All smiles, a child helps an adult climb a woodland tree.

Connecting people outside

Supporting organizations led by and serving Black and Indigenous communities; 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.

Explore our 2021 grantees

Silhouetted against a sunlit desert face, a climber suspended midair in a bosun's chair ascends a cliff.
Adaptive Adventures
Two cyclists smile at the camera after finishing a Black Girls Do Bike ride.
Black Girls Do Bike
Before the start of their event, a group of runners pause on sunny morning in the park holding a Black Girls Run banner.
Black Girls RUN! Foundation
Hands on hip in front of the US capitol building, a youth wears a tee shirt that reads Strong, Resilient, Indigenous.
Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute
At a city park, children happily sift through dirt in search of nature's secrets.
Children & Nature Network
Jumping for joy and clicking their heels, a goups of friends celebrate exploring the outdoors.
Fresh Tracks at the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions
A young hiker leads the way on a sunny hike in the hills.
Girl Trek
Wearing masks, a group of trail hikers holding a banner that reads Latino Outdoors pause for a afternoon photo op on a wooden bridge.
Latino Outdoors
Pausing at the base of a waterfall, a group of happy hikers hold an Outdoor Afro banner.
Outdoor Afro
Under sunny skies, a group of alpine hikers stand at the summit holding a sign that reads Mount Ida, twelve thousand, eight hundred and twenty five feet.
The Venture Out Project
Against a backdrop of verdant woodland, a group of friends smile broadly for a mid-hike photo op.
Wild Diversity

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The treetop view of early autumn yellow and green leaves.
Creating Space Outside
A youngster practices their handstand in a city park.
Centering Health Outside

Time outside is a human right

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