Meet Our Partners & Supporters

Meet Our Partners

Though UrbanTrekkers lies under the larger UrbanPromise umbrella, our experiential and expeditionary programming would not be possible without the following partner organizations:

Appalachian Mountain Club - Youth Opportunities Program

The mission of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Youth Opportunities Program is to make the outdoors accessible and meaningful to urban and at-risk youth. The Club operates as a resource center for youth agencies throughout the Northeast, teaching youth workers the skills they need to independently take their youth outdoors.

American Littoral Society

The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same.

Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum

The Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum, located at 1912 Broadway in Camden, New Jersey, is a new, family oriented, interactive, cultural, and educational facility that is being developed in a beautiful, historic (1881) church that was built using ballast stones brought from around the world in the holds of sailing ships. Situated in the historic district of Waterfront South in Camden, the aim of the Museum is to present a variety of programs and exhibitions related to local and regional maritime history and host a variety of recreational boating programs for children and their families.

The mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation is to preserve  New Jersey’s land and natural resources for the benefit of all.


Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people to caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service, and adventure-based education.


Meet Our Supporters

As part of a nonprofit organization, UrbanTrekkers relies on grants and related awards to help fund our activities. We are grateful to the following foundations that have committed to supporting our programs and operations:

The William Penn Foundation 

To foster deeper engagement with the Delaware River watershed, the Foundation is focused on developing and inspiring an active regional constituency for watershed protection.  Through programming and creative use of technology, arts and communications, an overarching goal of this work is to convey the fundamental importance of clean water by increasing public access to and enjoyment of these waterways.

The Horner Foundation

The Horner Foundation supports small- to mid-sized organizations in the communities where it operates to provide at-risk youth aged 12-18 with experiential learning opportunities.

The Wallace Research Foundation

The Wallace Research Foundation is a national philanthropy that seeks to improve education and enrichment for disadvantaged children. The foundation has a unique approach: funding projects to test innovative ideas for solving important social problems; conducting research to find out what works and what doesn’t and then filling key knowledge gaps; and communicating the results to help others.

The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust

The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust is a private foundation established by William Wikoff Smith. The Trust is specifically focused on areas involving basic needs for food, clothing and shelter; supplementing higher education scholarship programs; supporting maritime education/maritime heritage preservation; and basic medical research primarily in Heart Disease, Cancer and AIDS.