The Conservation Alliance

Outdoor Foundation

The Conservation Alliance is a coalition of more than 270 like-minded businesses who pool resources to fund and advocate for the protection of North America’s wild places. Since 1989, the Alliance has helped protect 73 million acres of wildlands and 3,580 river miles, remove or halt 37 dams, purchase 21 climbing areas, and designate five marine reserves. To date, they’ve awarded more than $27,370,000 in grants to 274 organizations and they’re just getting started.

"Our members join efforts with hundreds of businesses to support more than 50 community led conservation projects a year. Not only does that support include funding, but advocacy efforts that leverage the voice of business to help shape conservation policy that protects lands and waters for the habitat and recreation values."

- Conor McElyea, Senior Director of Membership and Partnerships


We harness the collective power of business and outdoor communities to fund and advocate for the protection of North America’s wild places.


A planet where wild places, wildlife, and people thrive together.


We are catalysts. Providing a link between the conservation community and businesses, we enable and inspire our colleagues to work together to protect the wild places vital to their business.

We represent strength in numbers. We recognize that our greatest strength is our collective nature. Our members are competitors who come together around a common purpose.

We embody simplicity and effectiveness. We are laser-focused on providing resources to grassroots conservation projects. We strive to find the best conservation partners who will succeed given adequate support, and we measure that success in terms of measurable, on-the-ground protection for wild places.

We are responsible. As a group of outdoor and associated businesses, we have a responsibility to invest in protecting the places that are important to our colleagues and customers.

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