Funded Projects

The Chris Mikesell Foundation honors his adventurous spirit, passion for travel and love of people through support of organizations that provide one or more of the following:

  • Opportunities for young people to experience nature
  • Assistance to organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment’s natural beauty
  • Scholarships at Western State Colorado University
  • Assistance to people in desperate need around the world

Click on the links below to learn more about each funded project.

2016 Funded Projects – $30,000

2015 Funded Projects – $23,975

2014 Funded Projects – $41,100

2013 Funded Projects – $29,350

2012 Funded Projects – $26,600

  • Adaptive Sports—$2,000
  • Bartlett Arboretum—$1,000
  • Crested Butte Land Trust—$5,000
  • Crested Butte Nordic Team—$1,250
  • Greater Wichita YMCA Camp Hyde Scholarships$3,000
  • Kansas Wildlife Federation—$600
  • UMCOR, Hurricane Relief—$3,000
  • U.S. Fund for UNICEF, India Education—$1,750
  • U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Sahel Crisis—$3,000
  • Western State College Wilderness Based Orientation–$4,000
  • Western State College Wilderness Pursuits–$2,000

2011 Funded Projects – $23,000

  • Adaptive Sports—$1,000
  • Crested Butte Land Trust—$4,000
  • Crested Butte Nordic Team—$2,000
  • Western State College Wilderness Based Orientation–$4,000
  • Western State College Wilderness Pursuits–$2,000
  • UMCOR, Spring Storm Relief—$5,000
  • U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Somalia—$5,000

2010 Funded Projects – $21,000

  • Crested Butte Land Trust—$5,000
  • Extreme Sports Camp – $500
  • Greater Wichita YMCA – $4,000
  • Kansas Wildlife Federation—$500
  • UMCOR, Philippines—$2,000
  • UMCOR, Zimbabwe – $3,000
  • Western State College Wilderness Based Orientation–$4,000
  • Western State College Wilderness Pursuits–$2,000

2009 Funded Projects – $18,050

  • Clearwater Boy Scouts Troop #898–$1,000
  • Crested Butte Land Trust–$5,000
  • Dalit Freedom Network (India)–$1,000
  • UMCOR, Sudan, Africa—$4,000
  • Western State College Student Center–$1,050
  • Western State College Wilderness Based Orientation–$4,000
  • Western State College Wilderness Pursuits–$2,000

2008 Funded Projects – $300

The first grant from the Chris Mikesell Foundation was to the Clearwater, Kan., Boy Scouts Troop #898 in the amount of $300.

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