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Jackson Kayak Foundation


After 20 successful years, Jackson Kayak is proud to announce its new non-profit wing: the Jackson Kayak Foundation. Founded on the principles of Holistic Conservation, The JK Foundation specializes in transformative, locally based initiatives so that humanity may better the world collectively.

Founded as a Tennessee non-profit, The JK Foundation believes that lasting change comes from empowering people to positively affect their environment. We believe in keeping it local, informed, and adaptable.

 "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

Regional Initiatives

 tn-clean-2.jpgTennessee Clean 

Working toward eradicating litter pollution in Tennessee, promoting cleaner landscapes for the economy, agriculture & nature.



Tennessee Wildlife Federation 

Advocates, hunters, anglers, and boots-on-the-ground conservationists who work to ensure everyone has access to the outdoors.



TennGreen Land Conservancy

Empowering landowners and communities to protect large, connected natural areas that support diversity of life, inspire appreciation of nature, and spark action to protect the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the land that sustains us all.


Chicago Adventure Therapy

Working with Chicago children, youth, and young adults to have a lasting positive impact on their communities and become healthy adults by teaching effective social skills and strong leadership skills, increasing participants’ sense of possibility, and fostering a sense of empowerment and personal responsibility.

National | International Initiatives


American Whitewater

As a national river conservation nonprofit, AW's mission is to protect and restore America’s whitewater rivers and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.

how1.jpgHeroes On The Water

Building healing communities with free outdoor programs for US active-duty military, veterans, law enforcement officers, first responders and their families.


 rios2riv.jpgPaddle Tribal Waters | Rios to Rivers

Ríos to Rivers is a group of committed river-runners with roots in the rivers systems in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru & the United States. Their passion is to facilitate place-based educational experiences that empower the next generation of river stewards.


Soft Power Health

The Soft Power Health mission is to provide affordable, quality primary healthcare, health education, and prevention to the people of Uganda. The vision is to create a model of comprehensive, sustainable healthcare through education, prevention and treatment where everyone has access to quality care and prevention.