​“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”  
​– Mother Teresa

Audacious Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 
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We also support LOUD, an after-school music and film education program for low-income middle-school students. Learn more at LoudProgram.org

The Foundation Funds Active, Experiential, Non-Academic Programs in Low-Income Schools, Supporting Nature-Based Learning, Healthy Habits, and Essential Life Skills:

  • Swimming​ - improves a child's confidence, independence, fitness, and safety
  • Bicycling - a young rider's practice of balance builds neural connections during a critical period of brain development
  • Financial Literacy - seldom taught in school, the understanding of money is an essential life skill
  • School Gardens/Edible Forests - understanding where food comes from improves health and appreciation of nature
  • Hydration - fountains and free canteens provide easy access to cool, clean water on campus, preventing the learning-inhibiting effects of dehydration
  • Orthodontia - a confident smile allows students to overcome self-consciousness in social situations
  • Camp Experiences - Catalina Island Marine Institute and Astro Camp provide hands-on science education in outdoor environments
  • ARF! Reading - this innovative program helps kids improve their skills by reading to trained therapy dogs
  • Ropes Courses - ​starting the school year with a challenge course builds strong connections between students and teacher 
  • Nature Based Education - ​Wilderness Youth Project and Nature Track provide a nature-based, hands-on mentoring program
  • Learning Environments - the foundation also supports a number of initiatives devoted to teacher fitness, student scholarships, exposure to the arts, classroom ergonomics, and intergenerational engagement with seniors in the community.