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Vista Outdoor Foundation

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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 make commitments to non-profit partners that promote conservation, outdoor access and other causes that unite our diverse portfolio of brands and customers. The Vista Outdoor Foundation will work with partners to protect open spaces, invite more people outside and create the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.

The Vista Outdoor Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt Delaware corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Vista Outdoor Foundation will partner with non-profits, through an annual grantmaking process, that support conservation, outdoor access and other causes aligned with Vista Outdoor’s Purpose, Vision and Commitments.

The Vista Outdoor Foundation’s Board of Directors includes seven Vista Outdoor employees that represent a broad cross-section of the Vista Outdoor organization. The Board of Directors will govern and manage the affairs of the Vista Outdoor Foundation and approve grants to qualified non-profit partners.

Vista Outdoor Foundation grants will help us protect open spaces, get more people outside and create the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Funding requests will be considered from prospective non-profit partners that meet the following criteria:

  • Recognized by the IRS as a Public Charity and headquartered in the United States.
  • Have a mission and objectives that are aligned with that of the Foundation’s.
  • Demonstrated track record in effective programming, organization and financial management.
  • Have an ability to demonstrate the impact of its programs and interventions and share progress against stated objectives with the Foundation.

Our funding cycle will commence in the Summer of 2021. For information on how to apply, please check back here in July 2021.

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