create and maintain an outstanding experience for trail users while providing economic, environmental, and health benefits to the Pittsburgh region.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Friends of Trees
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Since 1989, we've planted 945,000+ trees and native shrubs in neighborhoods & natural areas in six counties across two states by engaging tens of thousands of community volunteers.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Friends of Tryon Creek
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission in partnership with Oregon State Parks is to inspire every community to identify, cultivate or reclaim their relationship with nature in this cherished urban forest. Our vision is an inclusive community connected to this place, now and for future generations.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Friends of Weedon Island
LocationSt. Petersburg
StateFL
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to promote the public’s understanding of maintaining the Weedon Island Preserve as an important ecological and cultural resource.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S FunkyTown Food Project
LocationCrowley
StateTX
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We utilize sustainable food as a powerful tool to build a stronger, more integrated, and healthier community who through the FunkyTown Food Project cultivates leadership skills in high school youth through food and farming by transforming the lives of young people to inspire, engage, and nourish the community.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Galveston Bay Foundation
LocationKemah
StateTX
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a conservation nonprofit that has served as guardian of Galveston Bay since 1987. Our mission is to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB)
LocationOlympia
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to grow healthy food, people, and community.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Gateway to the Great Outdoors
LocationChicago
StateIL
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to empower students from low-income households by igniting curiosity through outdoor experiences, building environmental science literacy, and promoting healthy lifestyles.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Gather New Haven
LocationNew Have
StateCT
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Addressing threats to our community’s water, land, and wellbeing, Gather New Haven’s mission is to promote health, equity, and justice for people and the environment by cultivating connections with each other and our local lands and waters, and by inspiring us to care for ourselves, our community, and the natural world.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Georgia Hi-Lo Trail
LocationSandersville
StateGA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

The Georgia Hi-Lo Trail is building America's longest paved trail to empower rural Georgia.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Get Outdoors Nevada
LocationLas Vegas
StateNV
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to the outdoors by providing opportunities to experience, learn about, and care for our natural and urban outdoor spaces.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Girl & Her Backpack
LocationSalt Lake City
StateUT
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We work with girls and non-binary teens ages 12-17 in building community, confidence, and leadership skills through the outdoors. G&HBP aims to teach backpacking and wilderness first-aid skills, while creating an environment where participants can challenge themselves and form meaningful connections.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Girls Who Hike SC
LocationGreenville
StateSC
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We exist to create a community of like-minded women who can connect, network, and discover together through our trails.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Great Peninsula Conservancy
LocationBremerton
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a nonprofit land trust dedicated to protecting the natural habitats, rural landscapes, and open spaces of the Great Peninsula region of West Puget Sound, Washington.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Great Rivers Greenway Foundation
LocationSt. Louis
StateMO
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are committed to enhancing and enriching the mission of Great Rivers Greenway (to make the St. Louis region a more vibrant place to live, work and play by developing a regional network of greenways).
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
LocationTownsend
StateTN
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

From our home in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our mission is to deliver experiential learning for youth, educators, and adults through programs that promote self-discovery, critical thinking, and effective teaching and leadership.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Great Springs Project
LocationAustin
StateTX
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We seek to conserve an additional 50,000 acres of land between Austin and San Antonio over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge and Contributing Zones and provide access to those protected lands through the development of a 100+ mile network of spring-to-spring trails, linking four iconic springs in Central Texas.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Greening Youth Foundation
LocationAtlanta
StateGA
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to engage and nurture underrepresented youth and young adults while connecting them to the outdoors and careers in conservation. Our cultural-based environmental education programming engages children from local communities and exposes them to healthy lifestyle choices in order to create an overall healthy community.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2022 ($100,000),
S Greenspace Dallas
LocationDallas
StateTX
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We restore and develop national park-quality green spaces within the Trinity River Corridor.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Groundwork Jacksonville
LocationJacksonville
StateFL
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being. We are the City of Jacksonville’s nonprofit partner in building the 30-mile Emerald Trail and converting contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, and other public spaces.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Groundwork Ohio River Valley
LocationCincinnati
StateOH
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

To bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek
LocationSan Diego
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We work with a broad coalition of partners and stakeholders to address environmental health, climate change resiliency, and food justice through the development of creek trails and parks; the restoration of creeks and canyons; neighborhood-scale investments in climate mitigation; and the education of youth and families in environmental stewardship and healthy living.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Groundwork USA
LocationYonkers
StateNY
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

A national network of environmental justice organizations (Groundwork Trusts) working to create a world in which everyone can live in a healthy, green, and resilient community. To realize this vision, Trusts work to undo the legacy of environmental injustice by working hand-in-hand with residents to transform neglected land and waterways into community assets, like parks, trails, and community gardens, that meet their environmental, social, economic, and health priorities.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Harpeth Conservancy
LocationBrentwood
StateTN
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee through policy, science, and community engagement.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Harris Center for Conservation Education
LocationHancock
StateNH
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

