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About The Outdoor Foundation

The Outdoor Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 established by Outdoor Industry Association to inspire and grow future generations of outdoor enthusiasts.


To be a driving force behind a massive increase in active outdoor recreation in America.


  • We are an inclusive organization made up of, and supported by, broad-based coalitions and partnerships that share the common interest of promoting healthy outdoor lifestyles.
  • We provide an inspirational bridge to the outdoors for a diverse range of individuals and organizations.
  • We are a transparent, fiscally responsible organization that is adequately funded to achieve our Core Purpose.
  • We serve as a credible source of information for our stakeholders, partners and policy-makers.

Core Values

  • Health and wellness through active outdoor recreation.
  • Sharing our passion for the outdoors.
  • Responsible use and stewardship of our natural resources.
  • Social responsibility and sustainable recreation practices.
  • Power of collaboration and inclusiveness to achieve our goals.
  • Integrity and accountability in all we do.