The Explore Fund was created by The North Face to build community, connect people to the benefits of outdoor exploration, and empower individuals to be environmental stewards. Since its inception in 2010, The North Face Explore Fund has contributed millions in grants to nonprofits working to create community and protect wild places in support of exploration.
Our grant program, just one aspect of the Explore Fund, supports $750k in grants to qualified nonprofits that are moving the world forward through exploration. The majority of this funding is reserved for protecting wild places and creating a community of explorers, alongside a separate $250k dedicated to our women’s specific closed grant.
We’re excited to continue working with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. The Foundation joins The North Face in encouraging people from all walks of life and of all abilities to get outside and enjoy our public lands and national parks.