Grants

Grants from the WMAEF help defray expenses for education, educational supplies & equipment, and training. Our ideal request is from an organization that is providing educational opportunities to high school and university aged groups. We will entertain requests from individuals but the justification must be inline with our mission goals to support education and awareness programs, snow science curriculum and research, not individual certifications. Our goal is to provide support and funding to the Northeast.

WMAEF Grant Criteria

The White Mountain Avalanche Education Foundation makes grants to organizations consistent with the Foundation’s mission of support for support education and awareness programs, snow science curriculum and research, not individual certifications.

The current grant making priorities of the Foundation are:

  • Support and equipment for teachers and schools that are developing and implementing a snow science curriculum.
  • Informational and educational projects designed to increase the public’s awareness of avalanches and mountain hazards in the Northeast.

Requests will be considered from non-profit organizations, individuals, State and Federal agencies. The foundation will consider the impact and cost efficiency of a grant request, how many funding alternatives the requesting organization may have, and if matching funds are available to the applicant organization.

Grant requests are considered at bimonthly meetings of the Foundation, usually in February, April, June, August, October and December. Grant requests consist simply of a letter detailing the proposal on the letterhead of the requesting organization with cost documentation attached. Applications may be   e-mailed to: avalanchefoundation@gmail.com