The Harris Center is dedicated to promoting understanding and respect for our natural environment through education of all ages, protection of our natural resources, conservation research, and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P HBCUs Outside
LocationElizabeth City
StateNC
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to connect HBCU students to the natural world and become the leaders we need for a healthy planet and a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive outdoor industry.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P High Country Adaptive Sports
LocationFlagstaff
StateAZ
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Enriching lives through adaptive recreation. We provide adaptive ski, snowboard, kayak, mountain bike, and indoor rock climbing opportunities for people with disabilities ages 4 and up.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Hike Clerb
LocationLos Angeles
StateCA
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are an intersectional women's outdoors club and 501c3 equipping Black, Indigenous, women of color with the tools, education, resources and experiences they need to collectively heal in nature.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Hoods to Woods Foundation
LocationBrooklyn
StateNY
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We introduce youth in underserved communities to the outdoors through snowboarding by providing free programming, equipment and mentorship to help create more diversity in winter sports.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Hudson River Riders
LocationYonkers
StateNY
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We provide recreational access to the Hudson River for underserved communities to nurture the next generation of environmental stewards through kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking, and camping.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
H Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at University of Washington
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$160,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We recognize Indigenous groups have been intergenerationally impacted by land removal, environmental pollution, climate change and the taking of traditional teachings, language, foods, spirituality, and medicine. We recognize that we can grow stronger and healthier by reconnecting and supporting revitalization of ancestral teachings and practices regarding the lands. To do so, we seek to co-design and conduct land-based health interventions to build evidence of successful, outdoor practices.

InitiativeCentering Health Outside
P Inspiring Girls* Expeditions Alaska
LocationFairbanks
StateAK
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We empower youth to lead and succeed through science, art, and outdoor exploration.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
H Institute for Agroecology at University of Vermont
LocationBurlington
StateVT
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We aim to confront inequity, foster human and ecological wellbeing, and support dignified livelihoods through research, learning and engagement. IFA recognizes emergent intersections with public health and human behavior, and is committed to advance “agroecology, nature and health.”
InitiativeCentering Health Outside
S Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
LocationDes Moines
StateIA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to protect and restore Iowa's land, water, and wildlife. We envision Iowans connected to our diverse landscape and committed to the value of healthy land, water and wildlife.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Justice Outside
LocationOakland
StateCA
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We advance racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement. We shift resources to, build power with, and center the voices and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color because the health of current and future generations demands it.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Kindling Collective
LocationPortland
StateME
Amount$5,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a queer-centered gear library creating an accessible pathway to outdoor experiences in Maine (Wabanaki Confederacy Territory). We aim to build community and support people in the greater Portland area in building and sustaining relationships with the natural world.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Kismet Rock Foundation
LocationNorth Conway
StateNH
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We nourishe the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of rural and urban children from New England before they enter their formative teen years.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S KS Wild
LocationAshland
StateOR
Amount$5,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to protect and restore wild nature in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southwest Oregon and northwest California. We envision a Klamath-Siskiyou region where local communities enjoy healthy wildlands, where clean rivers are teeming with native salmon, and where connected pland and wildlife populations are prepared for climate change.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P La Plazita Institute
LocationAlbuquerque
StateNM
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We use a comprehensive, holistic and cultural approach designed around the Philosophy of “La Cultura Cura” (culture heals), to engage with youth, elders and communities to draw from their own roots and histories that expresses core traditional values of respect, honor, love, and family.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Laguna Canyon Foundation
LocationLaguna Hills
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are dedicated to preserving, protecting, enhancing and promoting the 22,000-acre South Coast Wilderness.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P LandPaths
LocationSanta Rosa
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to foster a love of the land. Our full name, Land Partners Through Stewardship emphasizes a long-term focus on engaging people to become better stewards of our local environment.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Latinas en Bici
LocationRogers
StateAR
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We exist to improve the social and physical well-being of Latinas through weekly bike rides and multicultural events.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Latino Outdoors
LocationOakland
StateCA
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($173,940),
P LGBT Outdoors
LocationFt Worth
StateTX
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to connect the LGBTQIA+ community to the outdoors and to each other while creating a more diverse and inclusive outdoors.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Lifting Our Stories
LocationSan Bernardino
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We empower the youth of San Bernardino County to tackle any challenge in life by exposing them to the transformational power of the outdoors while providing key support systems for their success. Through adventure-based learning and mentorship programs, we strive to instill resilience, leadership skills, and a sense of community among participants.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Live In Peace
LocationEast Palo Alto
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to empower our youth and young adults to reclaim the vision for their future. We accomplish this through a highly relational model that connects young people to their talents, educational pathways, jobs, and a bright future. Our programs combine our intuitive nature and systemic understanding to create powerful and effective programs with long-term impact.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We expand opportunity for residents in historically under-resourced DC communities through educational initiatives and customized job-training/placement, with a strong focus on outdoor environmental education and green economy jobs.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Lookout Mountain Conservancy
LocationLookout Mountain
StateTN
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We lead the way in community-centered conservation and environmental education by providing equitable and inclusive access to the Mountain's natural beauty, wildlife habitats, recreational opportunities, and places of historical significance.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Major Taylor Trail Keepers Chicago
LocationChicago
StateIL
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We aim to improve the well-being of under-resourced neighborhoods in the South Side of Chicago by collaborating with its partners and engaging others in economically productive, healthy, and active ways of living.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Make The World Better
LocationPhiladelphia
StatePA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We connect people and inspire stewardship through public space revitalization projects. We believe that communities prosper when all people have access to high-quality public spaces that provide safe outlets for recreation, sports, and arts-based activities.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Mass Audubon
LocationLincoln
StateMA
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Memphis Rox
LocationMemphis
StateTN
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our nonprofit is home to the largest nonprofit rock-climbing gym in the world. Inspired by the cooperative philosophies of climbing, our 5-acre campus provides recreational, creative, and nutritional programs to mentor, train, and empower under-resourced youths in our community. We exclude no one based on an inability to pay.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2022 ($100,000),
P Mississippi Park Connection
LocationSaint Paul
StateMN
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

