The Impact Fund is designed to support youth-serving organizations with the resources they need to connect underserved youth the outdoors. This round of funding is only open to organizations whose annual operating budgets are more than $250,000. If your organization has an annual operating budget of less than $250,000 you may not apply to the Impact Fund; you may be eligible to apply to the Catalyst Fund. Impact grants provide resources to overcome some of the obstacles and barriers to connecting kids with nature, as identified in the Foundation for Youth Investment’s research. In particular, these funds will be given to programs that improve access to high-quality outdoor experiences, enhance the cultural relevancy of the programming offered by the grant-seeking organization, and create an innovative approach to reaching this population. These funds may be used for, but are not limited to, dedicated programming or operations, program staff, program development, and capacity building.
Round 1 Awards Announced
Round 2 Awards Announced