Foundation / Corporation
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
12/15/18 Postmarked for mailed applications
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, land conservation groups, and public riding areas to promote safe and responsible usage of off-highway vehicles. Eligible programs include those that educate the public on the proper use of land for outdoor recreation and practices that protect access to public lands.
The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is the industry leader in guaranteeing responsible access to our nation’s land for outdoor enthusiasts. Through this program, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreation trails, maintained and rehabilitated riding and hunting areas, improved staging areas, supplied agricultural organizations with essential OHV safety education, built bridges over fish-bearing streams, and partnered with local outdoor enthusiast communities across the country to improve access to public lands.
The following are examples of appropriate projects for a Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative grant:
- Trail development, restoration and/or maintenance (i.e. purchasing materials, hiring contractors, renting equipment, purchasing tools, and safety gear)
- Trail signage (i.e., purchasing signs, equipment, installation tools, etc.)
- Stage area renovation or facilities (i.e., renting equipment, purchasing materials, hiring contractors, etc.)
- Protecting environmentally sensitive areas from illegal or inadvertent OHV use (fencing, bridges, hardscape, etc.)
- Adopt-a-Trail (renting equipment, purchasing tools and safety gear, volunteer coordination, etc.)
- Trail mapping or Map production (GPS equipment purchase, production, and printing, etc.)
- National, State, Regional Lobbying efforts (hiring lobbyists, funding research/reports for trail access/generation)
- Safety and Education (educational materials, signage, safety gear, events, etc.)
- Wildlife and habitat maintenance and management
- Land management projects that increase the diversity of use of agricultural land
- Establishing, increasing and/or maintaining access to land for outdoor recreation (including but not exclusively limited to motorized recreation).
While all completed applications will be considered, a lower priority is placed upon funding the following activities and requests:
- Staff salaries
- Heavy equipment such as bulldozers, trail groomers, etc
- Facilities without a direct impact on OHV access.
Priority for funding will be given to those partnerships codified by a volunteer service contract or Memorandum of Understanding.
GrantWatch ID#: 177556
Amounts awarded will vary depending upon the quality of application, project benefit to the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) riding, Hunting, and/or Agricultural community, need and competition for funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Completed paper applications should be mailed to:
Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Yamaha Motor Corp, USA
1270 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
or emailed to: OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com
Phone: 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724)
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