In partnership with the National Park Service, we strive to ignite discovery and a lifelong relationship with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Movement Education Outdoors
LocationProvidence
StateRI
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Through land and water based learning experiences that center the knowledge, joy, and liberation of people of color in Rhode Island, we guide young people in developing the tools they need to become leaders in their communities for transformative change towards environmental and racial justice.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Multicultural Education for Resource Issues Threatening Oceans (MERITO)
LocationVentura
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to protect the ocean by engaging multicultural youth and their communities in transformative experiences in environmental education, scientific research, marine conservation, recreation & blue-green entrepreneurship.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P myTeam Triumph Wisconsin
LocationGreen Bay
StateWI
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to enrich the wellbeing of individuals with diverse abilities and foster lifelong relationships through community athletics.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Native Land Conservancy
LocationMashpee
StateMA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a Native American-run land conservation group with a mission to preserve healthy landscapes for all living things and help restore land back to its original state wherever possible. We draw upon our collective traditional cultural knowledge with generations of direct experience in the woodlands, coastlines, and waterways of our ancestral homelands.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Native Like Water
LocationImperial Beach
StateCA
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We curate re-creational experiences through an Indigenous lens for adults and teens, focusing on conservation, wellness, and inter-generational cultural self-explorations. With over 21 years of service, our programs focus on Indigenous sacred relationship to water.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Native Womens Wilderness
LocationLafayette
StateCO
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We were created to bring Native women together to share our stories, support each other, and learn from one another as we endeavor to explore and celebrate the wilderness and our native lands.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Natural Lands
LocationMedia
StatePA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are guided by the heart of our mission, land for life, nature for all—a promise we pursue by focusing on three core areas: saving open space, caring for nature, and connecting people to the outdoors.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
H Nature and Health Alliance
LocationSalt Lake City
StateUT
Amount$250,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We seek to create knowledge, resources, and exchange so that everyone is aware of the critical relationships between nature and human health, and actions to ensure nature accessibility to every person.

InitiativeCentering Health Outside
H Nature and Health at University of Washington
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$200,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We seek to understand the connections between nature and human health and well-being. We work to translate that understanding into programs, practices, policies, and the design of healthcare, educational, and community settings that benefit all people and nature.

InitiativeCentering Health Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($250,000),
H Nature and Human Health Utah
LocationSalt Lake City
StateUT
Amount$160,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We seek to foster critical links between nature and human health by providing a collaborative arena in which representatives of diverse societal sectors can equitably engage, share ideas, formulate actions, and implement solutions. Our vision is that all Utahns understand the critical links between people and nature, and help to ensure those critical links are accessible to everyone in our community.

InitiativeCentering Health Outside
H NatureQuant in support of NatureScore
LocationEugene
StateOR
Amount$200,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

NatureQuant deliver innovative technology to study and promote nature exposure for human health. The grant supports the open-sourcing of their NatureScore platform, ensuring a public resource that will provide increased awareness about the link between nature exposure and health.
InitiativeCentering Health Outside
S Nearby Nature Milwaukee
LocationMilwaukee
StateWI
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to support, promote and celebrate environmentalism in Milwaukee’s communities of color. We work to renew natural areas in those communities and provide access for all.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Neighborhood Bike Works
LocationPhiladelphia
StatePA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We inspire youth and strengthen Philadelphia communities by providing equitable access to bicycling and bike repair through education, recreation, leadership, and career-building opportunities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S New Jersey Tree Foundation
LocationMedford
StateNJ
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are dedicated to planting trees in NJ’s most urban neighborhoods, where the need is greatest. Through tree planting, volunteerism and partnerships, we assist numerous communities in improving their environment and quality of life.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P New Treks
LocationWheat Ridge
StateCO
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to teach socioeconomically challenged youth the foundations of outdoor adventure so they can safely and confidently experience the outdoors and nature. Our goal is to promote outdoor education and to help create the next generation of stewards.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
LocationMahwah
StateNJ
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a volunteer-powered organization that builds, maintains and protects public trails. Together with our partners we strive to ensure that the trails and natural areas we share are sustainable and accessible for all to enjoy for generations to come.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P North Carolina Adapted Sports
LocationCary
StateNC
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are an inclusive and equitable community for individuals with physical disabilities. We create recreational and competitive sporting opportunities that cultivate an individual’s potential.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Northwest Youth Corps
LocationEugene
StateOR
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Since 1984, we've improved the natural environment and provided conservation education and job-training experiences that help youth from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Norwalk River Valley Trail
LocationGeorgetown
StateCT
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to facilitate the design, construction, and maintenance of a regionally significant, safe, universally accessible, multipurpose trail linking the historically underserved - and growing - cities of Norwalk and Danbury through the towns of Wilton, Redding, Ridgefield.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project
LocationLas Cruces
StateNM
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to ensure that historically and deliberately excluded communities have access to the outdoors and that our people, history, and values are authentically reflected in public land and conservation management decision making.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports
LocationOgden
StateUT
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to remove barriers for people with disabilities through life-changing outdoor sports and recreational opportunities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Ohio River Way
LocationCincinnati
StateOH
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to help people find adventure, inspire care for the land and water, and boost the economies of vibrant Ohio River communities from Portsmouth, Ohio, to West Point, Kentucky, by building partnerships that promote safe, healthy outdoor recreation; education; and tourism.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P one·n·ten
LocationPhoenix
StateAZ
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to serve LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 11-24. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and supportive programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development, and healthy life choices.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Oregon Adaptive Sports
LocationBend
StateOR
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

