Tread Lightly! recognizes that one of the best ways to promote responsible outdoor recreation is to support enthusiasts in the stewardship of their favorite trails. With the help of licensing agreements from one of Tread Lightly!’s top partners, the BFGoodrich® Tires Outstanding Trails grants are designed to help individuals and groups organize clean-ups, trail maintenance work days and other small stewardship projects. The average grant is under $500. Those funds can be used for everything from feeding volunteers to purchasing equipment, trash bags, and tools.
The average grant given is under $500.00.
All grant recipients awarded amounts above $600 will be issued a 1099 for tax purposes, and may affect tax filing.
Grant applications and supporting material are due by 5:00 PM Mountain time on the date noted as the deadline for that cycle. We have the following deadlines: June 15 and September 30.
Stewardship can take on many forms. With that in mind, we have a fairly broad scope as to what are acceptable expenses. The list below are items that we can cover as part of the award grant. If you have a unique cost, or something that is not listed below, please contact us directly by emailing Lowell@treadlightly.org.
TREAD LIGHTLY! WILL NOT REIMBURSE: Alcoholic beverages, Travel expenses, Labor or associated costs, Event insurance, Membership or fees for other organizations.
Applicants must submit:
Projects can start any time after the grant has been awarded and must be completed and final reports submitted within 6 months of the award notification.
Tread Lightly! will provide 50% of the grant award up front. The final payment will be issued upon receipt of a complete project report and other requested documentation.