The North Face
2016 Progress Report
Committed to provide $500,000 in Explore Fund grants to nonprofit organizations in 2016 to connect youth and communities of all backgrounds to the outdoors in meaningful ways. The North Face Explore Fund grants provide access for youth, including those in underserved communities and those with disabilities, to participate in outdoor activities such as skiing, camping, hiking and climbing.
“Since 2010, The North Face has invested more than $2.2 million in nonprofit programs that connect people to the outdoors in meaningful ways through its Explore Fund grant program. In 2016, 45 organizations received a total of $500,000 in Explore Fund grants. These nonprofits are inviting people to experience outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and climbing for the first time and encouraging people to explore our public lands through programs like the Every Kid in a Park initiative. Participation in these programs is not only increasing activity levels in the outdoors, participants are learning to be stewards of their environment and developing positive personal and societal values.”