We looked for the best grassroots nonprofit projects around the world bringing kids outside for adventure, science, and environmental stewardship.
Our 2017 KEEN Effect grantees represent the best of the best, helping future generations know, love, and respect the outdoors in a wide variety of ways.
AT KEEN, WE’RE COMMITTED TO CREATING STRONG COMMUNITIES AND PROTECTING THE PLACES WE PLAY. THE KEEN EFFECT PROGRAM AWARDS GRANTS TO GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD WORKING TO GROW THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS.
SINCE OUR GRANTS PROGRAM STARTED IN 2013, WE’VE FUNDED:
PROJECTS IN THE
INSPIRES YOUTH OUTDOOR PARTICIPATION
Funded projects will inspire youth experiences in the outdoors through nature-based play, scientific education, or stewardship programs.
DIVERSE AUDIENCES & GEOGRAPHY
Funded projects will engage diverse audiences in various geographies throughout the world.
INNOVATIVE & CREATIVE
Funded projects will identify unique needs and challenges related to childhood engagement with the natural world and provide creative, effective solutions.
Funded projects will work collaboratively with KEEN to socially share project stories, provide updates, and complete a grant report.
Only 501(c)3 (or globally equivalent), non-religious organizations will be funded. We do not fund research projects, conferences, or events.
Funded projects will have great photos and engaging stories to share, and be willing to engage with #keeneffect.
APPLY FOR A KEEN EFFECT GRANT
KEEN awards $100,000 per year through the KEEN Effect Grant Program to registered 501(c)3 or global equivalents. Grant size ranges from $2,500 to $10,000.
KEEN EFFECT GRANT CALENDAR
- April 1 Application Period Opens
- May 1 Application Due
- June 1 Grantees Announced