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Cornerstone Conservation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Individuals
to Conserve and Restore Mountain Climbing Locations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Alpine Club (AAC)

Deadline Date:

08/15/21 11:59 PM MDT

Description:

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Grants of up 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.

Projects must:

  • 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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173943

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $1,000 to $8,000, depending on the size and scope of project.

Term of Contract:

Successful applicants have 18 months to complete projects.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

AAC has awarded funds to local climbing organizations (LCOs), land managers and agencies, nonprofits, and individuals.

The AAC will not fund projects whose primary goals are land acquisition or fixed anchor replacements.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period is from June 14, 2021 through August 15, 2021. Applications must be submitted via the online application no later than 11:59 p.m. MDT on August 15.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://theamericanalpineclub.submittable.com/submit

Questions may be submitted to:
Grants Manager
grants@americanalpineclub.org

The American Alpine Club
710 10th Street Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401

303-384-0110

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