With 27 years’ expertise, OAS offers skiing at Hoodoo, Mt. Bachelor, and Mt. Ashland, plus summer programs in Central Oregon including golf, cycling, mountain biking and hiking. We are dedicated to creating access to high quality outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Organic Connects
LocationCleveland Hts
StateOH
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to address barriers of engaging urban communities with nature, promote healthy environments by increasing social awareness, and prepare the future green leaders of the world for the environmental workforce.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Outdoor Afro
LocationOakland
StateCA
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We celebrate and inspire Black connections and leadership in nature. The network also connects Black people with our lands, water, and wildlife through outdoor education, recreation, and conservation.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($123,940),
P Outdoor Asian
LocationRichmond
StateCA
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the outdoors. We do this through locally-based trips; providing a platform to lift up stories and histories of our communities; and connecting individuals to API leaders in the outdoor recreation and environmental sectors.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Outdoor Equity Alliance
LocationWest Windsor
StateNJ
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We remove barriers and inspire people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, and income levels to enjoy the outdoors and become more involved in the natural world.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Outdoor Inclusion Coalition
LocationPittsburgh
StatePA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We attract, engage, and retain underserved populations in the outdoors.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Outdoor Outreach
LocationSan Diego
StateCA
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We connect youth to the transformative power of the outdoors. Since 1999, we have provided opportunities for more than 20,000 young people from communities that have been historically impacted by social inequities to explore their world, cultivate belonging, and discover what they’re capable of.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2022 ($100,000),
P Outdoors for All
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Founded in 1979, we are a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2022 ($100,000),
S OutLoud Dallas
LocationDallas
StateTX
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to amplify youth voice. Through the intersection of storytelling projects, outdoor discovery, activism and restorative practices, OutLoud creates spaces that value youth as the drivers of social change, promote wellbeing, and shift perspectives about the capabilities of young people.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Outward Bound Adventures
LocationPasadena
StateCA
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We are the oldest non-profit in the nation dedicated to outdoor education for BIPOC youth. We seek to ensure that youth from diverse communities have access to nature, environmental education, leadership development, and preparation for careers in conservation.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Pacoima Beautiful
LocationPacoima
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a grassroots environmental justice organization that provides education, impacts local policy, and supports local arts and culture in order to promote a healthy and sustainable Northeast San Fernando Valley.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Paddle4Tomorrow
LocationAtlanta
StateGA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We connect children of all backgrounds and abilities to each other and the outdoors.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Paradox Sports
LocationBoulder
StateCO
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We transformslives and communities through adaptive climbing opportunities that defy convention. Through our Adaptive Climbing Initiative course, local climbing clubs, and national climbing trips, our goal is to make climbing accessible to all.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Park Pride
LocationAtlanta
StateGA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our missions is to engage communities to activate the power of parks, Park Pride is working in Atlanta’s parks ecosystem at every level—by improving neighborhood parks, creating new community park advocates, and connecting grassroots leaders, funders, and government partners—so that all Atlantans can have access to a quality park.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
H Park Rx America
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We aim to decrease the burden of chronic disease and increase health and wellness in marginalized communities by working with healthcare providers to incorporate nature prescriptions. We believe that nature-rich areas should be accessible to all, and incorporated into our daily routines.
InitiativeCentering Health Outside
P Petaluma River Park
LocationPetaluma
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to meet our vital need for shared space that connects people, art, and nature. When we succeed, Petaluma River Park will be a vibrant, welcoming place that fosters a love of nature, sparks creativity, and unifies our community for generations to come.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Pigtown Climbs
LocationBaltimore
StateMD
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a community-driven organization that uses climbing and sustainable programming to foster black liberation, promote wellness, and connect the communities of Southwest Baltimore to the outdoors.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Portland Wheelers
LocationPortland
StateME
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide adapted bike rides for individuals unable to ride a bike due to physical or cognitive limitations. We use custom electric tricycles with a front wheelchair-type seat for the passenger, or wheeler, and a rear bike seat for the volunteer pilot.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Positive Ride
LocationSan Luis Obispo
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

