PROJECTS: 100 TONS OF TRASH REMOVED — 42 PROJECTS COMPLETED — 2,236 VOLUNTEERS

TREAD LIGHTLY!’S SIGNATURE INITIATIVE, RESTORATION FOR RECREATION™ PROTECTS AND MAINTAINS RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES BY REPAIRING ROADS, TRAILS AND BRIDGES, IMPROVING MAPS AND SIGNAGE AND ACCESS POINTS, AND REVITALIZING DILAPIDATED RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

Restoration for Recreation was established circa 1997 to generate voluntary funding from the private sector.  Since then, Tread Lightly! and its partners from both the private and public sectors, along with the sweat of volunteers have been building bridges, improving maps and signage, and restoring damaged areas and degraded trails into enjoyable recreation resources. The environmental economic and social value to the nation is priceless.

Donate now to help protect your access to the great outdoors!

In fact, Restoration for Recreation may be the only program in the country designed to generate funding from the private sector to help underwrite projects that help maintain or build new recreation infrastructure– which is sorely needed because of public agencies’ dwindling budgets and an ever-growing backlog in maintenance of recreation facilities.

Individuals can get involved by volunteering for upcoming projects or donating today.  100% of donations made to Restoration for Recreation will be entirely dedicated to support on-the-ground projects.

Corporations and organizations who are interested in giving to or raising money for this program should contact Casey Snider at casey@treadlightly.org

RESTORATION FOR RECREATION GRANT PROGRAM: QUADRATEC CARES

Tread Lightly! recognizes that one of the best ways to promote responsible outdoor recreation is to support enthusiasts in the stewardship of their favorite areas. With the help of licensing agreements from some of Tread Lightly!’s top partners, the Tread Lightly! grants are designed to help individuals and groups organize clean-ups, trail maintenance work days, and other small stewardship projects. Learn how you can  apply today below!

Quadratec Cares

QUADRATEC CARES: A RESTORATION FOR RECREATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

THANK YOU TO QUADRATEC FOR FUNDING THESE RESTORATION FOR RECREATION STEWARDSHIP AWARDS.
SHOP JEEP PARTS

Tread Lightly! recognizes that one of the best ways to promote responsible outdoor recreation is to support enthusiasts in the stewardship of their favorite areas. With the help of licensing agreements from some of Tread Lightly!’s top partners, the Tread Lightly! 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.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

You must be a Tread Lightly! dues paying member to apply.

HOW MUCH GRANT MONEY CAN AN APPLICANT RECEIVE?

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.

WHAT COSTS ARE ELIGIBLE?

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 will gladly cover as part of the grant. If you have a unique cost, or something that is not listed below, please contact us directly by emailing Evan@treadlightly.org

  • Tools necessary for projects
  • Trash bags and/or dumpster rental
  • Water or other non-alcoholic beverages for volunteers
  • Food for volunteers
  • Fuel used at project location
  • Signage materials
  • Trail building and restoration materials
  • Facility rental

TREAD LIGHTLY! WILL NOT REIMBURSE FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel expenses
  • Labor or associated costs
  • Event insurance
  • Membership or fees for other organizations

WHEN ARE GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE?

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: March 30, June 30, September 30, December 31.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY APPLICATION?

Applicants must submit:

WHERE SHOULD I SEND SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION FOR THIS GRANT?

Your letter of support and additional documentation should be emailed to evan@treadlightly.org or mailed to:

500 N Marketplace Dr., Suite #240
Centerville, UT 84014

WHEN SHOULD MY PROJECT OR EVENT BE COMPLETED?

Projects can start anytime after the grant has been awarded and must be completed and final reports submitted within 6 months of the award notification.

IF I AM AWARDED A GRANT,

when should I expect funding to be released?

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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR CURRENT GRANT CYCLE

Reporting Criteria (After the Project is Completed)

  • Post-Project Description
  • List of all volunteers including contact information.
  • List of media efforts including: outlets (publications, website and/or broadcast stations), estimated number of impressions, date of coverage, copies of print or web based coverage.
  • Digital pictures of event with release for Tread Lightly!’s use. Video coverage is not required but can be used.
  • Financial documentation including copies of all receipts.

GRANT AWARDS


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Tread Lightly! Partners