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The North Face Explore Fund

The Explore Fund provides opportunities to discover the outdoors in powerful ways, ranging from outing programs that offer adventures for youth of diverse backgrounds, to using outdoor activities in overcoming health challenges, to developing confidence, self-esteem and teamwork through outdoor journeys and by learning new outdoor activities. The 2015 cycle of the Explore Fund will be open from March 16 until April 17, 2015. CLICK HERE TO APPLY AND TO LEARN MORE.

Paddle Nation Project Grants

The Paddle Nation Project awards grants up to $2,500 or less that are designed to give organizations the resources and funding needed to bring their innovation ideas to life. This funding opportunity supports pioneering projects and initiatives that result in increased paddling participation. Projects should reinforce the idea that recreational paddling is one of the most accessible and impactful ways in which young Americans are introduced to the outdoors. CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

Examples of previously funded Paddle Nation projects can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Also check out the Paddle Nation video below that highlights the 2014 grantees.

***The Paddle Nation Project is made possible by support and funding from the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Paddle Advisory Council and Outdoor Retailer.

The KEEN Effect

The KEEN Effect supports projects and initiatives around the world that result in an increase of responsible outdoor participation. KEEN defines outdoor as anyplace without a ceiling. In 2015, 10 non-profit organizations around the world will be granted a total of $100,000 to bring their projects to life. Applications must be submitted by March 1st to be considered for the Earth Day grantee cycle. Applications received after March 1st will be considered in the second cycle, to be announced on National Public Lands Day on September 26th, 2015. Applications are only being accepted from tax exempt, not for profit organizations. CLICK HERE TO APPLY!


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