The mission of Positive Ride is to offer adaptive adventures to people with disabilities. Getting them access to beaches, trails, and other venues on the Central Coast and San Luis Obispo County.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Prospect Park Alliance
LocationBrooklyn
StateNY
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We revitalize and strengthen the park’s natural areas, restore park landmarks and landscapes, and engage our communities with special events, recreational and rental facilities, volunteer projects, youth employment opportunities, and free education programming.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Queer Climbing Columbus
LocationColumbus
StateOH
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We existsto connect Central Ohio climbers, increase access and affordability to climbing and the outdoors, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community. By combating discrimination and prejudice, as well as fostering diversity, QCC makes the outdoors safer and more inclusive for all.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Queer Crush
LocationOakland
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a volunteer-run nonprofit centered around creating safe and inclusive spaces for those who are diverse in their gender, romantic, and sexual orientations. Our mission is to empower LGBTQIA+ folks to find community, health, and healing through climbing and the outdoors.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Queer Nature
LocationTwisp
StateWA
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We promote place-based skills, critical naturalist knowledge, and ecological awareness and observation skills for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks and allies. Our work emphasizes interpersonal relationship-building with creatures and forces who are other-than human, strengthening community resilience, responsiveness, and possibility across species in times of global change.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in support of The Great American Rail-Trail
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

The Great American Rail-Trail is a 3,700-mile cross-country trail that will run from Washington state to Washington D.C. The project will support equitable and inclusive trails to 50 million Americans in 12 states across the country. (Photo by Scott Stark, Courtesy of Rails-to-Trail Conservancy)

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Reflection Riding
LocationChattanooga
StateTN
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We restore the vital connection between people and nature in Chattanooga. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience nature, regardless of where they live or their economic status. W
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Refugee Women's Network
LocationDecatur
StateGA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We inspire and equip refugee and immigrant women to become leaders in their homes, businesses, and communities.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Regional Parks Foundation
LocationCastro Valley
StateCA
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We were founded in 1969 to support the East Bay Regional Park District to provide universal access, environmental stewardship, educational and recreational programs and the acquisition of parklands. We provide resources to ensure underserved populations have equal access to nature through our parks, trails, and programs.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Rich City Rides
LocationRichmond
StateCA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a non-profit organization focused on improving the health and economics of our community by promoting cycling as a social, sustainable, and green mode of transportation.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Richmond Cycling Corps
LocationRichmond
StateVA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We use cycling as a tool to create engagement with youth living in Richmond’s East End. While cycling is one of our main programs, at its heart, our organization is serving disadvantaged youth who live in public housing.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Ríos to Rivers
LocationKlamath Falls
StateOR
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We inspire and invest in underserved and indigenous youth who are intimately connected to their local waters and support them in the development as the next generation of environmental stewards.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P River Newe
LocationPocatello
StateID
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We promote intergenerational learning experiences within Shoshone-Bannock Traditional Knowledge and Teachings in our traditional spaces, places, wild landscapes and rivers through four values – Honor, Protect, Restore, & Heal.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S River Source
LocationSanta Fe
StateNM
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We support people living as good stewards of their watersheds by providing science and policy education, planning, monitoring, and ecological restoration services throughout New Mexico.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Riverside Education Centers
LocationGrand Junction
StateCO
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide Mesa County students with high-quality academic and extracurricular experiences during out-of-school time to foster individual growth and to create community within a safe, diverse, equitable, inclusive environment.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
LocationCarbondale
StateCO
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging our community in education, restoration and conservation projects.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Rochester Accessible Adventures
LocationRochester
StateNY
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of people with disabilities by guiding communities to create a culture of physical accessibility, social inclusion, and equitable access in recreation, sports, and tourism.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Rogue River Institute
LocationMerlin
StateOR
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide free of charge rafting and camping trips for people with disabilities. We strive to place an emphasis on natural studies and environmental awareness as we all learn the magic of overcoming physical barriers.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Route of the Badger
LocationMilwaukee
StateWI
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We healthy, thriving communities in Southeast Wisconsin centered around a world-class, 700-miles-plus regional trail system that connects people across towns and counties, providing endless transformational opportunities for physical activity, tourism, connections to nature, recreation and stronger businesses along the route.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Runners for Public Lands
LocationVentura
StateCA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We build inclusive running communities dedicated to protecting the environment. We protect the people and places we love by organizing runners for climate action, sustainability practices, the protection of public lands, and equitable access to nature.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Sacramento Tree Foundation
LocationSacramento
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to grow thriving communities through stewardship of our urban forest. From seed to slab, we work with communities to create livable and lovable communities for everyone.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S San Diego Canyonlands
LocationSan Diego
StateCA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to promote, protect, and restore the natural habitats in San Diego County's canyons and creeks through education and ongoing community involvement in stewardship and advocacy.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S San Francisco Parks Alliance in support of Blue Greenway project
LocationSan Francisco
StateCA
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

In collaboration with local organizations and public agencies, we are revamping efforts around the Blue Greenway: an initiative that will elevate and connect 13 miles worth of waterfront parks and public spaces along San Francisco’s southeast waterfront, from Oracle Park south to Candlestick Point

