CENTRAL IOWA'S PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS

OUR PURPOSE

Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the Great Outdoors Foundation is a regional conservation leader and a catalyst for high impact environmental projects. We convene partners with a shared vision, drive collaboration and raise funds and awareness.

Our priority initiatives expand and restore natural spaces, foster outdoor recreation, promote conservation and build passion for nature. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to nature by collaborating with other organizations who share a common vision of healthy environments that provide a variety of outdoor recreation and education opportunities.

ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, IOWA OUTDOOR RECREATION GENERATES

$ 0
BILLION IN CONSUMER SPENDING
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DIRECT JOBS
$ 0
BILLION IN WAGES & SALARIES
$ 0
MILLION IN STATE & LOCAL TAX REVENUE
OUR VALUES

We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to nature by collaborating with other organizations who share a common vision of healthy environments that provide a variety of outdoor recreation and education opportunities.

OUR MISSION

Driven by our clear purpose, we challenge ourselves to seek and take on partner projects offering exceptional and long-term impact requiring a regional approach and creative funding.

THE RIVERS KNOW NO BOUNDARIES — THEY BELONG TO US ALL.

“THIS PROJECT IS THE MOST TRANSFORMATIONAL QUALITY-OF-LIFE PROJECT OF OUR GENERATION IN CENTRAL IOWA.”
- Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO & Capital Crossroads Tri-Chair
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