Yamaha Motor Corp. USA has completed its 2020 Outdoor Access Initiative grant cycle, providing more than $350,000 in 2020 in support of public lands providing access to outdoor motorized recreation across the country.
“The pressure on public lands during the pandemic has been enormous due to people finding solace outdoors. Their adventures gave off-road enthusiasts a much-needed breather from the stress we’ve all experienced over the past year,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s Motorsports marketing manager. “Yamaha is proud to continue supporting our riders’ favorite outdoor activities, including OHV riding, hunting, camping and fishing through the Outdoor Access Initiative.”
The fourth quarter grants spanned the spectrum of powersports, from motorcycles and ATVs to side-by-sides and snowmobiles. For the fourth quarter of 2020, Yamaha OAI provided grants totaling $90,000 to Blue Ribbon Coalition in Pocatello, Idaho; East Branch Sno-Rovers & ATV Club in Medway, Maine; Idaho Single Track Alliance in Idaho Falls, Idaho; Reno Area Dirtriders in Reno, Nevada; and Swampsiders Snowmobile Club in Bigfork, Minnesota.
Yamaha has issued grants quarterly to non-profit organizations supporting riding groups, outdoor enthusiasts, land stewardship organizations and public land managers for more than 12 years. Since its inception, Yamaha has contributed more than $4.5 million in aid to more than 380 projects across the nation.
The application process for funding for the second quarter of 2021 is currently underway, with a deadline of June 30. Guidelines for submitting applications can be found at YamahaOAI.com.
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA has two corporate offices in Georgia, one in California and facilities in Alabama and Wisconsin. It also has factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additionally, U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Co. in Florida and Wisconsin, Skeeter Boats in Texas, G3 Boats in Missouri and Yamaha Precision Propeller in Indiana.