New Grants Allow Our Education Program to Expand

We’re thrilled to announce not just one, but two exciting grant victories! Let’s dive into how each grant is helping us further our mission of providing equitable access to environmental education and outdoor spaces for youth across the Inland Empire.

Parks California: Route to Parks Grant

We’re overjoyed to partner with Parks California to create ripples of change in the great outdoors! Parks California’s innovative partnership approach is all about building stronger communities and nurturing a love for our public lands.

Thanks to the generous Route to Parks grant of $30,000, we’re able to expand access to resources that promote healthy outdoor living for everyone. Students of all ages will participate in exciting outdoor recreational activities at regional parks across the Inland Empire, all while learning about the importance of protecting the natural resources these parks offer. Parks California was founded as the nonprofit partner of the California Department of Parks and Recreation to strengthen and inspire everyone to explore and cherish these incredible places.

California Coastal Commission: WHALE TAIL® Grant

We’re ready to make waves with the California Coastal Commission’s WHALE TAIL® Grants Program! This awesome initiative funds projects aimed at connecting the public with the beauty of the California Coast and its watersheds through hands-on education, stewardship, and outdoor adventures.

Thanks to the WHALE TAIL® grant of $45,000, we’re able to offer junior high and high school students an immersive educational experience. They’ll participate in engaging in-class workshops and embark on a series of three field trips to discover the natural wonders within the Santa Ana River watershed. From guided hikes to hands-on scientific research and restoration activities, these students are in for an unforgettable adventure!

Get Involved!

Our River KATS program can provide high-quality, hands-on learning opportunities at no cost to schools or students due to grants like these and donations from our supporters. If you would like to help us continue educating kids around the Inland Empire, please consider donating today.