Eastern Outdoor Reps Association (EORA) through its Outdoor Opportunity Grant Program.
The grant program aims to support local communities in the eastern
regions EORA serves. Grantees are chosen based on attributes such as
number of youth served, lasting impact, and overall organization
“We’re so pleased to have such qualified candidates for this grant
program,” shared Debbie Motz, Executive Director of EORA. “Each
organization is doing important work to support youth in a variety of
EORA’s grant recipients for 2014 include:
Urban Promise Ministries, Pennsauken, NJ. Preparing children
and youth for academic achievement, life management, growth, and
leadership is the mission of UPM. This grant will help purchase new gear
for their UrbanTrekkers outdoor experiential program.
Adirondack Treks, Johnsburg, NY. This organization helps kids
foster a love of the outdoors with experiential outdoor education
through a variety of activities. The EORA grant will help support their
Outdoor Kids program for kids in grades 2 though 4.
Spina Bifida Assoc. of Greater New England, Milford, MA. Enhancing
the lives of those affected by Spina Bifida is the work of SBA. Their
grant will benefit the Get Active Initiative, which encourages and
supports participants through a variety of physical activities.
Fit Girls of Wilton Maine, Wilton, ME. Fit Girls promotes
healthy, active lifestyles for girls, with regular exercise for the
body, mind, and heart. This grant will support their after-school
program as well as their summer program.
Glendale Outdoor Leadership School, Glendale, SC. GOLS
promotes quality of life and personal growth through outdoor recreation,
leadership, and environmental education. This grant will help support
their 2015 National Trails Day event.
Street Smart Youth Project, Atlanta, GA. This nonprofit
engages, prepares, and empowers minority youth though community-based
programs, while emphasizing prevention. This grant will support the
outdoor activities of their annual mountain retreat