OAS is stoked to support athletes and their families enjoy the benefits of outdoor recreation through the Spread the Stoke Grant program. Grants are awarded for individuals with a cognitive, physical, or behavioral disability to put towards their outdoor recreation needs. There are two tiers of grants that will be awarded in two seasonal cycles. 

Grant Award Amounts

  • $2500 Grant (1 award)
    • Fall: Open October 1st, 2020, due by November 1st, 2020
    • Spring: Open May 1st, 2021, due by June 1st, 2021
    • Bi-annual award 
    • Applications reviewed by a committee of 5-9 members representing OAS regional stakeholders
  • Under $500 Grants (multiple awards)
    • Fall: Open October 1st, 2020
    • Spring: Open May 1st, 2020
    • Award on a rolling and first come first serve basis
    • Application Closes when allocated funds are awarded

Grant Use

  • Grants can be used towards any sport-related item (ie. parking pass, sports equipment – adaptive or non-adaptive, service, lesson fees, lift tickets/lift passes, )

Eligibility

Grants are for Oregon residents with a diagnosed disability and self-designated financial need.

Items required to be submitted for eligibility:

  • Completed application (including a description of need and impact of this grant)
  • Oregon Resident (submit proof of residency through state-issued identification, utility bill, lease/rental agreement, etc…)
  • Self-designated financial need (Paragraph-statement of need) Why do you need this and how will it improve your life? 
  • Doctors referral of physical, cognitive or behavioral disability 

Award Requirements 

Grant winners are required to complete the following items as part of their grant agreement.

  • $2500 Grant
    • Photo participating in grant award activity 
    • Photo with Spread the Stoke Flag
    • Written and video Testimonial / Summary of Impact
    • Interview/possible appearance with a future fundraising campaign
    • Paid directly to vendor, no receipts needed
  • Under $500 Grants (multiple awards)
    • Photo with Spread the Stoke Flag
    • Photo participating in grant award activity 
    • Written and video Testimonial
    • Summary of Impact
    • Receipt or invoice for request

Please email us if you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the grant program.

Application

Open October 1st.

Apply for the Grant!