School Bus Field Trip Scholarships
Help bring local students outside for naturalist-guided field trips where they take part in activities like hiking, fishing, canoeing, geocaching, and conservation.
Sponsor at-risk youth or a therapy rider to attend summer horse camp at the Jester Park Equestrian Center. These programs promote character development, confidence, and physical and emotional wellness.
Environmental Education Programming
Sponsor a program or special event that encourages people of all ages to get outdoors and learn more about our natural world. Hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, bird watching, and camping are just a few programming ideas that get people outdoors.
Healthy Lifestyle Programs
Sponsor a program or event that encourages active outdoor lifestyles. Snowshoe hike, cross-country ski, bike, canoe, or hike your way into a longer life.
Become a Friend! Become a Friend of the Great Outdoors. Your annual membership allows you to show support for conservation and outdoor recreation projects in Central Iowa. Receive the latest news from The Great Outdoors Foundation and Polk County Conservation.
Some people choose to make a one-time donation to the Great Outdoors Foundation. This gift helps support our efforts to create high quality, healthy living for Greater Polk County through extended open space, restored landscapes, recreation and greater outdoor education opportunities.