The North Face Awards $140,000 in Explore Fund Grants

Kids throughout the country will now have an easier time gettign outdoors. The North Face recently awarded its second round of Explore Fund grants for 2012, giving away more than $140,000 in grants to 58 projects that will impact more than 80,000 youth across the nation….

As part of its mission to start a global movement of outdoor exploration, The North Face introduced the Explore Fund in 2010. The program has since provided more than $1 million in grants globally to organizations committed to inspiring the next generation of outdoor explorers and conservationists.

Since launching in 2010, The North Face has donated more than $765,000 to over 300 nonprofit organizations in the U.S.

“There can be so many barriers to getting kids outdoors, whether it be a disability, health resources or simply a lack of access. A large percentage of the grants went toward funding organizations that are addressing these issues by providing access and education,” said Ann Krcik, director of Outdoor Exploration at The North Face.

The Explore Fund spring grant cycle will be announced by spring 2013. (For more information:

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