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Making A Difference

$425,280.29 DONATED SINCE 2017

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Differences Made In 2024

$10,000 DONATED TO AIARE – SAVING LIVES THROUGH AVALANCHE EDUCATION

AIARE was established in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization to create an evidence-based avalanche education model for backcountry users with the belief that avalanche education, research, and training can prevent injuries and fatalities. AIARE develops and disseminates research-based avalanche curriculum to over 110 Providers nationwide, as well as in France, Chile, and Argentina, and also offers professional and avalanche instructor training courses. With this years donation, we have donated a total of $20,000 to AIARE!

$7,500 DONATED TO FOREST LAKE AREA SCHOOLS COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Many kids have a desire to participate in sports and other experiential activities. Not every family has the means to afford them. In Forest Lake, MN, which is where Hunter lived, the local Community Education organization covers registration fees for kids whose families can’t afford to pay for kids sports or other activities. They need donations to do that. The $4,000 that we’re excited to share with this organization will allow 40 kids in the NE Metro to participate in any district offered activity, including the supplies they need. With this years donation, we have donated a total of $23,000 to Forest Lake Area Schools Community Education!

$7,500 DONATED TO CRESCENT COVE

Crescent Cove offers care and support to children and young adults with a shortened life-expectancy, and their families who love them. Around the United States, there are over 4,700 hospice homes for adults; the Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids is Minnesota’s first and only home designed just for children and their unique needs, and just the third of its kind in the United States. The Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids is a vibrant and joyful home-away-from home for kids with life-threatening conditions, where each moment is embraced and celebrated. This joyful home-away-from home is a place where families who care for children with life-threatening conditions can utilize for short breaks of rest, or an option beyond the hospital or home environment for compassionate, end-of-life care. Kids and young adults, 0-21 years old, are able to stay in one of six bedrooms for overnight respite and, as needed, a sacred place at the end-of-life. Along with therapy rooms and recreational space, a family suite is available so that families may stay together while enjoying a temporary get-away from the constant demands of care giving. All services and stays provided at Crescent Cove to kids and families are at no out-of-pocket cost thanks to the generosity of donors who make this possible. With this years donation we have donated a total of $20,000 to Crescent Cove!

$10,000 DONATED TO EVERY MEAL

Right now, more than 300,000 children in MN are living with food insecurity. Every Meal’s mission is to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships. They do this by filling the gaps in food access that children face during breaks from school, particularly on weekends, when there is no access to school meal programs. Across all of their programs, they are distributing 12,000 food bags each week at 470 locations.

Every Meal’s primary program is the weekend food program which is currently offered in over 438 schools across 47 districts. Through this program, a 4-5 lb tailored bag of food is distributed to students at school every Friday of the school year. The meal bags are free and available to every child through a simple enrollment form. We are honored to help this great organization provide something so crucial to those who need it.  For more information on Every Meal, please visit www.everymeal.org

With this years donation, we have donated a total of $30,000 to Every Meal.

$20,000 DONATED TO SNOCROSS MOBILE MEDICAL TEAM

Snocross is an incredible sport, in which outstanding athletes are occasionally injured. When that happens, the Snocross Mobile Medical Team is there with world-class trackside medical care for the athletes and their crews. Each national race, there’s a team comprised of a board-certified ER doctor, certified athletic trainer, an EMT/Paramedic and a trauma nurse. They serve out of a mobile medical trailer which is basically an ER unit on wheels with the capacity to do most of what happens in a traditional ER at no cost to the athletes or their crew. This ensures the quickest and highest level of care for these participants. With this year’s donation of $20,000, the HHMF has now donated a total of $70,000 to the Snocross Mobile Medical Team. Thank you for the great work you do.

$5,000 DONATED TO ERX MOTOR PARK LEARN 2 RIDE CLINIC

Young riders learn how to become a better rider on the track and build character off the track, as some of the best riders in the country mentor young riders by showing them how to improve their skills and sharpen their mind. We’re talking kids on small 120-class youth snowmobiles, up to junior riders on full-sized machines. The clinic Involves coaching and mentoring from many of the sport’s top professionals. The clinic provides off-track mentoring of young athletes, a range of skills development, including cornering, moguls, jumps, and starting line techniques. The goal of this is to break down barriers to participating in the sport. With this years donation, we have donated a total of $25,000 to the ERX Motor Park Learn 2 Ride Clinic.

