Time is running out to apply for the 2012 Wild Gift Fellowship Awards!


(Sun Valley, Idaho) March 5, 2012. Are you a young woman or man, age 21-30, who is committed to making a difference in the world? Can you demonstrate leadership in projects or community activities that have resulted in positive social change? Do you have the capacity and passion to make this change happen. If so, Wild Gift wants you!

Wild Gift is nonprofit organization based out of Sun Valley, Idaho, that supports emerging leaders to promote innovative projects worldwide. Each year Wild Gift selects a new class of young people with their own transforming ideas. New recruits are provided grants up to $8,000 and other support to help bring their better world projects to fruition.

The Wild Gift program consists of four components: 1) professional mentoring to help shape project proposals and empower leaders; 2) financial support to ensure the project’s first year success; and 3) ongoing membership in Wild Gift's growing Network of like minded individuals with ongoing opportunities for collaboration and strategizing through annual forums.

In addition, each leader is given the Wild Gift- a deep wilderness experience connecting them to the natural world on a very personal level and their own responsibility as stewards of future generations.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Wild Gift has supported the projects of 32 young men and women in the Americas, Asia and Africa in the areas of education, agriculture, renewal energy, community development and land protection.

“Wild Gift was founded on the belief that it's impossible to separate the well-being of the human person from the well-being of the earth - a consciousness sorely missing in our traditional leaders today”, stated Executive Director Deborah Knapp. ” We believe that pioneering entrepreneurs infused with inspiration and appreciation of wild nature will ultimately find the solutions.”

Applications are due on April 29 and can be found online at www.wildgift.org/apply. Minorities and residents of the Wood River Valley are strongly encouraged to apply.

Wild Gift Grant Recipient