Live your Dream Grant

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Live Your Dream Grant Free money to climb?? What?! Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Live Your Dream Grant!

Get yours in before the application period closes on March 1st, 2015! Dream a dream, show initiative, fill it the application, follow the instructions, email to the appropriate place, and you’re done.


The American Alpine Club’s “Live Your Dream” Grant is a program that supports climbers in realizing their climbing ambitions and dreams. The AAC wants to sponsor climbers of all ages and experience levels, as well as a range of climbing disciplines including, but definitely not limited to, trad climbing, mountaineering, sport climbing, bouldering, ice climbing, ski mountaineering, gym climbing and any and all other worthy pursuits!

The emphasis of the grant is on projects that have significant positive impact on grantees’ progressions as climbers and/or the development of their skills. Show them how your project will take you to the next level or get you ready for it. The purpose of the “Live Your Dream” Grant is to encourage climbers to pursue their dreams and to fund those individuals (or individuals that are part of small teams) to make it happen.

This is for real. Think of your dream climbing trip…. the AAC and Touchstone want to help you get there!

The Western Region Live Your Dream Grant is supported in part through a partnership with Touchstone Climbing and Fitness. We are so happy to be a part of this project and can’t wait to see where is takes the recipients! Our contribution, coupled with local fundraising means that the AAC has a TON of money to give away this year. Award amounts will vary independently depending on scope of project, but will likely fall in the $500 to $1000 range – unless your project is super, super cool and you need more.


These grants are developed and administered locally with community support. Grant awards must be used within one calendar year of date of award. To qualify for the Western Region Grant, the applicant must be a resident of California, Nevada, Arizona, or Hawaii.

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