The North Face announced the 2019 Explore Fund Grant recipients, welcoming a new class of 42 organizations enabling exploration for all.
This year’s class of grant recipients range from Eagle Mount Bozeman, an organization that provides therapeutic recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and young people with cancer, to the Atlanta Audubon Society, which will engage Historically Black College & Universities in Georgia through outdoor programming that includes bird conservation, hiking trips, and exposure to environmental careers.
The full list can be found at: thenorthface.com/about-us/news/2019/explorefund.html.
The North Face noted that according to recent reports, the number of times that people actually get outdoors each year has decreased. As a brand that has been encouraging exploration since its inception, The North Face created the Explore Fund in 2010 to support outdoor exploration and empower future explorers.
Since 2010, The North Face has granted $3.75 million through its Explore Fund to more than 600 programs that are breaking barriers to outdoor exploration. Grants are offered in two main categories:
- Creating a Community of Explorers: dedicated to supporting the work of organizations that engage under-resourced and underrepresented communities in outdoor adventures
- Protecting Wild Places: dedicated to nonprofits focused on environmental education and engaging new and diverse communities in conservation work.
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