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Access for All in the Outdoors + Sports

Partnerships with Purpose

We are partnering with our CLIF® athletes to drive awareness and donate our time and money to support our non-profit partners in making the spaces where we live and play more accessible and inclusive.

We believe people should feel proud to be who they are, wherever they are - on the court, trail, field, mat, or elsewhere.

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CLIF® x Outdoor Afro

As our first partnership, CLIF® Athlete Venus Williams teams up with Outdoor Afro to bring Black joy to the great outdoors.

Outdoor Afro celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature.

Started in 2009 as a social enterprise by Rue Mapp in Oakland, California, Outdoor Afro became a national non-profit in 2015 and has led the way for inclusion through programs that connect Black people and Black communities to nature through education, recreation, and conservation across the country.

CLIF BAR® has partnered with Outdoor Afro for nearly a decade, and is proud to help fuel the impactful work the network does, as well as support initiatives and programs like the organization's annual Outdoor Afro Leadership Training, Making Waves Program, and national Juneteenth commemoration. We are excited to continue to grow that partnership this year and beyond.

Venus Williams

One of the most accomplished women in sports, Venus has 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 Wimbledon championships and 4 Olympic gold medals to her name. She has been a steadfast advocate for equality throughout her career.


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Building Community + Relationships with Nature

Watch as Venus and Rue attend an Outdoor Afro event in Miami and share about their love of nature.

Outdoor Afro by the Numbers


60k
participants in networks across the US
32
states with local networks
1.2k
in-person and online events held to date

Find a Local Network

Outdoor Afro networks host and facilitate safe and sustainable outdoor experiences such as fishing, kayaking, backpacking, skiing, boating, gardening, biking, hiking, horseback riding, birding, and swimming.

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