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Celebrating 10 years of exploration for all

Exploration has the power to change lives and connect communities. When we search out new experiences, overcome obstacles and connect with each other, we change ourselves. The Explore Fund is how we put this idea to work—by removing barriers so everyone can get outside and protect wild places. We’re activating what it means to explore—for people and for culture.

Enabling Exploration

Exploration is within everyone, but some face more barriers than others. By removing obstacles and empowering people, we change the way that we think about the outdoors, ourselves, and our place on the planet. We open ourselves to the wide range of cultures and experiences that connect us.

Loving Wild Places

For over 50 years, we’ve worked to protect wild places and create connections to outdoor playgrounds, both on mountaintops and in city parks. There is incredible value in the physical and mental benefits of exploring the outdoors, and we want that opportunity to be available for everyone, now and into the future.

Our Grants

Each year, we support nonprofit organizations who work to increase access to exploration through our Explore Fund grant cycle. We also empower and enable female filmmakers through our Move Mountains filmmaker grants.

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Our Partners

Our community of Explore Fund partners includes, but is not limited to the below:

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