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Vista Outdoor Foundation

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Take a look at the list of our 2021 Grant Partners! For a deep dive on each organization, check out our Common Ground features on each organization.

The Vista Outdoor Foundation will announce details of the 2022 Grant Cycle mid-summer, and we will accept proposals through August 15, 2022. The Vista Outdoor Foundation Board of Directors will review applications and distribute grants during the Fall of 2022.

The Vista Outdoor Foundation supports non-profit partners and programs that unite outdoor enthusiasts to: conserve open space, get kids off screens and into the outdoors, expand access and opportunities for recreation in underserved communities and diversify outdoor recreation. 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.

The portal for applications is currently closed, please see our Foundation Source page for updates throughout the year.

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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.

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