$5,000 DONATED TO LAKES CENTER FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES

The mission of Lakes Center for Youth & Families is to Guide Successful Futures. They believe success is possible when families are involved and supportive of the youth in their life, relationships are strong, and communities are caring. When you add all those elements together, harmony is restored among families, and youth have the skills and opportunities to reach their full potential. Lakes Center for Youth and Families is a non-profit that supports various communities across Minnesota, including the Forest Lake School District in Washington and Anoka counties, as well as all of Chisago County.  They offer a full array of services in Counseling, Intervention, and Enrichment for local youth and families

$7,750 DONATED TO NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA JUVENILE CENTER

The Northwestern Minnesota Juvenile Center exists to provide positive intervention within the Juvenile Justice System for juveniles, family units, and communities. The Center offers legitimate attentive pathways to adulthood for juveniles through equal access to services that are least intrusive, co-educational, culturally sensitive and consistent with the highest professional standards.

The NMJC has been involved in the MN Department of Education’s farm-to-school food program, buying food from local farmers and other producers in the community. This program also opened the opportunity to bring kids to a local farm each week to harvest the produce ordered by the Center, spend time outside in nature, and learn about how their food grows. The positive effects this experience has had on the kids has prompted NMJC leadership to begin developing an on-site gardening program, including procurement of a high tunnel and incorporating gardening into their school science curriculum. The generous donation by the HHMF has helped insure high tunnel construction this season, and will be noted as a lead program contributor as the NMJC seeks further funding to meet its goals.

$1,000 DONATED TO BETHEL BUILD PROGRAM

The BUILD Program provides an integrated college experience to students with intellectual disabilities who historically have not had an opportunity to continue their education beyond high school. The opportunity to have a college experience is transformative to students with intellectual disabilities. Not only do students in BUILD make positive connections with other students through the integrated housing in the on-campus residence halls, classes, clubs and more, but students in BUILD also gain work experience that is helping to upend current employment statistics.

$7,500 DONATED TO SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE

All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. Unfortunately, too many boys and girls go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. Sleep in Heavenly Peace believes that a bed is a basic need for proper physical, emotional and mental support that every child needs. It’s addressing this need here in Minnesota (and in communities all over the US and Canada) by leveraging donations like ours and working with volunteers to build, assemble, and deliver topnotch bunk beds to children and families in need. Each bed comes with a mattress, pillow and bedding. With this years donation, we have donated a total of $20,000 to Sleep In Heavenly Peace!

$10,000 DONATED TO THE YMCA YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

When youth ages 14 – 22 in the Midwest who are in or aging out of foster care, the YMCA Youth and Family Services steps in. They provide critical 1:1 coaching and support and access to resources needed to move into adulthood, increase self-sufficiency, and avoid homelessness. They help foster youth set goals, provide culturally relevant life coaching, access to housing funds/programs, connections to resources, life skills training, employment education, counseling and medical care, connections to caring adults, and more. This long-term focus targets a population with significant needs, yet few sources for support. We’re so excited to support the efforts of the YMCA Youth and Family Services program. With this years donation, we have donated a total of $22,500 to The YMCA Youth & Family Services program!

$10,000 DONATED TO WINGS FOR LIFE

One terrible thing we know that occurs in the world of action sports, is that some participants suffer a severe spinal cord injury, resulting in paralysis. Paralysis was long considered permanent, but thanks to advances in research and technology, that view is changing. There is no cure yet, but current research proves that spinal cord repair and regeneration is possible. More and more scientists around the world are confident that a cure for paralysis in humans could be as close as ten to twenty years away. The goal of Wings for Life is to cure spinal cord injury. To do so, the foundation concentrates on supporting research only. 100% of donations supports world-class scientific research and clinical trials and vital new research programs, such as the RESET clinical trial, aimed at regenerating nerve fibers in individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries. With this years donation, we have donated a total of $32,500 to Wings for Life.

$5,000 DONATED TO RIVER TRAIL LEARNING CENTER – BUFFALO BOOSTERS

River Trail Learning Center is a full day Special Education Program for students K-12, in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. All students have a disability, have a current Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), and have significant emotional/behavioral needs. The River Trail Learning Center Buffalo Boosters are school staff, and friends of the school, working to raise money to provide additional activities and enrichment experiences for the students. The $5,000 that has been donated will be used to provide outdoor excursions for disabled youth. For more information on the River Trail Learning Center, please visit www.ahschools.us/rtlc. With this years donation, we have donated a total of $10,000 to River Trail Learning Center – Buffalo Boosters.

