EXPLORE FUND

GRANTS THAT ENABLE EXPLORATION & STEWARDSHIP

The North Face Explore Fund



We at The North Face love the outdoors. It’s in our DNA and defines us as a company. Our desire to share this passion is the catalyst behind The North Face® Explore Fund™. Through these annual grants, we seek to inspire and enable the next generation of explorers and conservationists.

THE 2017 EXPLORE FUND GRANT CYCLE IS NOW OPEN.


Overview

The North Face Explore Fund provides $500,000 annually in grants to nonprofit organizations working in powerful and creative ways to encourage participants to experience outdoor activities and develop an enduring appreciation of the outdoors. Since its founding in 2010, the Explore Fund has provided nearly 500 grants to nonprofits that serve thousands of people in communities around the country. The Explore Fund reflects our commitment to introduce more people to the joy of exploring the outdoors and the natural world. 

New in 2017

This year, we are encouraging organizations that focus on providing their participants with environmental stewardship opportunities as well as groups that focus on outdoor experiences to apply. 

For the second year in a row, we are partnering with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to facilitate Explore Fund grant-making.

 

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