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($100,000),
S Santa Fe Conservation Trust
LocationSanta Fe
StateNM
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We partner with our community to keep northern New Mexico’s living lands and people flourishing together. We protect culturally and environmentally significant landscapes, ignite people’s passion for nature and enable the continual regeneration of our healthy place.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
LocationBoston
StateMA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are the region’s leading voice for clean water & public investment in Boston Harbor, the region’s public beaches and the Boston Harbor Islands. Our mission is to restore & protect Boston Harbor, MA Bay & the marine environment & share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Seattle Parks Foundation
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We partner with community to champion thriving and equitable parks and public spaces. We envision a Seattle where all people feel welcome and invested in our parks and public spaces, leading to healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Sempervirens Fund
LocationLos Altos
StateCA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to protect and permanently preserve redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and other important natural and scenic features of California’s Santa Cruz mountains, and to encourage public appreciation and enjoyment of this environment.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
LocationQuincy
StateCA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to build sustainable recreation-based communities through stewardship, job creation and world-class events. We provide quality outdoor experiences through trail construction and maintenance in the Lost Sierra.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Sierra Nevada Journeys
LocationReno
StateNV
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P SiiHasin
LocationIndian Wells
StateAZ
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We are the hub for getting people off the couch and away from electronic devices to enjoy amazing rez dirt on the Navajo Nation. Our desire is to be the community heart for health, wellness, and fun outside our front door, emphasizing the importance of goal-setting, promoting healthy lifestyles, and recognizing the positive effect of K'e (kinship)

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Singing River Trail
LocationMooresville
StateAL
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We will be a 200-mile greenway system that strengthens regional bonds, and creates new health and wellness, educational, economic, tourism, entrepreneurial, and workforce opportunities for the people and communities of North Alabama.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Skate Like a Girl
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to create an inclusive community by promoting confidence, leadership, and social justice through skateboarding.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Sogorea Te' Land Trust
LocationOakland
StateCA
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are an urban, Indigenous, women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people through the practices of Rematriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Soul Trak Outdoors
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to build diverse cohorts of outdoor leaders, forge inclusive outdoor spaces, facilitate stronger outdoor communities for underrepresented groups and use outdoor adventure as a catalyst for creating new stewards of public lands.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S South River Watershed Alliance
LocationDecatur
StateGA
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We are committed to ecological restoration of the South River for the benefit of nature and people. Cleaner water requires increased awareness and advocacy, stronger protection, and management of our river as a valuable natural resource.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S South Texas Off Road Mountain-Bikers (STORM)
LocationSan Antonio
StateTX
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are committed to environmentally conscious mountain biking and trail building, facilitating recreational trail cycling, educating about the sport of mountain biking, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased trail access.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
LocationAsheville
StateNC
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to conserve the unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for all people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of North Carolina, enduring for future generations.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Spokes Fighting Strokes
LocationArizona City
StateAZ
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to reach every stroke survivor and show them that recovery is possible! Through Adaptive Cycling clinics we help stroke survivors to get their life back, by regaining strength and ability, hope and freedom. The goal is to increase awareness about stroke and HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia), and to make Adaptive Cycling available to the stroke community.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P SportsAbility Alliance
LocationTallahassee
StateFL
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Formerly the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association, we enrich lives through accessible, inclusive recreation and active leisure.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P St. Louis Bicycle Works
LocationSt. Louis
StateMO
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We inspire youth to pursue their dreams, care for the world around them, and explore new possibilities through experiential learning.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Stonewall Climbing
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are an intersectional LGBTQIA2S+ climbing community, founded & curated by neurodivergent, queer, non-binary, people of color, committed to creating space within the broader climbing community.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P StreetWaves
LocationDelray Beach
StateFL
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to expose the ocean to children whose socio-economic backgrounds may have excluded them from the ocean and shoreline. We know that the majesty of the sea and the wisdom of the wave builds confidence, courage, and self esteem.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Teens Run DC
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We empower youth to envision and work toward the achievement of personal goals through a distance running, community building, and social emotional learning program.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Tennessee RiverLine
LocationKnoxville
StateTN
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We envision for a 652-mile system of paddling, hiking, and biking trails along the length of the Tennessee River, as well as a place-based strategy for economic development, public health, resource stewardship, and equitable access benefits for 2.4 million people in Tennessee River communities.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Teton Adaptive
LocationTeton Village
StateWY
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to develop recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
H Texas Health & Nature Collaborative at Center for Health & Nature
LocationCollege Station
StateTX
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

A collaboration between Houston Methodist, Texan by Nature, and the Texas A&M Health Science Center, we drive research to study the impact of nature on health with evidence-based programs that complement the full continuum of health care: prevention, treatment, and recovery.
InitiativeCentering Health Outside
P The Cycle Effect
LocationEagle
StateCO
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to empower young women through mountain biking to create brighter futures and build stronger communities. We aim to serve 70% of participants who identify as Latina and/or Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and work to remove financial barriers while supporting the social-emotional well-being of our participants.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S The Greening of Detroit
LocationDetroit
StateMI
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Serving residents in under-resourced communities who experience environmental stressors, we lead tree planting, job training, and wellness programs designed to transform landscapes and lives, and nurture a vibrant and revitalized city.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S The Greenway Foundation
LocationDenver
StateCO
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a group of passionate stewards who care for the South Platte River, its tributaries, and the people who live, work, and play along its banks. We provide access, expert education, and numerous opportunities for people of all ages to experience the wonders of our riverfront habitat.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P The Loppet Foundation
LocationMinneapolis
StateMN
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We connect people to the outdoors through trail running, cross country skiing, mountain biking and paddling experiences that grow community in the Minneaopolis area.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis
LocationIndianapolis
StateIN
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We work with Indy Parks and Recreation to steward and leverage funding to ensure Indianapolis parks are accessible, clean, and thriving public spaces. In addition, we support an urban farm on Indy's east side, Indy Urban Acres, that uses park land to provide equitable access to free, high-quality produce.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S The Redford Center
LocationSan Francisco
StateCA
Amount$200,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Co-founded by Robert Redford and James Redford, The Redford Center is one of the only US-based nonprofits solely dedicated to environmental impact filmmaking. The Redford Center develops and invests in projects that foster action and strengthen the reach of the grassroots efforts powering the environmental movement.
InitiativeSector Support
P The Venture Out Project
LocationFlorence
StateMA
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to provide a safe and fun space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people to experience the outdoors. We envision a world where LGBTQ+ people of all ages can create community, develop leadership skills, and gain confidence through the shared experience of outdoor adventure and physical activity.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($173,940),
P The Woods Project
LocationHouston
StateTX
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide Houston high school students from low-income communities with wilderness immersion and exploration of public lands and other natural areas where people of color have been significantly underrepresented.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S TigerMountain Foundation
LocationPhoenix
StateAZ
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

