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Awards and Grants

The Colorado Mountain Club administers several grantmaking funds and annual awards, including two additions in 2016 honoring the Colorado Young Climber of the Year and the Colorado Aspiring Mountaineering of the Year. Do you know an outstanding climber, volunteer or community leader? Seeking funding for a special educational or safety-oriented project? Below are details about grant and award opportunities through the CMC, including deadlines and applications.

 

Awards

Colorado Young Climber of the Year - Presented By Adidas

Awarded to both a male and a female resident of Colorado, 18 years or younger, a CMC member or non-member, who has demonstrated exceptional skill and character in the fields of indoor or outdoor rock climbing, or ice climbing, and has outstanding promise for future accomplishment. In their climbing achievements the award winner must have represented a high degree of character and served as a model for other young climbers. Application Deadline: September 30, 2017.

Learn more about the Colorado Young Climber Award >>

 

Colorado Aspiring Mountaineer of the Year - Presented By CAMP USA

Awarded to both a male and a female resident of Colorado between the ages of 18-25, a CMC member or non-member, who in their significant mountaineering accomplishments has demonstrated a high level of technical ability, safety, and perseverance climbing in Colorado or around the world. In addition to demonstrating a high level of skill and outstanding promise for future accomplishment, the awardees should show an efficient use of resources, respect for people, climbing partners, and the environment serving as a model for other aspiring young mountaineers. Application Deadline: September 30, 2017.

Learn more about the Colorado Aspiring Mountaineer Award >>

 

Blaurock “Silver Piton” Volunteer of the Year Award

Awarded to a CMC member who serves as a positive and inspirational example of volunteerism, investing a substantial amount of volunteer effort in Colorado Mountain Club activities which result cumulatively in a significant improvement to the Club. Application Deadline: September 30, 2017.

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Ellingwood “Golden Ice Axe” Mountaineering Achievement Award

Awarded to a CMC member who best reflects the Colorado Mountain Club’s climbing ethics, demonstrates and teaches strong climbing skills, exemplifies leadership in positive manner and pushes the boundaries of climbing accomplishments in Colorado and around the world. Application Deadline: September 30, 2017.

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Gudy Gaskill Award

Awarded annually to a female CMC member who serves as a positive and inspirational example of volunteerism, investing a substantial amount of volunteer effort in Colorado Mountain Club activities which result cumulatively in a significant improvement to the Club. Application Deadline: September 30, 2017.

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Grants

Steve Gladbach Education Fund

The Steve Gladbach Education Fund provides support for mountain safety education through small grants. CMC members representing CMC School or Group Committees and CMC program staff may apply for funding for educational purposes that meet the emphasis of the fund on mountain safety education. Deadline for Requests: Closed

Learn more about the Fund's grant guidelines and download the application here >>

 

Eckart Roder Education Fund

The Eckart Roder Education Fund provides support for the educational programs of the Colorado Mountain Club through small grants. CMC members representing CMC School or Group Committees and CMC program staff may apply for funding for educational purposes that meet one or more of the following emphases of the fund: mountain safety, responsibility and/or courtesy. Deadline for Requests: Closed

Learn more about the Fund's grant guidelines and download the application here >>