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Every Child Outdoors Foundation

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General Agency Information
Name: Every Child Outdoors Foundation
Alternate Name(s): ECO Foundation
Address: 400 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz,  CA  95060
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-200-4025
Secondary Phone: 831-435-9999
Fax: 831-466-5607
Description: Every Child Outdoors Foundation is partnered with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Outdoor Science School to provide financial support for participating schools in lower income communities. Every Child Outdoors provides grants to Santa Cruz County schools in lower income communities applicable towards the tuition to attend Outdoor Science School.

The Outdoor Science School experience provides students with a rare opportunity to be immersed in nature through exploration and inquiry based, hands-on learning. The learning doesn't stop with science and investigation. According to visiting classroom teachers, for many students, a week at outdoor science school is the first time they are away from home and a rare opportunity to practice responsibility for themselves and social skills in a new environment.

ELIGIBILITY: Participating school eligibility for grants is determined each year by total percentage of students enrolled in the government free and reduced lunch program. The schools with the highest percentage of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program are considered for eligibility. Free and reduced percentages are obtained from the previous school year.
Mission: Our Mission
The Every Child Outdoors Foundation reduces financial barriers to outdoor education.

Our Vision
The Every Child Outdoors Foundation sees a world where every child has access to nature and feels inspired to become a life-long steward of our environment.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Call for Information
Public Transportation: Not Applicable
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: None
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Funding Source: Donations
Officials/Contact Persons
Contact Persons: Hannah Smith
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Educational Programs
Field Trips/Excursions
Outdoor Environmental Education
Private Nonprofits
This agency was last updated on May 28, 2019.