Money is a big barrier to the outdoors. Gear is expensive. So is traveling and accommodation. Those financial barriers to the outdoors are even greater for communities of color because they still face the economic repercussions of having historically been excluded from economic opportunities.
At the same time, knowledge and outdoor skills are still more often transferred from men to boys.
Our foundation will develop initiatives that will include providing educational resources, financial support, and access to equipment, to help women from all backgrounds gain experience and confidence in the outdoors.
Check out our first initiative: a grant for outdoor women storytellers