PURCHASE, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, MTN DEW® announces twenty recipients of the MTN DEW Outdoor Grants program, which awards Heartland-based outdoor organizations $100,000 in grant funds. The program kicked off in September 2020 and encouraged eligible nonprofits to apply at www.DEWOutdoors.com/Grants and share their focus on outdoor experience. Whether through wildlife conservation, environmental preservation or outdoor recreation, all nonprofits share a common goal of enhancing and protecting the great outdoors for the continuing benefit of everyone. MTN DEW's long-term goal is to assist these Heartland-based organizations in commemorating the lands we love and promoting safe outdoor participation for years to come.
Born in the Heartland and steeped in the spirit of the great outdoors, MTN DEW shares its fans' thirst for adventure and freedom. The brand first kicked off the Grants program because spending time outdoors and honoring those who support outdoor activity is more important than ever before. As a result, MTN DEW has pledged more than $300K in total support to help Heartland outdoor enthusiasts pursue their passions and celebrate the great outdoors. The MTN DEW Outdoor Grants program concludes the last phase of the 2020 MTN DEW Outdoor Stimulus platform, with more exciting activations to follow.
"In this unexpected year, MTN DEW has made it our mission to show DEW Nation that we're out here with them," said Julie Raheja-Perera, MTN DEW. "We're excited to give back to our Heartland community through the MTN DEW Outdoor Grants program and celebrate the people behind these nonprofit organizations and the selfless work they do to fuel the outdoor experience for all of us."
To receive a grant, all winning organizations either applied online or were nominated by a third party. The MTN DEW Outdoor Grants program awards a total of twenty Heartland-based nonprofits with $5,000 grants per organization. Winners include:
- Bur Oak Land Trust
- North Dakota Wildlife Federation
- Giving Back Outdoors
- HeartLands Conservancy
- Kentucky Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
- Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters
- Fishing Has No Boundaries, Inc.
- TLS Veterans Outdoors
- Huntsman's Foundation
- Wounded Warriors Guide Service
- Ward 8 Woods Conservancy
- Capable Partners Inc
- Iowa Pioneer Pheasants Forever
- Heroes' Hunt For Veterans
- Hunting with Heroes Wyoming
- QDMA - Frosty Tines Branch
- Charlie 22 Outdoors
- Working Dogs for Conservation
- Swift Outdoor Accessible Recreation
To learn more about the MTN DEW Outdoor Grants program, visit www.DEWOutdoors.com/Grants. Stay up-to-date on the latest by visiting www.mountaindew.com and following @MountainDew on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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