Category Archives: Funded Projects

Students Build Friendships, Explore Colorado

One of the core goals of the Chris Mikesell Foundation is to support Western State University students. Chris attended the University and participated in Wilderness Based Orientation and Wilderness Pursuits. The experiences in those programs helped Chris build friendships and … Continue reading

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Botanical gardens preserve nature’s beauty at the Bartlett Arboretum

Just 20 miles east of Chris’ hometown, you’ll find the Bartlett Arboretum. A local treasure now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, it was established in 1910. Chris loved to explore the beautiful botanical gardens, hidden away at the … Continue reading

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Kansas Students Experience Hands-on Environmental Learning

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, located in Hesston, Kan., trains K-12 teachers to restore prairie gardens on school grounds as a part of their Earth Partnership for Schools Program. Teachers and students study the model prairie and then plan, … Continue reading

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Severely Malnourished Children Receive UNICEF Aid

Famine has been declared in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, and in nine additional countries across Africa and the Middle East. Approximately 1.4 million children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition in these countries. To support UNICEF’s efforts in … Continue reading

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UNICEF Mobilizes Resources to Provide Assistance in Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico in September 2017, causing one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the island, UNICEF USA has been strongly committed to the needs and welfare of the most vulnerable children … Continue reading

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UNICEF Continues to Support Zika-Affected Countries

Transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, the Zika virus (ZIKV) has brought devastating consequences to Latin America and the Caribbean since a February 2016 outbreak. While symptoms of Zika are generally mild, ZIKV has been linked to birth defects … Continue reading

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Paradox Sports Thank you

Dear Mikesell Foundation, Sherry, Laura, Julie and Kendall, We truly appreciate you supporting Paradox Sports adaptive climbing programs again in 2017. Your donation of $1,000 on October 20, 2017, will be a huge assistance for our 2018 ice climbing trip … Continue reading

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Rebuilding a school after devastating earthquakes strike Nepal

In 2015, Nepal was devastated by earthquakes, and many of their schools were destroyed. The dZi Foundation works in partnership with some of the most remote communities in Nepal to create lasting improvements in their quality of life. The devastating … Continue reading

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2017 Grants: Experiencing Nature

The Chris Mikesell Foundation supports programs that help kids experience the outdoors in hopes that they will gain a love and appreciation for nature and our environment, just as Chris had. In 2017, the Foundation supported these organizations with grants … Continue reading

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2017 Grants: Protecting the Environment

The Chris Mikesell Foundation supports programs that preserve and protect our environment so generations to come can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. In 2017, the Foundation supported these organizations with grants to further that part of the mission. Bartlett Arboretum, … Continue reading

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