The National Nordic Foundation is the country’s premier grassroots sport fundraising organization. With over $200,000 in the 2016-2017 season alone allocated to “pillar projects”, key events to help capitalize on the talent and drive of developing skiers, the NNF is creating a cultural change in the way skiers approach international competition.
Where do the NNF Funds go? The NNF supports all levels of development. Funding ranges from World Cup Starts with Podium winners such as Kikkan Randall, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornson, Taylor and Bryan Fletcher, Caitlin Gregg and Simi Hamilton, to budding stars such as Patrick Caldwell, Scott Patterson, Julia Kern, Katherine Ogden, Hannah Halverson, Adam Loomis, Kevin Bickner and so many others.
The NNF has been funding development for years. Every year the NNF funds a large portion of the US World Junior and U23 teams helping athletes across the nation, The NNF also gives money to every US Divisional Junior National Team and gives myriads of grants to Clubs, Coaches and Officials at the community level. The NNF is an integral part of our Nation’s building blocks and success. Furthermore, the NNF, through its annual fundraising efforts, the Drive for 25 and the NNF Auction, catalyzes the skiing community to come together.
Become a part of the National Nordic Foundation. Participate in this year’s “Drive for 25” beginning October 23, 2017 and help us spread the word on skiing, help our grassroots mission and help us get more racers to start line and to the top of the results. The Theme of this year’s campaign is “We Will”. We Will “Drive for 25” and We Will Win!
To donate and become an ambassador for the Drive for 25, please go to
The NNF's mission is to support athletic excellence in developing nordic athletes in the United States.
“It is probably the single most influential force in developing young skiers in America.”- Reese Hanneman