Merrell Puts Best Foot Forward to Get Kids Outside

MerrellKids2Have an idea that will increase participation in active outdoor recreation and create meaningful connections to the natural world? If so, Merrell and Outdoor Nation have an opportunity for you — The Pack Project Activation Grant Program…

Merrell and Outdoor Nation recognize that sometimes the smallest awards can make the largest differences. For this reason, the Pack Project Activation Grant Program will be awarding a total of $25,000 in 2013 to a minimum of 10 projects designed to give young individuals between the ages of 18 and 28 or 501c3 non-profit organizations the resources and funding needed to bring their innovation and active ideas to life.

Grants will be awarded to the most innovative, impactful and sustainable projects focusing on increasing outdoor recreation and creating meaningful connections to the natural environment.

The deadline to apply for the first cycle of this grant – which will award $12,500 to a minimum of five projects – is June 1, 2013. The second cycle will be announced in Fall 2013. For more information, visit

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