The creation of the Vista Outdoor Foundation is a critical step in support of our effort to bring the world outside. The Vista Outdoor Foundation allows us to commitment to non-profit partners that promote conservation, outdoor access and other causes that unite our diverse portfolio of brands and customers. Through an annual grantmaking process, the Vista Outdoor Foundation works with partners to protect open spaces, invite more people outside and create the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
The Vista Outdoor Foundation’s Board of Directors includes seven Vista Outdoor employees that represent a cross-section of the Vista Outdoor organization. The Board of Directors govern and manage the affairs of the Vista Outdoor Foundation and approve grants to qualified non-profit partners.
The Vista Outdoor Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt Delaware corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Foundation in 2023
The Vista Outdoor Foundation is supporting 12 nonprofit organizations in Fiscal Year 2023. In our Common Ground feature, we take a deep dive into each organization to tell their story, highlight their mission and explain how each partner is using the grant. Check out Common Ground.
The Foundation in 2022
The Vista Outdoor Foundation was created in 2021 to support non-profit partners that promote conservation, outdoor access and other causes that unite our diverse portfolio of brands and customers.
In its first year, the Foundation supported programs that focus on common-ground causes that unite outdoor enthusiasts, such as conserving open space, getting kids off screens and in the outdoors, expanding access to recreation opportunities, particularly in underserved communities, and diversifying outdoor sports.
The 2022 Year in Review includes background on the Foundation’s inaugural grant cycle and showcases the “Common Ground” features that highlight our first set of grantees and their excellent work performed in 2022.