Foundation / Corporation
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)
Grants of up to $5,000 to Tennessee nonprofit organizations for the conservation and enhancement of recreational hiking trails. Funding may be requested for physical projects, start-up funding for major projects, major one-time needs, capacity building projects, monitoring projects, education and outreach, and Appalachian Trail community partnerships.
This unique grant program helps ATC fulfill its mission for the portions of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) located within the state of Tennessee. ATC’s mission is multi-faceted and broad in scope: to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail, ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.
All grant projects must relate to the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee. Examples of types of projects that would be considered include:
1) Physical projects
-Shelter or privy construction, relocation or repair work
-Materials for appropriate signs
-Major tool purchases, to be made in TN
-Trailway bridge construction
2) Start-up funds for major public-service projects
-Initial development of Trail, community, or club brochure
-Development of materials for new educational programs (i.e., slide shows, written materials, specialized training) incorporating the Trail’s resources
-Costs of contract staff on a short-term basis to assist Trail or club programs
-Training for Trail work, publications, club organizations, volunteer motivation and development, etc.
3) Major one-time financial needs
-Assistance to complete construction of major Trailway relocations including capital improvements (e.g., bridges, parking areas)
-Assistance in developing a fund-raising or membership drive for the Trail
-Repair or replacement of damaged Trail or Trail-related facilities due to unanticipated event(s)
4) Projects to enhance long-term A.T. management abilities
-Development of view shed and/or watershed conservation plans and projects (especially involving local communities, see #7)
5) Natural heritage and environmental monitoring projects
-Monitoring tools for volunteers
-Invasive plant, wildlife, water or air quality monitoring, workshops or mitigation
-Rare species protection
6) Education and outreach
-School service-learning initiatives
-Workshops and educational lectures
-Outreach initiatives to diversify Trail stewardship
-Trail-related safety or emergency preparedness initiatives
7) A.T. Community partnerships
-Joint planning efforts
-Development of physical facility for public information/education center for the Trail
GrantWatch ID#: 176571
Up to $5,000
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions, call (828) 254-3708 or email the address above.
799 Washington Street
PO Box 807
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-0807