The Killington World Cup Foundation (KWCF) awarded 31 grants totaling $289,000 to Northeast area nonprofits in eight states. KWCF also donated $160,000 to support athlete housing at the Killington Cup. These grants were made possible as a result of the 2021 Homelight Killington Cup.
In the last four years KWCF has donated almost $2 million in incremental resources to the winter sports infrastructure and youth snow sport programs in the region.
The Killington World Cup Foundation grants ranged from $1,500 to $25,000. All of the grant recipients are registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or have a fiscal sponsor. Awarded projects included: supporting and expanding youth community snowsport programs in rural North Carolina and Maine, helping to grow the program for the Association of Africans living in Vermont, and providing trail expansion and equipment for nordic, adaptive, alpine, snowboarding and ski jmping youth organizations. Over half of this year’s grantees are new to the Killington World Cup Foundation. Grants were awarded June 15, 2022 and funding begins Sept. 15, 2022.
“The KWCF is critical to not only the success of the Killington World Cup events each year, but it has changed the lives of so many young ski racers across the Northeast with its goal of benefitting local and regional youth development programs. KWCF continues to provide opportunity and critical help to clubs to help them support the dreams of their athletes,” stated Doug Lewis, a former Olympian from Vermont who emcees the World Cup races at Killington .