Launching in 2021, the first Explore Fund Council will be led by Lena Waithe, an Emmy-winning actor, writer, director, and producer who has worked tirelessly to champion new voices within the entertainment industry, and Jimmy Chin, team athlete and Academy Award-winning director. They will be joined by other leaders across culture, entertainment, academia and the outdoors to create scalable solutions to increase access to exploration.
The Explore Fund Council will focus on accelerating culturally relevant exploration opportunities and connecting diverse communities to the benefits of exploration. Their recommendations will guide $7 million in initial funding, globally, to continue building equity in the outdoors and create opportunities for all.
Lena Waithe, Emmy-Winning Actor, Writer, Director & Producer