Winter is for everyone.
We’re working to create a more inclusive, more diverse, and more welcoming winter sports community. Learn more about how we #sharewinter.
Grantmaking & Support
Share Winter is a grantmaking organization. Donations raised are distributed to youth (ages 5 - 18) learn to ski and snowboard programs that are carefully vetted, meet our competitive grant criteria and show the most promise for developing pathways for ongoing winter sports participation.
Grantmaking priorities include programs that provide opportunities to underserved communities and/or groups that are underrepresented in the winter sports community. Share Winter also takes into account cost effectiveness, strong community partnerships and proven track records of success.
Diversity, inclusion, and community involvement are all hallmarks of a strong partner program and we utilize our collective resources to create a more diverse, more inclusive, and more welcoming winter sports community. Our goal is to utilize our grants to grow winter sports participation and catalyze growth and inclusiveness in the winter sports community.
Share Winter is not a traditional funder. We don’t simply write checks and collect year end reports. Share Winter typically funds programs for 3-5 years, to help facilitate growth and increase both efficiency and efficacy. We engage in ongoing program monitoring, analysis, thought leadership and strategic support. We share and help implement best practices and industry insights. Share Winter works together with our grantees to provide the best on and off snow experiences for their youth.
Our grantees operate in urban and rural areas, and range from public schools, to US Ski and Snowboard Clubs, to non-profit ski areas and departments of recreation. We fund programs nationally and work to connect all of our programs to a national network of winter sports advocates.
Share Winter grantees are required to provide at least 4 on snow days for each participant, and demonstrate a plan to connect each participant to pipelines for participation upon program graduation. Share Winter helps to build ongoing partnerships with ski areas, transportation providers, and ski/snowboard clubs. We are working with industry professionals, trade associations, retailers, manufacturers, and professional athletes to generate additional resources and opportunities for our new skiers and snowboarders and their families.
Share Winter funds a variety of programs, each with their own approaches and unique challenges. By helping to assess and overcome a variety of barriers to skiing/snowboarding and investing in a variety of innovative solutions, we are uniquely able to offer insight and guidance regarding issues in skiing and snowboarding participation. We share our collective knowledge with our grantees and with the winter sports industry at large.
Focused on the Future.
Share Winter is working to empower local communities while establishing a national network of partners committed to getting more kids on snow. Our goal is 100,000 kids, on snow, every season, by 2028. Join us and help us #sharewinter.