In 2018, there were 158 recipients of the Live Your Dream Grant, which is sponsored by the American Alpine Club and largely underwritten by The North Face, along with several other organizations and individuals.
While the total grant payout was $72,150, no individual received more than $1,000. And among those awardees, there’s not a single household name (even among climbing and mountaineering households).
These facts are important because the very heart of the Live Your Dream grant is that everyone’s dream matters. There’s no judgment around skill, audacity, or location. While some applicants look for first ascents in the Andes, others are eyeing their first ascent at the local rock gym.
The Live Your Dream grant rewards everyday adventurers who are looking toward their next goal, wherever and whatever it may be. With regional AAC chapters responsible for selecting winners, everyone has a fair shot.
Applications open on February 1, 2019, and close March 31, 2019.