Grants-to-Clubs Program

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T3 Grants-to-Clubs Program
Teens To Trails provides small grants to high school Outing Clubs that get teens active outdoors and reconnect them with nature.

High school Outing Clubs are an effective way to engage teens in their natural world with the potential to make fun safe outdoor experiences accessible to every Maine student. Outing Clubs need our help more than ever! Established in 2008, our Grants-to-Clubs Program exists to help start new high school Outing Clubs and assist established Clubs in strengthening their programs & improving their sustainability. We know from experience that Outing Club experiences change lives – teens have told us so. All funds donated to our T3 Grants-to-Clubs Program have gone directly into support for high school Outing Clubs to engage teens in outdoor pursuits, positively impacting hundreds of Maine teenagers. These are small grants of around $500. We hope to send out a call for grant requests each school year using funds we have been able to raise. Possible uses for these grants include...

  • new gear or equipment rentals
  • transportation for outings
  • safety and skills training  
  • fees for hiring Registered Maine Guides
  • recreational / public use fees
  • other costs that will ensure Outing Club activities are available to ALL students, especially those with financial need

Thanks for applying for the 2016-2017 Grants-to-Clubs Program.

Please check back in October 2017 to apply for a grant for your Outing Club!

*Please read the GUIDELINES & APPLICATION PROCESS INFORMATION before beginning your application.*


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Teens To Trails grants have been made possible over the years through the generous support of L.L.Bean, The Horizon Foundation, Quimby Family Foundation, Old Bug Light Foundation, The Davis Conservation Foundation, The North Face Explore Fund, Bangor Savings Bank, Norway Savings Bank, Northeast Bank, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and other personal donations.  Thank you!

*** If, for any reason, grant funds remain unspent at the time of your Final Report and there are no specific plans to use them this school year for the purpose requested in your grant application, please return the funds to Teens To Trails where they will be held for your Outing Club Program for one additional funding cycle with the hopes that the school will take steps to get the Outing Club active again. If your needs have changed, feel free to simply outline a new request in a new Grants-to-Clubs application next fall***

Meet our Grant Recipients
View photos of these Outing Clubs on Flickr!