We select extraordinary leaders, take them on a deep wilderness trip, and give them startup capital and expert mentorship to accelerate their idea that will make a positive impact on the world.
We recruit dynamic young individuals (ages 21-35) with innovative, entrepreneurial ideas that have the potential to make a positive impact on society and the environment. Successful applicants exhibit a deep passion and commitment to wilderness and sustainability and the capacity to bring better world business ideas to fruition. Selected applicants receive a deep wilderness trek in Idaho, up to $10,000 in grant funding, and professional mentorship to refine a leadership project that will advance the stewardship of wild nature and sustainable human development. Wild Gift recipients become a part of the Wild Gift Network -- a community of like-minded, action-oriented individuals that will support them on their life-long journey to develop and promote more sustainable communities. The Wild Gift website has detailed information about the current members of the Network and their leadership initiatives, which may be helpful for potential applicants to review at www.wildgift.org. The application is available at wildgift.org/apply and is due byApril 15th, 2013.
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