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October 18, 2022
On September 14, one of the most influential business owners in the outdoor space made a decision that stunned the world. Yvon Chouinard, founder of the apparel brand Patagonia, announced that he had voluntarily given away his $3 billion company, placing ownership in a trust and vowing to spend all...
September 15, 2022
hip Wilson, the billionaire founder of athleisure giant Lululemon Athletica, announced Thursday he and his wife, Summer, have pledged $75.8 million—a bit less than 2% of his net worth—toward buying hundreds of acres of wilderness to protect in their native Canada. Forbes
March 14, 2022
Applications for REI’s Navigate program are now open to people of color that lead small but proven companies in the outdoor and adventure segments. Successful applicants will receive a $25,000 equity-free grant plus 16 weeks of dedicated strategic guidance. They’ll also receive resources to scale their small business in the...
October 4, 2021
SEATTLE, Oct. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- REI is launching a new community-supported public charity to harness the collective power of its 20 million members to fight for a more equitable and inclusive outdoor community. For the first time in the co-op's 83-year history, the REI Cooperative Action Fund will allow co-op members, employees and the...
September 8, 2021
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity, started its Public Lands brand to benefit camping and outdoor access. Its new Public Lands Fund partners with 10 environmental nonprofits. This fall, the first two Dick’s Sporting Goods Public Lands concept stores will open. The two locations will take over space...
June 30, 2021
REI Co-Op Reveals a $250,000 Investment in the National Park Foundation to Fund Women’s Fire Corps Crews
REI said its investment will support crews in Yosemite and Grand Teton National Parks, which will enable people to receive firefighting experience and training. This latest investment is part of an ongoing partnership with the National Park Foundation. To date, REI — and its private REI Foundation charity — have...
May 23, 2021
Twenty-one people were killed after hail, freezing rain and high winds hit runners taking part in a 100-kilometre cross-country mountain race in China. Among the dead in Gansu province were elite Chinese long-distance runners, local media reported. The 42
October 15, 2020
The North Face, as part of its new global “Reset Normal” initiative, is pledging $7 million through the Explore Fund Council, a global fellowship program in partnership with Emmy winner screenwriter, producer, and actor Lena Waithe and climber and Academy Award winner director Jimmy Chin. Read more on The Cut.
September 30, 2020
As the election approaches, a number of large outdoor companies are stepping up to help. Answering a call from Operation Vote Safe, companies like REI, Patagonia, and Outdoor Research have donated time, technological expertise, and thousands of units of PPE to polling places across the country. Read more on SNEWS.