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Our Outdoor Spaces are Not as Diverse as They Should Be

In too many communities, access to nature remains a hallmark of white privilege. While all young women face barriers to equal participation in outdoor education, these opportunities are even farther out of reach for Black girls and girls of Color. This summer, The Cairn Project is deepening our commitment to expanding outdoor access among systemically-excluded young women through our Allies in the Outdoors campaign.
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Our Mission

Our Mission

For girls and young women, The Cairn Project expands outdoor access by supporting community-based wilderness and outdoor education groups around the country through a small grants program. For women, we’re bringing together a community that is inspired to catalyze outdoor passion into a force for good, share learning and stories, and raise the profile of women and girls in outdoor adventure.

Get out

The Cairn Project raises money by equipping passionate outdoor enthusiasts with the tools and support they need to elevate their next great adventure into an inspired fundraiser.

Give Back

Donations fund small grants to local partners who are empowering young women through transformative outdoor experiences.

How It works

Our Impact

Grants Made


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Local Partners