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.


View the 2022 Winning Projects

What is The Trail Fund?

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).

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Featured Projects (coming soon...)

Project One

Project Two

Project 3

Project 4

The Trail Fund Collaborators

The Trail Fund Leadership

The Trail Fund Community Supporters


Alan Freisleben

Albert Arline Jr.

Andrea Morey

Angela Allen

Angela York

Ayanthi Gunawardana

Ben Grossman

Bill Ehlenbeck

Bob Richards

Brendan Quirk

Brian Kent

Chauncy Young

Crystal Hanson Dajnowski

Dahlia Reano

Deborah Caffin

Derek Buckridge

Donald Melone

Eileen Nivera

Elizabeth Bickmore

Elizabeth Mortenson Winlock

Elizabeth Truscott

Ernest Rodriguez

Gavin Hoban

Gloria Hensley

Grace Swan-Streepy

Heather Watson

Holly Beaumier

In Honor of Catalyst Sports

In Honor of Edward Hoke

In Honor of Phil Vincent

In Honor of the Seltzer Family Foundation

Jacqualyne Cody

Jaime Wetsch

James Beck

James Lucas

James Montgomery

Jason Kimenker

Jeni Jenkins

Jenny Rigby

Jim Schmid

Joan Schumaker

John Case

Jon Lane

Jon Williams

Julie Meyer

Keith Jensen

Kelly Soemantoro

Kimberly Biedermann

Kimberly Shafer

Lake Gaston Outfitters

LaTonia Valentine

Lauren Lien

Leah Deasy

Lesley Orr

Lindsay Slautterback

Lynn Berggren

Machelle Jones

Marie Montano

Mark Allen

Martin Overholt

Matthew Johnson

Maureen Sevigny

Maximilian Eisenburger

Meade Anderson

Michael Kahn

Mick Phillips

Nevada All-State Trail Riders Inc.

Nicole Jensen

Odette Tan

Olivia Braun

Paul Tucci

Raymond Smith

Richard Hartman

Richard Viola

Robert Duke

Robert Ferri

Robert H. Schlinker

Robert White

Scott Bartlebaugh

Shawna Anderson

The Corps Network

Theodore Jack

Tracy McFadin

Ty Houck

Wendy Hodgin


Thank you to our anonymous donors as well!