Explore Fund: The North Face

Funder Name or Agency: The North Face
Funding Sources: Private Foundation
Elligible Entities: Non-Profit Organization
Funding Amount: $25000
Deadline: April 2, 2019
Click here to visit The North Face‘s Website!

One of the major ways the Explore Fund supports outdoor exploration is through a $500,000 annual open-grants cycle. We’re looking for innovative ideas, both large and small in scale, that are changing the way we think about outdoor participation, accessibility, and protection of the environment. Since 2010, this program has given $2.75 million to more than 500 nonprofits.


We’re excited to receive applications from passionate groups looking to increase participation in the outdoors and work in innovative ways to protect our environment. Before applying, organizations must meet these initial criterial:

  • Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be in a formal relationship with a qualified fiscal sponsor.
  • Be based and operate in the U.S. Projects outside the U.S. do not qualify.
  • Visit here to learn about the Explore Fund Canada.