Jones Adventure Grants
Turn your dream adventure into reality
Jones Adventure Grants encourage human-powered exploration of the winter wilderness by motivated amateur snowboarders.
If you have an awesome idea for a splitboard expedition, but limited resources to make it happen, here's your chance to get funding and gear for your dream trip!
Backcountry Adventure Grant
Start brainstorming your expedition ideas now!
Grant offered to support a creative, adventurous and low-impact splitboarding expedition. Winning applicant must be a USA citizen, but expedition partners may be of any nationality. Expedition must be in North America and may focus on a single descent/summit or a tour/traverse of a region.
Grant honors Jones ambassador Liz Daley. Open to only female applicants.
Grant offered to support a creative, adventurous and low-impact splitboarding expedition led by a female snowboarder. Winning applicant must be a USA citizen, but expedition partners may be of any nationality. Expedition must be in North America and may focus on a single descent/summit or a tour/traverse of a region.
Trip reports from past winners
The link buttons on the grant page will direct you to the online application when the application window opens on October 1st. Online applications must be received by January 1st at 11:59pm PDT.
No, it is free to apply for either grant.
Grant applicants must be USA citizens that are 18 years or older. The Backcountry Adventure grant is open to male and female applicants. The Liv Like Liz Award is open to only female applicants. Expedition partners may be of any gender or nationality. We must limit the applicants to USA citizens due to legal liability.
The goal of the grants is to promote low-impact backcountry exploration that does not require extensive car/plane travel. Expeditions must be located in the USA or Canada with the preference that expeditions are located in the applicant's home range or a nearby range.
Winners will be notified in January and the expectation is that expeditions will occur by the end of that winter season unless extenuating circumstances arise.
Any travel expenses you incur enroute to the trailhead must be paid with the $1500 grant award.
Projects involving riders who are professionally sponsored or supported financially by corporate sponsors will not be considered. Proposals from “amateur” riders that receive only in-kind corporate support will be considered, but support level should be disclosed in the application.
Project proposals will be considered based on creativity, exploratory nature, environmental impact and overall significance. Objectives may be a single line/peak or a tour/traverse of a wider region. We also vette proposals to assess how realistic the objective will be.
Our first request is that you be safe and have fun! Our second request is that you provide us photos and a written trip report from the expedition that we can post on social media and our website, plus use for our catalog. If you have the capabilities, we would also love any video footage you can shoot during the trip.
All expeditions must be conducted in an environmentally conscious and sound approach, with care and respect for local inhabitants and wildlife. Additionally, all expeditions must be legal and obtain all necessary permits required by local authorities.