Corporate & Foundation Partners

Corporate and foundation partners multiply the impact of Outward Bound USA. In 2022, these partners helped us transform the way we think about education in the USA. Together, we provided more life-changing experiences to young people in schools and communities nationwide.

JP Morgan Chase and The Fellowship Initiative (TFI)

Outward Bound’s mission and program outcomes are intrinsically aligned with the goals of JPMorgan Chase’s The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) program. Since 2015, Outward Bound USA and TFI have collaborated to deliver short expedition courses for TFI Fellows grounded in these goals:

Create new and expanded capacity in Regional Schools by positioning Outward Bound as an educational partner to parents, schools, and corporations.

Build upon existing TFI team building initiatives and amplify opportunities for teamwork and leadership through Outward Bound activities.

Inspire TFI Fellows to draw parallels from the opportunities and challenges tackled on their short expeditions to their lives, experiences with TFI, and at home.

Spending a whole month with people you've never met, you really get to know them- you cook each other's meals, you set up each other's shelters, you make sure their water is safe to drink.
Alumni '18

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Since his first experience as an Outward Bound student over 25 years ago, Arthur M. Blank and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation have supported the work of Outward Bound USA and our 10 Regional Schools. The foundation encourages continuous improvement to the educational impact of courses and programs, increased access for underrepresented students, and professional development for field instructors and staff.

Learn more about the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation at:

‘To serve to strive and not to yield,' developing purpose in life…  Today’s young people are demanding more of these learning experiences. Outward Bound is needed even more so today than ever before.
Arthur M. Blank

Kohler Co.

For more than 30 years, KOHLER CO has partnered with Outward Bound USA to expand and enhance opportunities to change lives through challenge and discovery. Committed to upholding three key areas of social impact: Stewardship, Innovation for Good, and Sustainability, KOHLER CO works with us to inspire strong leadership in communities nationwide.

Learn more about KOHLER CO at 

Corporate Sponsors


Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation
Union Specialties, Inc.
Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's
Veterans United Foundation
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
MGN Family Foundation
New York Life Foundation
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
Petzl Foundation
Kendeda Fund
May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust


Let’s work together to address the immediate needs of youth and education nationwide. For further information regarding Philanthropic or Educational Partnerships, please contact: 


The data represented is from the Outward Bound Outcomes Survey.  Permission to use the Outward Bound Outcomes Survey (OBOS) was obtained from PEAR.