Grants & Retreats
Grants are awarded bi-annually in the form of specific adaptive sports equipment and/or expenses for an individualized adventure.
*The AKP Foundation has two application cycle runs (on a Bi-Annual basis). The cycles are open for 6 months and end November 15th and May 15th of each year.
If you are interested in applying for an AKP Foundation Grant please complete online or print and return completed application to: 65 East Branch Farms Manchester Center, VT 05255
You can find our application here: AKP Grant Application.
Who will be able to apply?
All recipients will have two things in common: they will be in financial need and they will be willing to challenge themselves. Because we believe there is a difference between healthy and unhealthy risk, chosen applicants must have clearance from a primary care physician before they embark on their adventure. AKP will also encourage recipients to share and publicize their testimony for the inspiration of others.
What types of scholarships will be available?
AKP’s number one condition for potential applicants is that they are willing to step out of their comfort zone and take on a healthy, physical challenge. We will have grants available for the purchase of adaptive sports equipment and we will have grants available for individualized adventures such as white-water kayaking, fly-fishing, hunting, a bike tour, or rock climbing. AKP will not be a guide on the adventure, but a support to start the journey out of the comfort zone. We will connect chosen applicants with other safe and reputable outfits that specialize in the type of adventure they seek.
At AKP, we believe there is no substitute for being surrounded by other young adults going through the same endeavor. Sharing any type of experience, especially one that challenges you mentally and physically, helps gives you perspective, strength, motivation, and compassion that you can’t find anywhere else. Twice a year, AKP holds bike and ski retreats in an effort to provide a fun experience that promotes an active lifestyle, boosts confidence, and facilitates healthy networking among young adult cancer fighters and survivors. If you would like updates on future Retreat application opportunities, please sign up for our E-Newsletter at the top of this page.
To get a better feel for our AKP Retreats, check out the video below.