We just launched our new fundraising platform: Find Your Good – Outside | Dauktion

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Think about your most intense outdoor experience. The place where it all began, your love of nature, your connection to nature and your discovery of a new passion. Think of your awe in this moment at how you fit into the natural world and the unspeakable beauty of it all.

What if it had never happened? How different would your life be if you never discovered hiking, biking, running, rock climbing, skiing, or whatever outdoor activity you love to do?

At Outside, our mission is to get everyone outside. We believe that the future of our planet depends on it. That’s why our parent company, Outside Inc., created Find Your Good and partners with 14 nonprofit organizations that share our mission. Simply put, our new philanthropic branch, Find Your Good, is a place to find and support causes that align with your passions.

There are hundreds of amazing nonprofit organizations working for people and the planet. We’ve spent months researching organizations that bring in less than $5 million a year (because we prefer to focus on grassroots efforts). We asked organizations about their target group and impact. Finally, we ended up with 14 mission-driven partners working across seven categories: Hiking & Camping, Biking, Running, Climbing, Winter Sports, Healthy Living, and Sustainability.

Trust us, these organizations are worth your attention and support. No matter what your outdoor jam is, we’ve got you covered. So choose your passion and then find your good.

hiking and camping

(Photo: Courtesy of the Outdoorist Oath)

The Outdoorist Oath

What they do: Through free workshops and learning tools, outdoorist Oath teaches people how to take personal responsibility for the planet, inclusion and adventure, and creates a community of allies to share and support.

A new win: Since its launch in early 2022, nearly 1,900 people have attended the Oath’s free educational workshop and 3,000 people are still waiting in line.

Support the oath

City climbers

What they do: Big City Mountaineers (BCM) takes inner-city kids on transformative outdoor adventures that strengthen life skills and build community.

A new win: In 2022, BCM increased the number of program hours enjoyed by its youth participants by 82 percent.

Support BCM

To go biking

(Photo: Courtesy Bahati Foundation)

Bahati Foundation

What they do: The Bahati Foundation provides inner city youth with access to bikes, equipment and training, as well as resources and education to encourage success on and off the bike.

A new win: Bahati has fully sponsored five young riders for their first-ever 100-mile gravel race at the SBT GRVL in Steamboat Springs in August 2022. Three of them stood on the podium!

Support the Bahati Foundation

cycling grow

What they do: Grow Cycling works to make cycling more diverse, equitable and inclusive by providing cycling education, access and opportunities to underserved communities.

A new win: The City of Los Angeles approved Grow Cycling’s proposal to build a 30,000-square-foot pump track in a public park that will provide cycling opportunities for thousands of local residents. The city will also add additional bike carts on subways and expand bike racks on city buses leading to the pump track to ensure safe access to the new facility.

Support Grow Cycling

Climb

(Photo: Courtesy Access Fund)

Access Fund

What they do: The Access Fund protects public lands, restores climbing sites impacted by use, purchases land at risk, and educates climbers and land managers about responsible stewardship and risk reduction.

A new win: The Access Fund (backed by Backcountry) just announced $30,000 in Rock Climbing Conservation grants that will bring to life ten local rock climbing projects across the country in 2023.

support access funds

paradoxical sport

What they do: Paradox Sports provides rock and ice climbing experiences and training for adaptive athletes and works with climbing facilities to help build local adaptive climbing programs.

A new win: Paradox hosted its first Adaptive Climbing Summit in Denver, Colorado in July 2022 and has since taught four Adaptive Climbing initiatives, with three more planned for the fall.

Support Paradox Sports

winter sports

(Photo: Courtesy of POW)

Protect our winters

What they do: Protect Our Winters (POW) unites outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, scientists and congressmen in the fight against climate change through Washington DC lobbying, voting efforts, social media campaigns and education.

A new win: By encouraging hundreds of thousands of people to contact their members of Congress, writing comments, and even taking senators skiing and rock climbing, POW played a crucial role in passing the Anti-Inflation Act designed to fund solutions that protect the places we live and lifestyles we love.

support prisoners of war

Share the Winter Foundation

What they do: Share Winter partners with and funds local community centers across the US to break down barriers and get underrepresented children on skis and snowboards by providing all the equipment, instruction, and transportation needed.

A new win: Last winter, Share Winter launched partnerships with companies like Motel 6, United Airlines and Alterra Mountain Company that expanded ski and snowboard access for 1,318 youth.

Support share winter

operation

(Photo: Courtesy of Wings of America)

Wings of America

What they do: Through competitive and non-competitive programs, Wings of America (Wings) connects Native American youth to the spiritual and cultural heritage of walking through the power of their own legs.

A new win: Wings recovered from the pandemic and successfully ran more than a dozen youth enrichment camps for nearly 500 children in tribal communities across the Southwest this past summer.

support wings

261 Fearless

What they do: 261 Fearless empowers and trains women around the world to create safe, supportive running communities.

A new win: 261 Fearless Inc. has trained over 350 trainers from 12 countries on 5 continents. These coaches created 19 women’s running groups, uniting over 5,000 women of all ages, backgrounds and cultures around the joy of running.

Support 261 Fearless

Living healthy

(Photo: Courtesy Prison Yoga Project)

Prison Yoga Project

What they do: The Prison Yoga Project (PYP) provides healing yoga programs and training to inmates and correctional staff to address trauma, addiction, and mental health issues that lead to and arise from incarceration.

A new win: PYP is just completing its third round of 200-hour yoga teacher training rooted in social justice, teaching instructors to deliver trauma-informed and accessible classes outside of a studio setting.

Support the prison yoga project

Jones Valley Training Farm

What they do: Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) provides high school, middle school and high school age children with a nutrition-based education that uses food, agriculture and the culinary arts as a basis for academic inquiry, leadership and pursuit of post-secondary pathways.

A new win: JVTF’s annual Twilight Supper this year (with Outside’s Director of Food and Nutrition, Mary-Frances Heck) has raised $337,000 so far, which will be used to fuel the organization’s growth and impact on youth.

Support JVTF

sustainability

(Photo: Courtesy of Intersection Environmentalist)

Intersectional environmentalist

What they do: Through storytelling and education, Intersection Environmentalist (IE) connects people with climate justice movements in their local communities and amplifies the work and legacy of diverse people in the environmental field.

A new win: During Climate Week NYC, IE hosted 120 attendees at its fifth Earth Sessions, where local orchestral group Gaia Music Collective performed hip-hop songs, a panel discussion on identity and activism, and a screen-printed activation featuring climate-related designs.

support IE

guardians of the earth

What they do: Earth Guardians (EG) trains and empowers youth (ages 15-21) around the world to be leaders and advocate for the environment and social justice.

A new win: EG recently approved more than 30 microgrant applications, awarding $300 to $500 to youth doing community projects related to reforestation programs, construction waste management systems and climate education in elementary schools.

Support the Earth Warden

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