The Explore Fund

Exploration changes lives. 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.

What We Do

Since 2010, we’ve been creating access and driving equity in the outdoors by funding hundreds of nonprofit organizations around two main themes: Enabling Exploration and Loving Wild Places. Today, the Explore Fund continues to grow through major programs like: Walls are Meant for Climbing, Move Mountains, The Conservation Alliance, our partnership with Camber Outdoors, and many other partners.

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.

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We fund nonprofit grantees every year across a wide range of projects focused on the benefits of exploration. If you’re a nonprofit working in this space, check out our Explore Fund grants.

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