“THROUGH THE EXPLORE FUND WE HELP SUPPORT AMAZING ORGANIZATIONS
AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT ARE WORKING TO GIVE YOUTH AND FAMILIES THE
OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE NATURE FREELY. SINCE WE STARTED THE EXPLORE
FUND IN 2010, WELL OVER 100,000 YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONNECTED TO
THE OUTDOORS THROUGH EXPLORE FUND GRANTEES.
-Ann Krcik, SR. DIRECTOR OF OUTDOOR EXPLORATION
As more people spend time on their phones and computers,
there has never been a greater need to connect people with the
outdoors. In pursuit of this challenge, our goal is to inspire more
people to become explorers and stewards of the environment by helping
them discover nature's playground.
To help ignite a global movement of outdoor exploration, love for
the natural world and an unwavering commitment to protect it, we
welcome new participants to the outdoors through EVENTS sponsored
by The North Face each year. In addition to these activities, we
extend our reach through support of partners connecting participants
with close-to-home recreation opportunities, and creating a connection
with young leaders, inspiring them to explore and conserve. And, our
Explore Fund grants help exceptional nonprofit organizations encourage
participants to experience outdoor activities and develop an enduring
appreciation of the outdoors.