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At KEEN, we're committed to inspiring responsible outdoor participation to help preserve the places we all play. The KEEN Effect is a way for us to support organizations who are dedicated to just that! Through the KEEN Effect we grant $10,000 grants to nonprofit organizations around the world who are dedicated to responsible outdoor participation. Help us find those groups!
Applications must be submitted by March 1st to be considered for the Earth Day grantee cycle. Applications received after March 1st will be considered in the second cycle, to be announced on National Public Lands Day on September 26th, 2015.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON EARTH DAY 2015
(WEDNESDAY APRIL 22ND)
Click Here to Apply

KEEN EFFECT GRANTEES ARE DOING GREAT THINGS AROUND THE WORLD

Adirondack Mountain Club,
Prague, CZ
ENVIRA, o.p.s.,
Lake Placid, NY
Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC),
San Francisco, CA
First Descents,
Denver, CO
Friends of Nature,
Beijing, CN
Friends of the Forest Inc.,
Sedona, AZ
GirlVentures,
San Francisco, CA
Green Thumbs Growing Kids,
Toronto, ON, CA
Groundwork New Orleans,
New Orleans, LA
Living Lands and Waters,
East Moline, IL
Mountain Studies Institute,
Silverton, CO
Muddy Sneakers, Inc.,
Brevard, NC
Northwest Outward Bound School,
Troutdale, OR
Open Meadow Alternative School,
Oregon, USA
Open Space Alliance,
Albuquerque, NM
Oregon Natural Desert Association,
Bend, OR
Outfit Moray,
Lossiemouth, Moray, GB
Outside Las Vegas Foundation,
Las Vegas, NV
Paddle Canada,
Kingston, ON, CA
Palmetto Conservation Foundation,
Columbia, SC
Rabbit Island Foundation,
New York, NY
Raccoon Creek Partnership,
Athens, OH
The Elizabeth River Project,
Portsmouth, VA
The Friends of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Inc.,
Annapolis, MI
The Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust,
Auckland, NZ
Tõnu Jürgensoni matkaklubi,
Tartu, EE
Urban Ecology Center Inc.,
Milwaukee, WI
Vermont Works for Women, Inc.,
Winooski, VT
Whitefish Legacy Partners,
Whitefish, MT
Wilderness Volunteers Giving Something Back,
Salt Lake City, UT

Funding Criteria

  • Projects must increase responsible outdoor participation as a way to work towards building a strong community.
  • Projects should be innovative and creative.
    Projects should have clear goals and measurable objectives.
  • Projects that introduce new audiences to the outdoors through responsible outdoor participation will receive special consideration.
  • Project leads must be willing to interact with KEEN online and should leverage social media technology as appropriate.
  • Project leads should be capable of working collaboratively with KEEN throughout the program process and project reports must include a minimum of five high resolution photos.
  • $10,000 Grants awarded to U.S. non-profit organizations or equivalents outside of the U.S.
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FAQs
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