Corporate and foundation partners multiply the impact of Outward Bound USA in helping us transform how we think about education in the U.S. Together, we are providing more life-changing experiences to young people in schools and communities nationwide.

We work closely with our partners to create a relationship that aligns Outward Bound's mission and vision with their social responsibility goals and philanthropic interests.



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Ford Motor Company & The Bronco Wild Fund

In the fall of 2020, Ford Motor Company introduced the Bronco Wild Fund to connect more people to our public lands while protecting and enhancing them. To support this mission, Ford teamed up with some of the most esteemed and experienced organizations to support important initiatives that include reforestation, trail management, access to the outdoors and education. With the Bronco Wild Fund’s generous support, Outward Bound USA and regional Outward Bound Schools are providing access for more young people to learn and grow through outdoor experiences in some of our country’s greatest wilderness spaces. To learn more, visit www.broncowildfund.com.


Kohler Co.

Kohler Co.'s founder, John Michael Kohler, believed social good was essential to good business. That foundational belief is upheld by more than 40,000 Kohler associates who believe in being actively engaged in improving lives in the community where they live and work. Today, Kohler invests in three key areas of social impact: Stewardship, Innovation for Good and Sustainability. For more than 30 years, Kohler has partnered with Outward Bound USA to foster and expand opportunities to change lives through challenge and discovery, inspiring strong leadership in communities nationwide.



  • The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • Kendeda Fund
  • New York Life Foundation
  • Petzl Foundation
  • May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
  • Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation
  • Veterans United Foundation

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We’re thrilled to team up with Outward Bound USA, which challenges its students to push their limits and work diligently with others – to reach goals they never thought they could achieve. The Bronco Wild Fund and Outward Bound share a mountain of interests and goals. Together, we encourage people to go deeper into the outdoors with new and exciting resources. And inspire them to enjoy and protect our public lands.

-Darci Gurney, Ford Brand Content and Alliances Integration Manager


Corporate and foundation partners provide a base of $50,000 in generous funding. We welcome opportunities to connect with potential partners who wish to make a tangible and lasting impact as critical education partners for youth development in the outdoors.

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