Hydro Flask announced the grant recipients of its 2021 Parks for All program. The company will donate more than $400,000 in grants to 15 non-profit organizations focused on building, maintaining, restoring, and providing access to public parks and green spaces worldwide, amounting to over $1.9 million since the program’s inception in January 2017.
“Hydro Flask is proud to celebrate the significant work of our Parks For All grantees that ensure parks, from urban parks to national parks and beyond, get the resources they need, and also help everyone enjoy the benefits of the outdoors,” said Indigo Teiwes, associate director, corporate responsibility, Hydro Flask. “Since 2017, Parks for All program has supported more than 41,000 people spending 375,000 hours experiencing the physical, mental and social benefits of time outside.”
Since 2017, the Parks for All program has engaged 5,000 volunteers; maintained 34 miles of trails; picked up 14,000 pounds of trash; and conducted 350 workshops and training sessions.
A program priority is directing funding to Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Latinx-led organizations and projects that expand park access for these communities. To date, the groups represent over 30 percent of Parks For All program participants.
Parks For All 2021 program is donating $263,991 to six U.S. national organizations:
- Appalachian Trail Conservancy*: Ladder of Engagement: Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists, $30,000
- Groundwork USA Inc: Community Connections: Engaging New Audiences on Public Lands, $48,991
- National Park Foundation*: Building Sustainable Infrastructure through Water Refill Station Installation in America’s National Parks, $50,000
- Outdoor Foundation*: National Thrive Outside Day, $50,000
- The Giving Grove, Inc.: Little Orchards, Big Impact: Creating Sustainable Urban Green Spaces, $50,000
- The Trust for Public Land*: Creating Equitable Communities for All through Parks and Nature, $25,000
Regionally, the Parks for All program is awarding $75,000 in grants to six non-profits:
- Florida National Parks Association, Inc., $15,000
- Girl Scouts of Western Washington (Washington state), $15,000
- Los Angeles Audubon Society, $15,000
- National Forest Foundation (Alaska), $10,000
- Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (California), $15,000
- Vamos Outdoors Project (Washington state), $15,000
Internationally, the Parks for All program is awarding $65,000 in grants to three organizations:
- Canada: The Alpine Club of Canada, $15,000
- UK: Surfers Against Sewage Ltd*, $25,000
- Germany: Clean River Project e.V., $25,000
* repeat grantee beneficiaries
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