EVENT SUPPORT

In 2022, the HHMF brought awareness to our organization and supported youth snowmobile racing opportunities in the Midwest by supporting Sunday Funday ($5,000), as well as the cross-country race series run by Cor Powersports ($3,000).

These opportunities provided by these organizations were exactly the kind of activities and experiences that fueled Hunter’s passion. We’re happy to support them and in doing so, bring attention to our foundation.

Past Differences Made

$7,500 In Donations To Reach For Resources

Reach for Resources supports children, teens and adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions throughout Minnesota. They provide adaptive recreation programs, plus connect individuals with work experiences, housing, in-home […]

$10,000 In Donations to Minnesota Cycling Association

Mountain bike riding and racing is a high school and middle-school sport in Minnesota. The Minnesota Cycling Association is the organization that made that possible. The association and its affiliate teams provide day camps, after school programs, coaches training, and a school-based racing series.

$23,000 In Donations To Forest Lake Area Schools Community Education

Many kids have a desire to participate in sports and other experiential activities. Not every family has the means to afford them. In Forest Lake, MN, which is where Hunter […]

$20,000 In Donations To Crescent Cove

Crescent Cove offers care and support to children and young adults with a shortened life-expectancy, and their families who love them. Around the United States, there are over 4,700 hospice […]

$10,000 In Donations To River Trail Learning Center – Buffalo Boosters

River Trail Learning Center is a full day Special Education Program for students K-12, in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. All students have a disability, have a current Individualized Educational Plan […]

$30,000 In Donations To Every Meal

Right now, more than 300,000 children in MN are living with food insecurity. When these children don’t have access to the free and reduced meal programs at school, they don’t […]

$1,000 Donated To Bags Of Smiles

Bags of Smiles is a volunteer-based non-profit that is bringing Smiles one bag at a time to local pediatric patients at 15 hospitals throughout Minnesota. Their Mission is to provide […]

$12,868 Donated To Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish foundation helps fulfill the wishes of children with a critical illness between ages 2 1/2 – 18 years old. These wishes cover the widest range possible, reflecting the dreams […]

$70,000 In Donations To Snocross Mobile Medical Team

Snocross is an incredible sport, in which outstanding athletes are occasionally injured. When that happens, the Snocross Mobile Medical Team is there with world-class trackside medical care for the athletes […]

$10,000 Donated to Avalanche Alliance – In Memory Of Rob Kincaid

The Avalanche Alliance’s mission is to raise avalanche awareness, facilitate training and improve backcountry safety for motorized users. They do this by supporting the implementation of beacon check stations, and […]

$25,000 In Donations To ERX Motor Park Learn 2 Ride Clinic

Young riders learn how to become a better rider on the track and build character off the track, as some of the best riders in the country mentor young riders […]

$32,500 In Donations To Wings For Life

One terrible thing we know that occurs in the world of action sports, is that some participants suffer a severe spinal cord injury, resulting in paralysis. Paralysis was long considered […]

AED Donated To Border Battle XC

HHMF purchased a automated external defibrillator device to be on hand at all all Border Battle XC races. For more information on Border Battle XC racing. please visit www.borderbattlexc.com.

$5,000 Donated To Bridge For Youth 

The Bridge for Youth is dedicated to providing the connection between the current realities of homelessness and a brighter, safer, more stable future. For more information on Bridge For Youth, […]

$5,000 Donated To The Family Place Garden And Playground Project

The Family Place Garden and Playground Project is a day shelter for families without a permanent home that
offers safety…

$10,000 Donated To Rangers Supporting Rangers

This Forest Lake, MN, organization helps with nutritional support for hungry students, offering a no-questions-asked solution to help with food needs over weekends and school breaks so they arrive Monday […]

$2,500 Donated To Team Kids with Cancer

HHMF donated $2,500 to Team Kids with Cancer.  Team Kids with Cancer is a race car team focused on bringing joy to kids with cancer by allowing them to fulfill […]

$5,000 Donated To Open Doors For Youth

In 2018, the Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation donated $5,000 to help…

$10,016 Donated To The U Of M Masonic Childrens Hospital – Zucker Family Suite & Broadcast Studio

With your generous help, the Hunter Houle Memorial Foundation donated $10,016 towards the cause…