Cross-country skiing grants available

KCF offering more than $2,500

Photo from Keweenaw In 2016, the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club was awarded grant funding for help with purchasing a new trail groomer. Here, skiiers enjoy the benefits of the new groomer.

HANCOCK — The Keweenaw Cross Country Skiing Endowment Advisory Committee of the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is now accepting applications for its annual granting cycle. $2,586.14 is available from the Keweenaw Cross Country Skiing Endowment Fund for local organizations supporting skiing programs.

A press release from KCF stated that to be considered, grant applications must be submitted to the KCF office no later than noon on Sept. 6. Grant award recipients will be announced by Sept. 28.

Applications are available on KCF’s website at

Grants will be made to organizations or for programs previously demonstrating successful outcomes or to new, innovative organizations or programs with clear potential for positive outcomes. Grants must be used to support skiing programs throughout the Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.

Last year’s grant recipients included the Copper Country Ski Tigers for new race suite for the Competition Team; the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club to assist with the purchasing of a trail grooming snowmobile; and the Swedetown Trails Club to help with replacing major equipment needed to sustain and improve winter grooming

KCF welcomes partnerships in the Foundation and urges interested parties to share this information with their constituents and all sub-groups within their organization.

Tax deductible contributions may be made to the Keweenaw Cross Country Skiing Endowment Fund (or to any of KCF’s 80-plus other funds) online at All contributions to a permanent endowment of KCF qualify for a Federal Tax Credit.

For more information on giving or grant opportunities, please visit the KCF website ( or email

To be placed on KCF’s request for proposals list, please email your contact information to Notifications will be sent when grants become available.