TigerMountain Foundation is a unique organization whose mission is to empower people by building sustainable community gardens, providing life skills support and workforce development through neighborhood revitalization and beautification
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Tiny WPA
LocationPhiladelphia
StatePA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to grow and support a diverse intergenerational community of civic change agents (Building Heroes) who want to learn how to design and build great things, make a difference in their community(s), and lead others in making Philadelphia a better, safer, healthier, more equitable, and prosperous place to live, work and play.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Trail Access Project
LocationLas Vegas
StateNV
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to help individuals with physical disabilities (and, therefore, their families, friends, and caregivers) have meaningful experiences in nature. We do this through advocacy and offering adaptive hiking events in the public lands surrounding the Las Vegas valley.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Trails and Open Space Coalition
LocationColorado Springs
StateCO
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We advocate for the creation and conservation of an interconnected network of trails, parks and open spaces across the Pikes Peak region.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Trails Have Our Respect (THOR)
LocationOmaha
StateNE
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to create and share the natural surface trail experience in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa through advocacy, education, and the building of sustainable and accessible trails.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P TrailsForYouth.Org
LocationSpringfield
StateVA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to mentor at-risk youth and provide opportunities for all children to benefit from a healthy, active lifestyle through outdoor experiences. Our motto and programs teach kids to overcome obstacles on the trails and in life.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Transportation Alternatives
LocationNew York City
StateNY
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Through a combination of neighborhood-level grassroots organizing and city-wide advocacy, we push for changes in public policy, street design, enforcement, and resource allocation that transform our city’s streets for better walking, biking, and public transit for all New Yorkers.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
H Trauma Foundation in support of Pathways Nature Healing Program
LocationBainbridge Island
StateWA
Amount$150,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We support the healing of unresolved trauma by developing and directly supporting programs, initiatives and research focused on innovative approaches to support mental/behavioral health and trauma recovery. The Pathways Nature Healing Program is the first nature based direct service program that can be sustainably funded through insurance, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements.
InitiativeCentering Health Outside
S Triangle Land Conservancy
LocationDurham
StateNC
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We seek to transform Southeast Wisconsin’s trails into a 700-miles-plus premier trail network, sparking new waves of outdoor tourism, spurring economic development, promoting healthier lifestyles and bridging gaps in communities for a more socially equitable and vibrant region.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Trips For Kids Charlotte
LocationCharlotte
StateNC
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to transform lives, communities, and landscapes through cycling. We work with youth from historically marginalized communities in Charlotte to provide access to bikes, safety education, and transformative cycling experiences that encourage self-confidence, independence, healthy living and self-transformation on two wheels.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Two Bikes
LocationKnoxville
StateTN
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We work to create opportunity, sustainability, and community through bicycles. We achieve this through youth workforce development, diverting bikes from local landfills, providing free and affordable bikes to the community, and by hosting fun, inclusive group bike rides.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Un Mar De Colores
LocationEncinitas,
StateCA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to cultivate inclusivity and ocean stewardship for children of color and underserved youth in the surfing community.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Upstate Greenways and Trails Alliance
LocationGreenville
StateSC
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to rapidly expand and improve the greenways and trails network of Upstate South Carolina through an alliance of partners and by using public-private partnerships.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Urban Bike Project
LocationWilmington
StateDE
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We support Wilmington communities by providing access to bicycling as a healthy, affordable, and practical means of transportation and recreation.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Urban Nature Partners PDX
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We empower 3rd-9th grade youth from historically marginalized Portland neighborhoods by building connections to nature and community through long-term one-on-one mentoring relationships.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Vamos Outdoors Project
LocationBellingham
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is “Building Community Through Connection to the Land and Access to the Outdoors.” We serve Latine, Migrant, Multilingual and Newcomer youth and families in Whatcom and Skagit counties.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
LocationKillington
StateVT
Amount$25,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. We promote independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational activities.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2022 ($100,000),
S Vermont Parks Forever
LocationMontpelier
StateVT
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are committed to fostering environmental stewardship in Vermont parks through innovative education, access to parks, and equity in the outdoors.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Vibe Tribe Adventures
LocationAurora
StateCO
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to connect, reconnect, and deepen the right to nature of Coloradan communities underrepresented in natural spaces. We accomplish this through outdoor recreation, extreme sports participation, backcountry and water safety, stewardship and conservation, outdoor industry employment training, and outdoor industry entrepreneurship training and mentoring.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Vida Verde
LocationSan Gregorio
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to promote educational equity by providing free overnight environmental learning experiences for students who don’t otherwise get the opportunity. Since 2001, we have served over 13,500 youth from historically marginalized communities with our core program—a three-day, two-night camping trip, taken as a class during the school year.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Washington Area Bicycle Association in support of Capital Trails Coalition
LocationWashington
StateDC
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are creating a world-class network of multi-use trails for walking, biking, and more throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region.

