Exploration has the power to change lives and connect communities. When we search out new experiences, overcome obstacles and connect with each other, we change ourselves. The Explore Fund is how we’ve put this idea to work—by removing barriers so everyone can get outside. Together with our partner community, we’ve activated what it means to explore—for people and for culture.
From family and friends who encouraged us to follow our curiosity, to the guides, educators, and volunteers who work tirelessly to fuel an enduring love of exploration, these are the communities we’re working so hard to support.
Outdoor leaders. Athletes.
2021 Explore Fund Council
The Explore Fund Council brings together experts from all walks of life to find creative solutions to celebrate all the ways we as humans explore.
Emmy-Winning Writer. Actor. Director. Producer
Academy Award-Winning Director. Alpinist. Photographer.
Art Director. Illustrator. Nature Lover.
Climber. Social Advocate. Opportunity Creator.
Dr. Myron Floyd
Award-Winning Researcher. Scholar. College Dean.
José G. González
Educator. Creative. Equity & Inclusion Advocate.
Antibias & Antiracist Educator. Writer. Outdoor Enthusiast.
Han Gwich’in. Environmental & Indigenous Rights Advocate. Wilderness Guide.
Martial Artist. Runner. Mindfulness Captain.
Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant
Scientist. Conservationist. Equity & Justice Advocate.
Explore Fund Grants: the first 10 years.
From 2010–2020, we supported nonprofit organizations that increased access to exploration through our Explore Fund grant cycle. We’ve also empowered more filmmakers who identify as women through our Move Mountains filmmaker grants which ran from 2019–2020.
- Alpine Club of Canada
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (New Brunswick)
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Southern Alberta)
- Enviros Wilderness School Association
- Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC
- Fondation Bouldering MTL
- Fondation Sur la pointe des pieds
- Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning
- Indigenous Womxn Climb
- Les Chèvres de Montagne
- Northern Youth Abroad
- Outward Bound Canada
- Take a Hike Foundation
- The Big Initiative
- The Prince Albert Model Forest (PAMF)
- The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation
- Trails Youth Initiatives Inc.