Ski 4 Kids Grants

The secondary objective of Ski 4 Kids is to purchase equipment for the Municipality of Anchorage Outreach Program and award grants to schools and programs to purchase ski equipment.

The grant application period will open with the new ski season and the deadline is typically the middle of March.  Please check back for more details!


Grant Details:

  • Individual grant amounts are generally between $500 and $2500. Total number of grants awarded varies depending on funds raised.
  • Funds may only be used for the purchase of cross country skis, bindings, boots or poles (no indirect or administrative expenses).
  • Grant application must be approved by the school principal.
  • Application deadline: March 16th
  • Grant awards announcements are made April 30th
  • Grants funds are disbursed directly to the vendor for the equipment purchases.
  • Grant recipients will be required to submit a report showing how funds were spent and photos of skiers in action.

Grant Priorities – Funding Preference:

  • Schools that have participated in the Outreach program during the previous school year will be given preference.
  • Schools that have a source of matching funds (ASEF, PTSA, School Business Partners, or private donations) will be given preference.
  • Schools that have not had prior grants will be given preference.
  • Schools awarded funds will recognize Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage as a school business partner.
  • Grant applications may be submitted as follows:
    • Hand delivered or mailed: Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
    • 203 W. 15th Ave, #204, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • Emailed: director@anchoragenordicski.com
    • Faxed: 258-7609

Grant Timeline:

  • Applications Due:  March 16, 2020
  • Grant awards announced: April 30, 2020

Past Equipment Grant Program Recipients:

 2019
East High School $2,280
Chinook Elementary $2,250
Rilke Schule German Charter School $2,000
Anchorage Parks & Rec MOA Outreach $1,592
Susitna Elementary $371.41
   
2018
Winterberry Charter School $2,500
Williwaw Elementary $1,948
Anchorage Parks & Rec MOA Outreach $1,300
Ursa Major Elementary $1,000
Susitna Elementary $500
2017
Ursa Major Elementary $500
Campbell Elementary $2,400
Susitna Elementary $2,400
Anchorage Parks & Rec MOA Outreach $1,300
2016
Denali Montessori $2,500
Spring Hill Elementary $1,018
Wendler Middle School $2,500
Anchorage Parks & Rec MOA Outreach $1,500
2015
Trailside Elementary $1,250
Chugach Optional Elementary $500
Spring Hill Elementary $1,000
Fire Lake Elementary $1,000
Central Middle School $1,750
Mirror Lake Middle School $1,000
Skiku $1,250
Anchorage Parks & Rec MOA Outreach $1,900
2014
Spring Hill Elementary $2,500
Williwaw Elementary $1,406
Bartlett High School $2,000
Chester Valley Elementary $1,250

Questions? Email director@anchoragenordicski.com or call 907-276-7609