The Trail Fund is a joint initiative of the Trails Move People Coalition, led by American Trails.
The Trail Fund is a joint initiative of the Trails Move People Coalition, led by American Trails, to assist the trails community with funding to support maintenance, research, and stewardship training needs.
This project will keep trails, open for use (year-round) in and around the community of Cannonball and along the historic Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.
Stewardship training for the Friends of Panthertown Stew Crew as trail stewards and ambassadors in Panthertown Valley in the Nantahala National Forest.
Bay Area Ridge Trail will partner with their local parks and land managers to host a myriad of volunteer trail work parties to build, maintain, and restore trail.
The 2022 National Trails Workshop will provide training to 200 to 300 current and novice trail stewards, building a stewardship network throughout the country.
A new bridge will be built that will connect two trails on the west bank of the Milwaukee River to the Westabrook Trail in the Milwaukee River Greenway in Glendale, Wisconsin.
This project will involve the organization of 150+ volunteers to do trail work on 138 miles of the Pinhoti Trail, 50+ miles of trails within the Sipsey Wilderness area, and 20+ miles of trails within the Cheaha Wilderness area.
This national research will apply the Recreation Specialization construct to mountain bike trail users for the first time to fill a gap in the national literature and to help managers match diverse participants with the appropriate trails.
American Trails, in partnership with the Trails Move People coalition, has created an emerging grant program known as “The Trail Fund” that is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing America’s trails through maintenance, research, and stewardship training projects.
The deadline has passed for 2022 funding. It is our intention for interested individuals/organizations to be able to apply for funding every year. The amount of funding available and number of grants we can offer will vary year by year based on sponsorship support. We are continuing to accept sponsorships and donors for this program.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 530-605-4395.
Watch the Webinar!
Watch the recording of our March 31 webinar to learn more about this funding opportunity (and two other trail stewardship funding opportunities via our sister fund, National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance).