Category Archives: Funded Projects

CBAC Thank You

Thank you so much for your donation. We are truly honored! I look forward to a continued relationship in honoring Chris through CBAC. It is the support from our sponsors like you that allow us to fulfill our mission of … Continue reading

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Fostering a love of nature for kids

Each summer, kids explore nature and soak in the outdoors at the Kansas Wildlife Federation’s Outdoor Adventure Camp. Chris loved spending time in nature and spent a lot of his time enjoying outdoor activities. That’s why the Foundation makes it … Continue reading

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Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center Thank You

Dear everyone at the Chris Mikesell Foundation, Thank you so much for choosing Freedom Hooves as a grant recipient! We feel so blessed to be receiving your support! With your help, our riders can continue to climb their mountains! Thank … Continue reading

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A story that embodies the Crested Butte Community

An excerpt from a thank you letter from Noel Durant, Executive Director of the Crested Butte Land Trust. Jen, a local resident, before this summer, had never ridden a mountain bike. Inspired by her teenage son, Holden, who rides with … Continue reading

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Keewaydin Foundation Thank you – Lauren Geiger

Dear Kendall, The gift of a summer spent at Keewaydin is a gift that lasts well beyond the last songs sung around the campfire, the last steps on a difficult portage, or the last goodbyes as families gather to pick … Continue reading

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Keewaydin Thank You – Tommy Hyde

Hi Kendall, Tommy Hyde here. I wanted to reach out and to thank you, Sherry, Laura, Josh and Julie for your generous gift to Keewaydin in memory of Chris. As a camper and counselor for nearly ten years, Keewaydin instilled in … Continue reading

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Riding horses therapy to people with disabilities

For someone with a physical, developmental or intellectual disability, interacting with horses can have a profound impact. In 2017, the Foundation gave Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center, located near Chris’ hometown in Wichita, Kan., a $500 grant to continue its … Continue reading

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Improving safety in the Colorado backcountry

The unique and diverse snow climate of the Elk Mountains paired with the remoteness of Crested Butte, Colo., has presented challenges and limitations for state-wide forecasting operations. The Crested Butte Avalanche Center, founded in 2002, has made huge improvements to … Continue reading

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dZi Foundation Thank you

Thank you so much for your incredibly generous grant to the dZi Foundation through the Chris Mikesell Foundation. Since May 2015, the students of the Janajagriti Primary School have been studying each day in a Temporary Learning Center of roofing … Continue reading

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Helping kids experience the outdoors of Vermont

During his life, Chris developed a love and passion for nature and preserving the beauty of the outdoors. He often sought adventure and that’s why it is so important to the Mikesell family and the Foundation that other kids get … Continue reading

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