April 15, 2023
Trail Trust announces Q1 2023 grant recipients
Fox Factory awarded 27 nonprofits a total of $295,000 in Q1 to support trail building and maintenance, responsible recreation, and expanded access to outdoor adventure. Grant recipients are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Germany.
"We received so many incredible applications and continue to be inspired by the work being done to promote sustainable adventure by nonprofits across the globe," shared Amanda Scott, Sustainability and Social Impact Senior Manager at Fox Factory. "Over half of the grants from Q1 are supporting programs to introduce people from underrepresented communities to cycling and powered vehicle recreation. We're aiming to provide opportunities for over 100,000 underrepresented adventurers by 2030, and we're excited to be well on our way."
The Q1 2023 Trail Trust grant recipients are:
- Adventure for All: Travel and host biking workshops for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental exceptionalities
- Arizona Cycling Association: Expand Pedal Girl, Pedal! program and reduce barriers for girls across the state of Arizona to participate
- Arizona Trail Association: Support Gear Girls and GRO girl GRO all-girls mountain bike programs
- Bahati Foundation: Provide access to the sport of cycling for inner-city and underrepresented youth in L.A.
- Bike Utah: Create Utah Rider Support Fund to address cycling-related needs amongst underrepresented groups
- Brookfield Institute: Improve the well-being and quality of life of veterans by offering outdoor recreation programs
- Camp Grier: Purchase tools and equipment for G5 Trail Collective's Pro Trail Crew
- Ecology Action of Santa Cruz: Use education and events to increase access to cycling among under-served communities
- Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League: Cultivate next generation of female mountain bikers through the Girls Ride Program
- Groveland Trail Heads: Build next segment of trail and trailhead safety improvements at the Ferretti Non-Motorized Trail System
- Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association: Develop new adaptive trail building and racing guidelines, host demo days, and train aMTB instructors
- Little Bellas: Create opportunities for girls across the country to experience mountain biking
- Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association: Offer opportunities for all kids to learn outdoor stewardship, mountain biking and team building
- Mountainbike Oberberg E.V.: Build mountain biking infrastructure in the region of the Oberbergischen Kreis
- Navajo YES: Promote biking and community wellness on the Navajo Nation
- New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance: Conduct trail maintenance at Red River trail network
- Prima Tappa Athletic Club: Construct flow trail behind the Boys & Girls Club in Gainesville, GA
- Procuenca Mexico: Expand San Lucas Bike Park Trail system with new flow trail
- Rubicon Trail Foundation: Support on-trail education and provide bio-responsible oil eating bacteria kits
- SORBA Chattanooga: Rework trail head of High Voltage at Raccoon Mountain to improve its sustainability
- Southern Nevada Off-Road Recovery: Host recovery gear and safety education courses and provide rescue services to the public
- Tennessee River Gorge Trust: Build trail system in the Tennessee River Gorge for cyclists of all levels, including adaptive riders
- Tread Lightly!: Address pressing recreational issues through educational poster program and host stewardship events
- Triangle Bikeworks: Support cycling programs that serve youth who are Black, Latine, Asian, Indigenous and People of Color
- Tri-Cities Off Road Cycling Association: Revitalize two classic descent trails on Eagle Mountain
- Vamos Outdoors: Provide mountain biking experiences for Latine, Migrant, Multilingual, and Newcomer youth
- Whistler Off Road Cycling Association: Build WORCA's first trail that is rated for adaptive mountain bikes
For a full listing of past Trail Trust grant recipients, click here.
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