Keweenaw Nordic regularly seeks grants for capital equipment purchases and special projects which cannot be reasonably budgeted. Over the past several years, we’ve received generous support from:

 

Portage Health Foundation Community Wellness and Outdoor Recreation Endowment

This new fund established at Keweenaw Community Foundation awarded $6,000 for improvements to The New River Trail, to allow for earlier and later grooming. KNSC will match this grant with $3,000 of its own funds, to maximize the benefit of this gift. Our plan is to hire a contractor to level and smooth the trail surface, and assist with digging trenches for culverts. This investment on mostly City owned land will provide at least a small percentage of trail that can be groomed earlier for winter recreation. 

 

Hancock Public Schools Foundation

$2450 for grooming equipment for the Learn To Ski program at Barkell Elementary

 

Portage Health Auxiliary

$500 sponsorship of the 2018 Barnelopet

 

XC Skiing Endowment at Keweenaw Community Foundation

$400 towards power trail brushing tools in October 2017

 

 

U.P. Sustainable Forest & Wildlife Fund at the Community Foundation Of the U.P.

$1,690 in July 2017 towards a 2017 Kodiak ATV and track pods, for summer trail maintenance and winter trail grooming. Seen here, towing the brush mower; once the snow flies the pods make this our most used snow grooming machine.

 

 

 

 

 

Portage Health Auxiliary

$500 sponsorship of the 9th Annual Glide N Gorge, spring 2017

 

 

 

Portage Health Foundation

$500 sponsorship, to sponsor the 2017 Barnelopet, winter 2017

 

 

 

XC Skiing Endowment at Keweenaw Community Foundation

$1,750 in July 2016, towards the new Ski-Doo Skandic SWT snowmobile

 

 

 

U.P. Sustainable Forest & Wildlife Fund at the Community Foundation Of the U.P.

$1,000 in May 2016, towards the new snowmobile

 

Shopko Foundation

$500 in April 2016, towards the new snowmobile

 

Portage Health Auxiliary

$500 sponsorship of the Glide N Gorge – spring 2016

 

 

 

Shopko Foundation Teammate Community Service Grant

$1,000 in April 2015, towards a utility trailer (used in the Middle Bridge Replacement Project, summer 2015)

 

Plum Creek Foundation

$4,000 in February 2015, towards the Rhino replacement (purchased December 2015)

 

 

Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union

$500 in November 2014, for a new drag for the Barkell Elementary School “Learn To Ski” trail

 

 

 

 

 

Shopko Foundation Teammate Community Service Grant

$1,000 in November 2014, to fund modifications for school trail drag

 

Portage Health Foundation Endowment at Keweenaw Community Foundation

$4,000 in September 2013, towards the Middle Bridge replacement project (completed in 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plum Creek Foundation

$3,000 in January 2014, towards the Middle Bridge replacement (completed in 2015)

 

U.P. Sustainable Forest & Wildlife Fund at the Community Foundation Of the U.P.

$1,500 in October 2013, towards the Middle Bridge replacement project (completed 2015)

 

 

Keweenaw Community Foundation

$1,600 for “Learn to ski” equipment in 2012, so the program could begin in January 2013

 

 

Shopko Foundation

 $1,000 in March 2010 for the Rhino UTV cab/windshield

 

 

KNSC could not continue to offer maintained, groomed trails for our community without the extra support from organizations such as these.middlebridgeIII

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