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Yamaha awards $400k in grants to organizations that promote outdoor recreation

Chris Teague

Chris Teague

Organizations that promote the outdoors, like Tonto Recreation Alliance from Arizona, were awarded grants by Yamaha as part of a year-long initiative to support organizations that promote outdoor recreation.

Yamaha makes corporate giving commitment mirrors the priorities of their customers. The money spent supports organizations that promote outdoor recreation and inclusive activity.

To date, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) has contributed over $4 million in aid to more than 360 projects across the nation. In 2019, $400,000 in grants was awarded.

“Everyone who enjoys the outdoors can play a role in protecting, improving, and even expanding access to public lands,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s Motorsports marketing manager. “The Outdoor Access Initiative has achieved some milestones around helping key stakeholders – those who actually do the work on the ground – secure the funding they require. It’s those making a difference in the field who we should be celebrating while we encourage all to contribute to the sustainability and responsible use of public spaces. Yamaha is proud and primed to continue to support land stewardship efforts in 2020 and beyond to benefit outdoors recreation.”

Recent recipients received Yamaha OAI grants for trail maintenance, safety signage, land stewardship programs, and efforts aiding in protecting access to motorized recreation areas. The Q4 2019 beneficiaries include:

  • Crested Butte Avalanche Center – Crested Butte, Colorado
  • Desert Group Search & Rescue Volunteers – Boron, California
  • Patriots All Terrain Club – Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship – Quincy, California
  • St. Germain ATV Club – St. Germain, Wisconsin
  • Tonto Recreation Alliance – Tempe, Arizona
  • Texas Trails Education and Motorized Management – College Park, Texas
  • Western Trails Conservancy – Henderson, Nevada

The company is currently accepting applications for 2020 grants. To see the 2020 Yamaha OAI application schedule, submission guidelines, and application forms visit YamahaOAI.com.

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