“We’re trying to take care of the businesses up and down the road, the restaurants, the ski shops, the lodges, those types of businesses that are really impacted.” –Killington Resort and Pico Mountain GM Mike Solimano
Great news if you operate a business in the Killington, Vermont area and have had a rough go in recent times, Killington Ski Resort is launching a program to feed the local community as well as offer grants to local businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rutland Herald reports the new Pay It Forward Fund will boost a local community food drive effort as well as grant between $1,000 and $2,500 to local businesses who apply.
The fund has $350,000 in it, donated by the Cumming Foundation. The foundation is named for John and David Cumming. John Cumming is the founder of POWDR, the company that owns the Killington and Pico resorts. The fund plans to disperse $2.25 million from the foundation across POWDR resorts in North America.
“Because we’re moving so fast we haven’t got the whole application done, partly because it was part of a company-wide POWDR announcement, but by next week we should have all the details about where you go to apply and that type of thing. We’ll have a link on our website, and the Vermont Community Foundation, the (Killington Pico Area Association). We’re going to make sure we get it to everybody, this is something we want people to use.”-Mike Solimano
Businesses that want to apply for the program will have easy process in front of them according to Solimano. Right now it’s limited to small businesses in Killington.