The Killington World Cup Foundation awards more than $289,000 in grants to 31 nonprofit organizations in the North East

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Press release courtesy of Killington World Cup Foundation

The Killington World Cup Foundation (KWCF) has awarded 31 grants totaling $289,000 to Northeast region nonprofits across eight states. The KWCF also donated $160,000 to support athlete housing at the Killington Cup. These grants were made possible through the 2021 Homelight Killington Cup. Over the past four years, the KWCF has donated nearly $2,000,000 in additional resources to winter sports infrastructure and snow sports programs for young people in the region.

Killington World Cup Foundation grants ranged from $1,500 to $25,000. All grant recipients are registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or have a fiscal sponsor. Projects awarded included: supporting and expanding community youth snow sports programs in rural North Carolina and Maine, helping to grow the Shared Winter Program/Association of Africans living in Vermont, and the provision of trail extension and equipment for Nordic, Adapted, Alpine, Snowboard and Ski Jumping Youth Organizations. More than half of this year’s grantees are new to the Killington World Cup Foundation. Grants were awarded on June 15, 2022 and funding begins on September 15, 2022.

“The KWCF is essential not only to the success of the Killington World Cup events each year, but has changed the lives of so many young ski racers across the North East with its goal of

for local and regional youth development programs. KWCF continues to provide

opportunity and essential assistance to clubs to help them support the dreams of their athletes,” said Doug Lewis.

“Thank you so much for the generous grant! We look forward to continuing our work to support children in our area and provide them with access to snow sports. This would not be possible without the support of KWCF. – 2022 Grantee

“Thank you so much for the terrific news on our grant from KWCF supporting Phase 2 of the Andover Outing Club Year-Round Ski Jumping initiative! This is a huge help as we continue to move forward and building momentum with Phase 2. This initiative is so important to our young ski jumpers here in the Northeast!”

Grant applications were reviewed by a committee consisting of: Tiger Shaw, CEO of Wasatch Peaks Ranch Club; Tom Karam, founder of the T2 Foundation and director of Ski & Snowboard in the United States; Grace Macomber Bird, volunteer, Kelly Brush Foundation; Harry Ryan, Facey, Goss & McPhee, CP; Victoria Hone, Facey, Goss & McPhee, PC; John Casella, President and CEO of Casella Waste Management; Kenneth Graham, Founder and Chairman of Inverness Graham and US Ski & Snowboard Board; and Phill Gross, Managing Director, Adage Capital Management and US Ski & Snowboard Board of Directors.

A list of all 2022 grant recipients along with details of organizations interested in applying for future KWCF grants can be found at www.kwcfgivesback.org.

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About the Killington World Cup Foundation

The KWCF was created to support the Women’s World Cup in Killington and to benefit local and regional youth development programs. KWCF will review and award grants to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations to facilitate training infrastructure in the Northeast and SARA region (ME/NH/VT/CT/NY/MA/RI/NJ /PA/NC/VA/WV ) and increase participation in competitive winter sports programs throughout the Northeast. Fundraising is a year-round effort. For more information, visit kwcfgivesback.org.

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