Protect Your Playground
Playgrounds are More Than Swings and Slides.
Our playgrounds are the mountains we ski down and hike up, the parks we spend countless hours in, any place we go for our next adventure. We must work together to protect our playgrounds and keep them around for generations to come.
Often times the most inspired ideas come from devoted community members looking to make a positive impact in their local environments. Killington along with Powdr Enterprises, is now fueling your vision with the tools and resources to bring it to life with a grant program called, Protect Your Playground.
Play Big. Think Big.
Great ideas often come from unassuming places and if your brainstorming skills are anything like your recreational ones, there’s a good chance you’ve already been thinking about this. Gather your concept(s), rally the troops, and apply for a Protect Your Playground grant. If your innovative, environmentally focused idea is the right one, we'll supply the tools and resources you need to turn that idea into reality. Together we can make systemic, lasting contributions to our environment.
Your idea will be reviewed by our team of experts. If your entry is selected, it will be promoted on the grounds of Killington Mountain Resort as well as through our social networks to bring that much more attention to your plan.
The focus of Protect Your Playground is to empower individuals in our community - from skiers and riders, to business owners and homeowners, even employees at the resort. As such, preference is given to projects submitted by individuals rather than 501(c)3 organizations. Please submit one application to the Powdr Resort in your community.
I have a project that needs funding. Where do I begin?
Application Submission, December 12, 2013 - February 21, 2014
Make sure your project is in keeping with the mission to Protect Your Playground in the greater Killington area. In other words, what is your project going to do to help the future of the environment/outdoor spaces in the community?
Carefully decide on your funding goals and ensure that they make sense. How is the money going to be used? It is helpful to be as specific as possible so the initial vetting committee understands that you have thought this through and you are not arbitrarily throwing a number out there.
We welcome funding requests between $100 and $2000* for projects that will serve to protect the environmental playgrounds we love.
Who decides which projects get funded?
Public Voting, Begins February 24, 2014
This is the exciting part of Protect Your Playground. After a committee of Killington employees reviews and vets each submission, they will pick the top 2-4 viable projects and the public will vote. We'll be tapping into our daily visitors and online social networks to help us decide which projects should be funded.
We'll post all the details of the top 2-4 project submissions, then we'll have ballot boxes on-site and online voting available from February 24, 2014.
What if my project gets funded?
Winning Submission(s) Announced, April 22, 2014 - Earth Day
We'll be contacting the winning submissions by April 15, 2014 and then it's time for the winner(s) to start being an agent of change in our community! Before you receive your funding you will be asked to sign a few things:
- An agreement that the funds you receive will be used as you stated they would be in your budget proposal.
- An agreement to allow Killington to follow up with you periodically to check on the progress and results of your project.
- It is possible that a segment about your project may be filmed to feature on our digital sites and possible Outside TV.
Winner Projects Announced
We asked you to share your ideas to make Killington a greener place, and you did not disappoint. With more submissions than nearly every other Powdr resort, we couldn't be more stoked to put one into practice for next season.
Questions? Email Killington Go Green Team for more information.
*Grants will not be awarded for debt reductions or retiring past operating deficits, sponsorships and dinners, fellowships or other grants to individuals, loans, litigation, political or marketing campaigns, graduate and postgraduate research or for projects or organizations that further a political or religious doctrine.