Copp-Dash Inspire Award

Jonny Copp Foundation

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Grant amount: US $20,000

Deadline: Nov 30, 2019 10:59pm PST

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: North America

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The Copp-Dash Inspire Award provides grants and support to climbers each year. Established in the memory of Jonny Copp and Micah Dash, the Inspire Award’s goal is to assist small teams tackling difficult climbs in the great mountains of the world (before, during and after their expeditions) with financial grants and multimedia instruction to help empower them to share their ascents through a blend of storytelling elements with a wider audience.

The Copp-Dash Inspire Award will help support small teams tackling difficult climbs in the great mountains of the world that plan to personally document and share their ascents through a multimedia blend of storytelling elements.

The Copp-Dash Inspire Award is sponsored by Black Diamond Equipment, La Sportiva, Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia (and with in-kind support from Adventure Film Festival, the American Alpine Club, Jonny Copp Foundation and Sender Films).

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Perspective expedition teams can apply for support for this annual grant.
  • Proposed trips or climbs should be focused on unclimbed objectives in distant ranges and regions, requiring a high level of skill and commitment and climbed in a fast, light and clean style that stays true to the progression of expedition climbing.
  • The Copp-Dash Inspire award will provide a pool of $20,000 in grants to North American climbers for expeditions between April 1st and March 31st of the following year.