CENTRAL IOWA'S PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS

PARTNER PROJECTS

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.

CENTRAL IOWA WATER TRAILS

Central Iowa Water Trails will help us reclaim our river roots and establish our rivers as key quality of life resources for the future.

THE MOVEMENT

Strategic investments in our land and water resources strengthen investments in rural communities, support workforce attraction, enhance quality of life, and improve water quality.

OUR PURPOSE

Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the Great Outdooors 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.

“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
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.

OUR PRIORITIES
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OUR SERVICES

COLLABORATION

We're with you from inception to completion to ensure a successful project.

CONSULTING

We utilize our niche experience, industry understanding, and problem solving abilities to offer valuable advice.

FUNDRAISING

We convene partners with a shared vision, drive collaboration, and raise funds and awareness.

Be part of a bigger movement, help us better our community in Central Iowa!

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER

Strategic investments in our land and water resources will help strengthen investments in rural communities, support workforce attraction, enhance quality of life, and improve water quality. Be part of a bigger movement, help us better our community in Central Iowa!

Join us in our mission to connect people of all ages and backgrounds to nature by supporting regional projects that expand and restore natural spaces, enhance outdoor recreation and learning opportunities, and promote conservation. Be part of the movement.

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