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At alder we believe that outdoor recreation = happiness and are thrilled to launch the alder fund to further our goal of enabling people from all walks of life and abilities to get outside and have fun. Our goal is to give back and support the growth of organizations and communities that share our values of making the outdoor industry safe, welcoming and accessible to everyone.The alder fund is closed for 2022. Please check back early 2023 for our next round!



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At alder we believe that outdoor recreation = happiness and are thrilled to launch the alder fund to further our goal of enabling people from all walks of life and abilities to get outside and have fun. Our goal is to give back and support the growth of organizations and communities that share our values of making the outdoor industry safe, welcoming and accessible to everyone.The alder fund is closed for 2022. Please check back early 2023 for our next round!



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Eligibility and funding

We’re thrilled to launch the alder fund and receive applications from our community that share our mission of increasing participation in the outdoors. Before applying, organizations must meet these initial criteria:Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status (US-based) or be a registered charity (Canada) or be in a formal relationship with a qualified fiscal sponsor.Be based and operate in the U.S. or Canada.Agree to submit a final grant report.Have an outdoor focused mission/program structure. Meaning 50-75% of all programming must be allocated to outdoor activity, conservation, stewardship, exposure, education or other adjacent categories. *note that if you don’t meet this criteria but feel strongly that you would be a good fit - please apply.Please note that If you do not meet these criteria, you will not be able to apply.A total of up to $50,000 is available for funding through the alder fund. Applicants may apply for up to $15,000 in grant funding per project and a minimum of $5,000. Whether grants are awarded and the amounts of any such awarded grants are within the sole discretion of the alder fund.

Eligibility and funding

We’re thrilled to launch the alder fund and receive applications from our community that share our mission of increasing participation in the outdoors. Before applying, organizations must meet these initial criteria:Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status (US-based) or be a registered charity (Canada) or be in a formal relationship with a qualified fiscal sponsor.Be based and operate in the U.S. or Canada.Agree to submit a final grant report.Have an outdoor focused mission/program structure. Meaning 50-75% of all programming must be allocated to outdoor activity, conservation, stewardship, exposure, education or other adjacent categories. *note that if you don’t meet this criteria but feel strongly that you would be a good fit - please apply.Please note that If you do not meet these criteria, you will not be able to apply.A total of up to $50,000 is available for funding through the alder fund. Applicants may apply for up to $15,000 in grant funding per project and a minimum of $5,000. Whether grants are awarded and the amounts of any such awarded grants are within the sole discretion of the alder fund.
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Program streams

The alder fund grants are offered in four main streams. Please complete the application in association with the stream that most aligns with your project





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Program streams

The alder fund grants are offered in four main streams. Please complete the application in association with the stream that most aligns with your project





sponsorship

You will be able to request alder gear as part of your application. Please note you will be asked what the gear will be used for and should make sense in the context of your application.
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Sponsorship

You will be able to request alder gear as part of your application. Please note you will be asked what the gear will be used for and should make sense in the context of your application.
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Applicants have until December 31st 2022 to use funds.Applications are now closed for 2022. Please check in early 2023.

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Applicants have until December 31st 2022 to use funds.Applications are now closed for 2022. Please check in early 2023.
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evaluation

When evaluating proposals, the alder team looks at the following three guidelines:




evaluation

When evaluating proposals, the alder team looks at the following three guidelines:




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FAQ

What is NOT Funded:




For any other questions, please reach out to thealderfund@alderapparel.com.

FAQ

What is NOT Funded:




For any other questions, please reach out to thealderfund@alderapparel.com.