Category Archives: Funded Projects

2017 Grants: Supporting WSCU

The Chris Mikesell Foundation supports programs that provide scholarships and support to Western State Colorado University, Chris’ alma mater. In 2017, the Foundation supported these organizations with grants to further that part of the mission. Western State Colorado University Wilderness … Continue reading

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2017 Grants: Worldwide Outreach

The Chris Mikesell Foundation supports programs that assist people in desperate need around the world. Chris was fortunate enough to travel, and saw that there was a great need. He wanted to have a positive impact on those who suffered. … Continue reading

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Kansas Wildlife Federation Thank you – Terry Sullivan

Kendall, Sherry, Laura and Julie, I have received your check to create four needs-based scholarships for the 2018 Outdoor Adventure Camp. I have enclosed information as to what the camp is all about. Not sure if I have provided this … Continue reading

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Bringing world-class ice climbing to people with disabilities

Regardless of ability, the Foundation hopes to give equal opportunities for people to experience nature and feel the exhilaration of outdoor adventure. For the second year, the Foundation is supporting Paradox Sports with a $1,000 grant to help bring together novice … Continue reading

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Adaptive Sports Center: The Atkins Family

This video is featured on the Adaptive Sports Center’s website.  The Chris Mikesell Foundation has given $17,500 to the Adaptive Sports Center to help enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities through outdoor adventure activities. The Atkins Family from … Continue reading

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YMCA Holiday Card

The Chris Mikesell Foundation has supported the Y with $18,000 in grants to provide scholarships for children to experience the outdoors at YMCA Camp Hyde near Chris’ hometown of Clearwater, Kan.                   … Continue reading

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UNICEF Holiday Card – 2017

Dear Kendall, Sherry, Laura and Julie, Wishing You a Joyful Holiday Season! UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. Thank you for helping us put children first. Thank you for everything you do to help … Continue reading

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YMCA Thank You Note – Viet Le

Thank you for paying and providing the after school rec program. Thank you for paying for our snacks and field trips. Thank you for the transportation to the soccer games. Viet Le, YMCA program participant     Kendall, Thank you … Continue reading

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Y’s Camp Hyde connects kids to nature near Chris’ hometown

Not far from Chris’ hometown of Clearwater, Kan., the Y’s Camp Hyde gives hundreds of kids the opportunity to explore and appreciate nature while having a blast in camp activities like nature education, canoeing, hiking, climbing, fishing, horseback riding, swimming … Continue reading

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Providing relief after devastation in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico in September, 2017, as a Category 4 storm, about 3.4 million people were left without power and the island’s energy grid was all but destroyed. Without electricity, there was no power to … Continue reading

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