Press Release

New $400,000 Grant Will Help Protect the A.T.

May 11, 2022

Appalachian Trail to Benefit from New $400,000 Grant from Leader in Digital Hospitality

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (May 11, 2022) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $400,000 grant from the Olo for Good Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of Tides Foundation. This generous grant, which is the ATC’s largest unrestricted gift to date from a corporate partner, will help further the Conservancy’s mission to protect, manage and advocate for the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and its surrounding landscape.

The ATC is one of nine organizations selected for funding from the Olo for Good Fund, which was created in 2021 by Olo (NYSE: OLO), a leading open SaaS platform for restaurants, as a part of their Pledge 1% commitment.

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is honored to receive this extraordinary gift from Olo for Good,” said Sandra Marra, President and CEO of the ATC. “This gift will help protect one of the most biodiverse areas of our country that is enjoyed by millions of people from across the globe each year. We are proud to add Olo to our network of nationally renowned corporate partners.”

“Olo is immensely proud to support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy,” said Nithya Das, Chief Operations Officer & Chief Legal Officer at Olo, as well as one of the Olo For Good Executive Sponsors. “ATC’s commitment to preserving the natural environment aligns with our core values as a company, especially the environment so close to where many of our employees live and work.”

For almost 100 years, the ATC has been the leading organization dedicated to protecting, managing and advocating for the A.T. Through its work, the ATC aims to protect the Trail and its landscape; preserve the one-of-a-kind visitor experience that brings more than 3 million people to the Trail each year; and build a sense of belonging between the A.T. and its visitors, ensuring that support for the Trail will continue to grow for generations to come.

For more information about the ATC, visit

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is 2,194.3 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. For more information, please visit

About Olo
Olo is a leading open SaaS platform for restaurants that enables digital hospitality at every touchpoint. Millions of orders per day run on Olo’s on-demand commerce engine, providing restaurants a single source to understand and serve every guest from every channel, whether direct or third-party. With integrations to over 300 technology partners, Olo customers can build personalized guest experiences in and outside of their four walls, utilizing one of the largest and most flexible restaurant tech ecosystems on the market. Over 600 restaurant brands trust Olo to grow their digital ordering and delivery programs, increase efficiency and delight their guests. Learn more at

Media Contact: Jordan Bowman
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.885.0794