Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program: Grant Application Form
Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program: Create, Maintain, Protect
The Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program was first announced at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Since then, it has awarded grants to a number of non-profit off-road organizations, including the Blue Ribbon Coalition; the Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO); the Colorado Association of 4WD Clubs; Friends of Uwharrie; New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance; the Off-Road Business Association; Stay the Trail, and even Del Albright’s Volunteer Leader & Land Stewardship (VLLS) Course, among others.
The Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program was created to support the 4WD community by protecting public trail access. Donating grants of $5,000 per organization, the grants – which come as part of a larger philanthropic effort from Rugged Ridge’s parent company Omix-ADA – were designated for use toward education, stewardship, litigation, or any other activity advocating the conservation of public land and access to recreational trails.Ultimately, our goal is to support the people and organizations working to protect access to public land and recreational trails across the country – improving education about the off-road hobby and matters of conservation – so our open spaces remain that way for generations of off-roaders to enjoy for years to come.
Criteria for the Rugged Ridge Trail Access Grants
- The grant funds need to be spent or returned within one calendar year from the award date.
- Grant funds must be used on recreational dirt trails on public land that are designated for full-size 4WD vehicle use.
- The grant applicant must be a US 501(C) non-profit organization or Canadian non-profit organization. Please include a copy of the IRS document recognizing your organization 501(C) status.
- Only 1 grant will be awarded to any given organization per year. The maximum grant will be US$5,000 per organization.
The recipients of a Rugged Ridge Trail Access grant will be asked to issue a receipt for the grant. We may ask for photos of the project, press releases, etc. as appropriate. We may ask that a Rugged Ridge banner or other materials be displayed during a project, if applicable.
Grants Awarded To Date:
POCATELLO, ID (November 19, 2013) -- Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge, a world-wide aftermarket manufacturer of Jeep parts has awarded a generous grant of $5000 to the BlueRibbon Coalition in support of responsible off-road related public land management practices and programs. The Rugged Ridge Trail Access Grant Program will help support the BRC mission to protect trail access on public lands nationwide.
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