Foundation / Corporation
American Alpine Club (AAC)
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, land managers and agencies, local climbing organizations, and individuals to protect and restore mountain climbing areas. Funding is intended to help create healthy climbing landscapes, empower local climbing communities, and promote respect for climbing locations.
The American Alpine Club looks to local climbing communities to identify areas in need of conservation, restoration, and educational resources for visitors.
- Have measurable, high impact yet achievable goals
- Incorporate best practices for sustainability
- Improve land conservation and/or climber practices
- Demonstrate reduced impact from climber practices
- Demonstrate a plan for long term success
- Engage members of the local climbing community, such as local AAC chapters and local REI stores.
- Have local land manager endorsement
- Have local AAC Section endorsement
- Have a realistic budget
- Utilize matching agency, local funds or Access Fund grant money
Since 2011, this program has awarded grants for projects as varied as building or improving trail networks to climbing areas; establishing new toilet facilities and signage at trailheads; and deploying a variety of community groups for clean-up and graffiti removal at local crags.
GrantWatch ID#: 173943
Grants range from $1,000 to $8,000, depending on the size and scope of project.
Successful applicants have 18 months to complete projects.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application: https://theamericanalpineclub.formstack.com/forms/cornerstone_conservation_19
Applications and questions may be submitted to:
Attn: Cornerstone Conservation Grant
The American Alpine Club
710 10th Street,
Golden, CO 80401
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