Mountain Equipment Co-op Grant Programs

MEC's grant programs are designed to help not-for-profit groups and organizations:

  • Conserve our rapidly diminishing wild spaces.
  • Educate Canadians about areas of significant ecological or outdoor recreational value.
  • Inspire Canadians to become active participants in responsible, self-propelled outdoor activity.

MEC offers grants in the following categories:

Land Acquisition:Conserve ecologically and/or recreationally significant resources.
Capacity Building: Strengthen conservation organizations.
Research: Support wilderness conservation and sustainable recreational land use.
Advocacy and Education: Support the protection of ecologically significant cores and corridors.
Access: Inspire participation, facilitate public access, promote responsible use of outdoor areas.
Urban Sustainability: Support local environmental groups in each MEC store community.
Grassroots Product Donations: Enable conservation/access groups to raise funds or reward volunteers.

Application Deadlines are twice a year, on March 10 and September 10. Factors that can contribute positively are a high level of volunteer content and a low proportion of overhead expenses to overall budget.

Contact: Community Involvement Coordinator
Mountain Equipment Co-op
149 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 4A6

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