InitiativeCreating Space Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($160,000),
S Washington Trails Association
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We mobilize hikers and everyone who loves the outdoors to be explorers, stewards and champions for Washington's trails and public lands.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P We Explore Earth
LocationSan Gabriel
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We empower individuals through outdoor exploration and education, fostering environmental and cultural advocacy. We aim to continue making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve, and to leave a positive impact on the planet.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P We Hike to Heal
LocationMableton
StateGA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to build an inclusive community that normalizes self care, creates a sacred space for healing and adventure, and prioritizes the mental and emotional wellbeing of all women.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
H Wekesa Earth Center at University of Maryland
LocationCollege Park
StateMD
Amount$160,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We represent a collaborative effort of scholarship and recognition across multiple disciplines to promote, equity, reconciliation, and healing in nature and to build a world where every human being is granted their right to enjoy and experience the privileges of these ancestral lands. Wekesa (meaning: harvestborn) will generate nature-based research, honor transgressed communities of nature disenfranchisement, and use programs to advocate the restorative benefits of nature.

InitiativeCentering Health Outside
S West Michigan Environmental Action Council
LocationGrand Rapids
StateMI
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

West Michigan Environmental Action Council's mission is to work collaboratively alongside our diverse community to educate, engage, and advocate for environmental values, environmental and climate justice, and a healthy and resilient community for all.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
S Whiteswan Environmental
LocationBellingham
StateWA
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We support community healing through the natural, cultural and historical restoration to the Salish Sea for 7th generations sustainability as a measure of ecological health protection for all.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P WIld Diversity
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$100,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are a nonprofit organization that aims to help create a personal connection to the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, all People of Color (BIPOC) & the LGBTQ2S+ communities, through outdoor adventures and education.

InitiativeConnecting People Outside
Previous Grants 2021 ($150,000),
P Wild Hearts Idaho
LocationBoise
StateID
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide engaging and supportive experiences for girls aged 12-18 to explore, grow, and lead in Idaho’s great outdoors.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Wilderness Adventures for Kids Everywhere
LocationWasilla
StateAK
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We provide mentoring, scholarships, and outdoor experience programs for youth in grades K-12 from low-income and marginalized communities, particularly youth in grades 5 - 8.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Wilderness Inquiry
LocationSt. Paul
StateMN
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to connect people of all ages, backgrounds, identities, and abilities through shared outdoor adventures so that all people can equitably experience the benefits of time spent in nature.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Wilderness Youth Project
LocationSanta Barbara
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Our mission is to foster confidence, health, and a life-long love of learning for young people and families through active outdoor experiences and mentoring.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Willamette Partnership
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We help people and nature thrive together.
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Winona Outdoor Collaborative
LocationWinona
StateMN
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We seek to promote inclusion and accessibility through community partnerships, environmental stewardship, and educational programming directed at reducing barriers to outdoor recreation.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Wisdom of the Elders
LocationPortland
StateOR
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

Wisdom of the Elders Mission: Records, preserves, and shares oral history, cultural arts, language concepts, and traditional ecological knowledge of Native American elders, storytellers, and scientists in collaboration with diverse institutions, agencies and organizations.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Women's Wilderness
LocationBoulder
StateCO
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We are committed to creating space for girls, women, and non-binary people of all ages and backgrounds to find their place, their voice, and their power in the outdoors.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
S Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
LocationProvidence
StateRI
Amount$20,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We invest in resident and youth leaders; install, maintain, and activate urban parkland, a greenway and nature-based stormwater systems; restore and monitor urban river waters and habitats; and provide environmental education, recreation and community engagement for the watershed
InitiativeCreating Space Outside
P Yellow Bird Life Ways
LocationLame Deer
StateMT
Amount$125,000
Year Approved2022
StatusActive

About

We nurture the breath of life. By reminding, reconnecting, and reclaiming our land, language, culture, and identity, we address intergenerational impacts of trauma and ways to heal, and strengthen generational hope, resilience, & wisdom through our Food Sovereignty, Healing with Horses, Storytelling, and Outdoor Youth Leadership programs.

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P YES Nature to Neighborhoods
LocationRichmond
StateCA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

In partnership with nature, we nurture leaders who champion the wellbeing of our community by removing barriers that keep underrepresented Richmond youth and their families from accessing the outdoors.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Young Women Empowered
LocationSeattle
StateWA
Amount$15,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We cultivate the power of diverse young women* to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers through transformative programs within a collaborative community of belonging. We center BIPOC youth and offer radical welcome to those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside
P Youth Enrichment Services
LocationBoston
StateMA
Amount$10,000
Year Approved2023
StatusActive

About

We inspire youth through outdoor experiences and leadership opportunities that build confidence and prepare them to summit life’s challenges since 1968.
InitiativeConnecting People Outside