Explore Fund

Explore Fund

We at The North Face love the outdoors. It's in our DNA, and it defines us as a company. This passion and our desire to share is the catalyst behind The North Face® Explore Fund™. Our goal is to inspire and enable the next generation of explorers by funding non-profit organizations that are working to re-connect children with nature. We believe in the physical, emotional and social benefits of a healthy, active outdoor lifestyle, and that a strong connection with the outdoors will lead to greater support and protection of our natural landscapes.

The Explore Fund will support organizations that encourage youth outdoor participation, focusing primarily on creating more connections of children to nature, increasing access to both front & backcountry recreation, as well as providing education for both personal & environmental health.

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The North Face Explore Fund Awards $500,000 to Nonprofits Connecting People to the Outdoors
ALAMEDA, Calif., June 29, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - The North Face today announced the winners of the 2016 Explore Fund grant-giving program, recognizing 45 nonprofit organizations that are working in powerful and creative ways to encourage participants to experience outdoor activities and develop an enduring appreciation of the outdoors. To celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, The...
Jun 29, 2016 12:00 PM ET
The North Face Announces 2016 Explore Fund Grants Open for Applications
ALAMEDA, Calif., March 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ — The North Face today announced the 2016 Explore Fund grant-giving program is now open through April 5, 2016 for applications. This year, $500,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that connect people to the outdoors in meaningful ways. Applicants may now also request a member of The North Face global athlete team to join one of their...
Mar 2, 2016 4:05 PM ET
The North Face and Big City Mountaineers Launch Wilderness Exploration Campaign for Kids
ALAMEDA, Calif., July 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ –The North Face is teaming up with Big City Mountaineers to help under-served youth across the United States get outdoors and better develop decision-making abilities and life skills. In July and August, The North Face will donate a portion of proceeds from its new back to school backpacks, up to $75,000, to Big City Mountaineers as part of the #...
Jul 21, 2015 3:35 PM ET
The North Face Explore Fund Program Awards $500,000 to Non-Profits in 2015
ALAMEDA, Calif., July 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ –The North Face today announced the final winners of the 2015 Explore Fund $500,000 grants program funding 47 organizations throughout the U.S. The North Face Explore Fund chose projects that use outdoor exploration as the catalyst for positive, personal or societal change, provide experiences that nurture an appreciation of the outdoors or encourage...
Jul 7, 2015 11:00 AM ET
The REI Foundation and The North Face Announced as Presenting Sponsors of Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge
Washington DC, April 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Outdoor Nation, a national initiative that connects college students and their communities to the outdoors, is now sponsored by both The North Face and REI Foundation and has officially opened its 2015 Campus Challenge registration -- inviting colleges and universities across the US to sign up their schools to participate in the nationwide competition...
Apr 2, 2015 6:00 PM ET