From 1989 – May 2017, the ONSF provided over $1,000,000 in grants to individuals and non-profit organizations to promote the development of cross country skiing in Oregon and across the United States.
Grants Provided 1989 through May 2017:
Coaching and Training: $ 177,008 Grants To Individual Athletes: $ 178,458 Grants To Organizations: $ 434,378 Athlete Training Equipment: $ 34,991 Oregon Sports Trust: $ 249,306
Total Giving To Date: $ 1,074,141
In addition to the giving above, Oregon Nordic Ski Foundation, provided $25,000 for the development of the traveling Nordic Ski History Exhibit.
International and National Caliber Skiers ONSF has supported 28 elite skiers including nine Winter Olympians: Rich Gross (’88), Ben Husaby (‘92, ‘94), Bill Koch (‘92), Torin Koos, (’02, ’06, ’10, '14), Lars Flora (’02, ’06), Marcus Nash (’98), Josh Thompson (’88, ’92), Justin Wadsworth (‘94, ’98, ‘02), and Pat Weaver (’98, ’02).
U.S. Ski Team Grants Since 2012, ONSF has supported the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with annual grants, which provide additional resources to athletes in order for them to have the best training and recovery and for the waxing staff to have the necessary resources to produce the skis in competition. Additional grants supported the U.S. Disabled Nordic Ski Team and U.S. Ski Coaches Association.
Support of Grassroots Organizations Ski programs at the youth and high school level have also benefited from ONSF support. Grants to OHSNO and OISRA provided necessary equipment and resources to provide a quality experience while keeping the sport affordable. Grants to Fast and Female and Bill Koch Youth League provided a rich and empowering experience for the participants.
Fast and Female
Bill Koch Youth Ski League at Teacup Nordic
Oregon High School Nordic
Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association
Nordic Venues and Facilities The foundation has also supported efforts to improve cross country ski venues in Oregon such as grooming, trail expansion, facilities and increased parking.