The treetop view of early autumn yellow and green leaves.

Creating space outside

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

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Walkers, runners and cyclist share space on boardwalks built to protect the East Coast Greenway.
East Coast Greenway Alliance
A group of friends and their bikes pause for a photo under the City of Chicago Big Marsh Park sign.
Friends of Big Marsh
A group of children walk the Los Angeles River to help clean up debris.
Friends of the Los Angeles River
Standing on a boardwalk, with cameras and binoculars, a group ov visitors admire protected river wetlands.
Great River Passage Conservancy in support of East Side River District Project
Against a backdrop of blue water and Navy vessels, two young bikers cruise the terrain of a sunny Bay area boardwalk,
San Francisco Parks Alliance in support of the Blue Greenway project
Against a backdrop of the Washington Monument in the distance and framed by Capital Trails Coaltion signs, a Navy officer stands at a podium an addresses listeners.
Washington Area Bicyclist Association in support of the Capital Trails Coalition

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One hand grasps another's against the richly textured bark of a pine tree.
Connecting People Outside
A youngster practices their handstand in a city park.
Centering Health Outside

Time outside is a human right

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

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The REI Cooperative Action Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity. 100% of donations from the general public are invested in grantees. Donations are are tax deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Learn more in our FAQs.