Let us help fund your adventure
Are you looking to check the next adventure off your bucket list?
Do you keep coming back to the same crazy idea that seems just out of reach?
We’re here to help!
The Bob Swanson Memorial Grant is dedicated to helping adventurers, explorers, and go-getters tackle their next big endeavor. To honor the memory of Bob Swanson, an icon in the outdoor industry and tent design, the grant committee seeks to help those who seem to best embody Bob’s spirit, love of life, and adventure.
The grant awards funds of varying amounts depending on the prospective project needs and its budget. Grants generally falls between the $500 to $1,000 dollar range and are awarded once a year. Applications open in the fall for adventures occuring the following year.
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A Bob Swanson Grant Winner Story
Madison Williams, the 2022 Bob Swanson Grant Winner, headed out on a solo trip taking her over 1,600 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to York Factory, Manitoba in Canada up on the Hudson Bay by kayak. Partnering with the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality to take water samples, she shares some of the challenges she faced on her journey.