The North Face EXPLORE FUND provides grants to U.S. based nonprofit organizations that connect people to the outdoors and support outdoor exploration. To be considered for an Explore Fund grant, applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or in a formal relationship with a qualified fiscal sponsor.
Explore Fund grants support nonprofit organizations working in partnership with The North Face; groups that are nominated by The North Face vendor partners and select internal business units; and through an annual open grant application cycle.
The 2016 Explore Fund application is open from MARCH 1 THROUGH APRIL 5. Grantees will be announced by June 2016.
Typical awards are between $5,000 and $25,000. The Explore Fund is a highly competitive grant program and a limited number are awarded each year.
Applications should show how funding will be applied to a particular project or program. Additional budget guidance appears in the application.
For more information about the grant program, visit the Explore Fund FAQ. The grant process and requirements are subject to change annually.