Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The purpose of Sky’s the Limit Fund (STLF) is to provide the opportunity for persons who, due to financial constraints, are unable to participate in wilderness therapy programs. Sky’s the Limit Fund provides financial support, enabling these individuals to attend a wilderness therapy program. The amount of STLF’s support is based on the applicant’s financial need.

For questions about grant eligibility & selection criteria, applying for a grant or a pending application, and family/young adult coaching: grants@stlfgives.org



Youth/Young Adult: Individual attending the wilderness therapy program

Applicant: Individual(s) completing the STLF application for support. In most cases this is the parent(s)/guardian who has financial responsibility for the youth/young adult. Young adults who are financially independent complete the application.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Financial Need: The general financial guideline is that income does not exceed $150,000. However, this is a guideline, and we review every application and supporting documents to determine financial need.  If you have questions regarding this, please email grants@stlfgives.org or call us at 408-618-8093.
  • Youth/Young adult’s primary residence must be in the United States.
  • Youth/young adult must be accepted to a STLF partner program to apply for STLF support. Please note Sky’s the Limit Fund does not make recommendations on specific programs or professional services.
  • STLF application for support must be submitted prior to the youth/young adult entering the wilderness therapy field/ going to the program.
  • STLF does not provide full scholarships for tuition.
  • STLF partner programs offer a reduction in their fees (the amount is at their discretion) in which the details will be communicated directly to you by the wilderness therapy program.

Selection Process

  • Completed applications, with all required documentation, are submitted to STLF. Requests are reviewed on a rolling basis, as received.
  • STLF Family Support Manager will assess eligibility.
  • STLF will contact the applicant to set an interview date and time.
  • STLF will conduct a telephone interview with the parent(s)/guardian(s) and/or young adult.
  • Once the above items have been completed, STLF will review the gathered information. The review process can take 3-5 business days.
  • The amount of STLF support provided will be based on the financial need of the applicant.
  • There is no fee to apply or re-apply.

More details can be found on the Grant Application.

No member of Sky’s the Limit Fund’s Board of Directors, or his or her immediate family, shall be eligible for financial assistance during his or her tenure on Sky’s the Limit Fund’s Board of Directors.