Elkhart-based Thor Industries (NYSE: THO) is partnering with the Together Outdoors Coalition to support diversity, equity and inclusion within the outdoor environment. Thor, along with Minnesota-based Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE: WGO), are providing funds for a new grant program designed to support equity and inclusion among outdoor recreational organizations.
Thor says the pilot round will offer $25,000 in funding focused on organizations with revenue under $100,000 that are led by or serve communities of color or minority groups.
“Funding from the initial pilot round of our grant program will go directly to frontline, grassroots leaders and organizations working to make the outdoors more accessible and welcoming,” said Gerry Seavo James, TO Coalition lead. “This grant program epitomizes exactly what Together Outdoors was founded on doing – to help with incubating an environment where all people have access to welcoming outdoor recreation experiences, and we look forward to expanding this effort in the future.”
The grant focus areas include research and resources, as well as outdoor recreation-related programming, such as events and leadership development initiatives that benefit communities of color and minority groups.
“Our family of companies offer a comprehensive range of RVs and travel tools to help connect people with nature and with one another,” said Bob Martin, chief executive officer of Thor. “In support of Together Outdoors’ mission to alleviate barriers to inclusion in the outdoors, THOR is honored to empower front-line organizations driven to cultivate the necessary change that will allow everyone to Go Everywhere and Stay Anywhere.”
Thor says applications are due by September 5, and awards will be disbursed by September 30.
You can connect to more information and apply by clicking here.