The Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF) grant program provides funding to grassroots organizations in destinations where tourism has a positive benefit on the community, culture and landscape. This allows local communities who have an intimate knowledge of destination needs to be the most efficient and effective with the funds awarded. Nominations are currently being accepted for projects until 15 May.
The ATCF relies on our member companies, to nominate projects that protect our international resources. We gladly accept nominations of organizations with relationships of any kind to our member companies, however, only ATCF members may nominate a project. Member companies may nominate a maximum of two projects that directly address our project funding criteria. If you don't know any ATCF members, but would like to have your project potentially nominated by one, complete this form
Each organization that receives a nomination will be formally invited to submit a grant request of between USD $10,000 to $15,000. The ATCF Board of Directors may consider grant requests exceeding this amount on a case-by-case basis. Groups interested in applying for more than $15,000 (not more than $20,000) must first get approval from ATCF’s Executive Director.
All project applications submitted to the ATCF are evaluated by the staff, Board of Directors and technical advisors, with a final shortlist of the most viable project being selected for voting by ATCF members. For more information on how our Board of Directors engages with the ATCF grant program, check out our BOD Conflict of Interest policy.
Please help us find great organizations worthy of our support! Submit nominations by 15 May 2023. Grant nominations and voting are open to ATCF members only. Become a member today! We will consider projects nominated after this date, but the final deadline for all grant applications will remain the same.
Looking for inspiration? Read about previous grant winners here.
About the ATCF:
Founded by businesses in the adventure travel and outdoor industries, the ATCF is dedicated to protecting threatened communities, cultures, and wild places to preserve their cultural and recreational integrity. ATCF members are adventure travel and outdoor industry leaders who have come together and step forward to advocate and support projects that allow sustainable adventure tourism to grow into the future