The Outdoor Nation Northeast Campus Clubs program will engage colleges and universities over the course of a full academic year – building a strong connection between campus communities, outdoor recreation and the National Park Service. College and universities in the following states are eligible for this opportunity: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine (defined as the Northeast Region of the National Park Service).
Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by May 23, 2014.
We’re kicking off our search for the National Outdoor Campus Champion. That’s right, Outdoor Nation is looking to invest in university campuses across the US – empowering students and staff to change the way their communities engage in the outdoors. For the next month, colleges and universities across America can submit their best ideas on how to get the student body, alumni and local community – outside and recreating, preferably with friends.
Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by May 2, 2014.
Outdoor Nation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from non-profit organizations who are interested in connecting young Americans with their waterways through recreational paddling. This funding opportunity supports pioneering projects and initiatives that are youth-developed and that result in increased paddling participation.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by April 18, 2014.
Examples of previously funded Paddle Nation projects can be found by CLICKING HERE. Also check out the Paddle Nation video below that highlights the 2013 grantees.
***The Paddle Nation Project is made possible by support and funding from the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), Paddle-sport companies, Emerald Expositions and the National Park Service (NPS).
The Explore Fund supports organizations that encourage youth outdoor participation, help create a connection to nature that will help empower the future leaders of tomorrow, and inspire the exploration of natural places. The Explore Fund supports organizations that encourage youth outdoor participation, help create a connection to nature that will help empower the future leaders of tomorrow and inspire exploration of natural places. In 2014, the Explore fund will award $250,000 to 25 organizations. 15 of those organizations will receive $5,000 and the remaining 10 grants will be awarded based on online voting taking place this summer.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2014.