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Winnebago Industries, National Park Foundation partner to enhance access to the outdoors

Winnebago Industries is committed to advancing outdoor equity and inspiring new generations of outdoor enthusiasts by removing barriers and improving access to outdoor experiences. To fulfill this commitment, our organization and the Winnebago Industries Foundation maintain a partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. 

The NPF champions programs and initiatives to protect land, sites and places of cultural significance across the U.S., while raising funds to ensure the ongoing safety, beauty and accessibility of national parks for all. Together, we actively support historically excluded communities, striving to ensure everyone has equal access to the beauty and benefits offered by national parks.

“We are proud of our partnership with Winnebago Industries, an iconic, trusted brand that is committed to being a catalyst and bridge connecting individuals from underrepresented communities to the incredible wonder of our national parks,” said Chad Jones, senior vice president of corporate partnerships at the NPF. 

The Winnebago Industries Foundation, Winnebago Industries’ premium brands and the NPF, cultivate connections and highlights the physical, mental and emotional benefits of outdoor experiences to BIPOC communities. This is achieved through job training and service corps-paid opportunities for young people, enabling them to work alongside National Park Service employees to preserve and care for these shared spaces.

“We want to make sure that people of color have access and exposure to the outdoors and to careers at the national parks,” said Jil Littlejohn Bostick, executive director of the Winnebago Industries Foundation and corporate responsibility & inclusion lead. “At the end of the day, the outdoors belongs to everyone and it’s our goal to ensure universal appreciation and accessibility.” 

Since 2019, the Winnebago Industries Foundation and Winnebago Industries have helped connect more than 100,000 students to national parks through the NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids program and 13,500 visitors of all ages through the Junior Ranger Angler program. Funding from the Winnebago Industries Foundation has also helped the NPF connect 2,000 young people and veterans to park stewardship and conservation through its Service Corps program. This partnership continues through 2025.