We fund organizations, initiatives and movements that enable access and support for youth to thrive through nature + nurture.
We know the outdoors has incredible benefits for our mental health and wellbeing, including increased happiness, reduction of stress and deepening a sense of connectedness. The challenge is that we as a society have largely moved indoors: the average U.S. child spends over seven hours in front of screens but less than ten minutes a day of unstructured time outdoors. Meanwhile, people of color are more likely, due to racial and economic disparities, to be denied access to the benefits that the outdoors provides.
We support a different outdoor and environmental movement through the power of nature + nurture (N2). When we prioritize youth of color and other young people to lead and develop outdoors through high quality culturally-relevant experiences, it opens up new opportunities for self growth, connection to community, and broader social change leadership.