North America Outdoor Institute

 

Special Awards and NAOI Honors

2012 Governor’s Proclamation – Governor Sean Parnell proclaims November Avalanche Awareness Education Month

2010 – Governor's Safety Award – NAOI is awarded the Alaska Governor’s Safety Special Recognition award for community service in the field of safety

2012 - Governor's Safety Award - NAOI received the Alaska Governor's Safety Award for the third time in 2012 for Emergency Preparedness and Wildereness Safety educaiton programs for the general public.

 

Major Funding Awards

2013

Arctic Slope Community Foundation

- $144,250–
Snowmobile/Wilderness Safety

Individual Donors

- $1,050
Snowmobile/Wilderness Safety

unrestricted donations

Mat-Valley Federal Credit Union

- $500 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound Emergency Preparedness


 

2012

State of Alaska Division of Parks & Outdoor Rec.

- $15,000–
SnowTrac - Snowmobile Safety

Mat-Valley Federal Credit Union

- $500 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound Emergency Preparedness


BRP/Skidoo

- $3,550 -

Alaska Snowmobile Training


State of Alaska

Dept. of Public Safety

- $25,000 -
Avalanche Awareness

 

Ludlow Foundattion

- $500 -

Youth Safety Programs

Totem Ocean Trailer Express

- $500 -

Youth Wilderness Safety

 

MSHF

- $2,500 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound Emergency Preparedness

Wells Fargo Bank

- $750 -
Youth Wilderness Survival

PICK - CLICK - GIVE

- $750 -

Private donations from individuals

2011

State of Alaska Division of Parks & Outdoor Rec.

- $65,000–
Alaska Safe Trails

Mat-Valley Federal Credit Union

- $500 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound Emergency Preparedness


BRP/Skidoo

- $3,550 -

Alaska Snowmobile Training


State of Alaska

Dept. of Public Safety

- $25,000 -
Avalanche Awareness

 

Meadow Lakes Community Council

- $500 -

Youth Safety Programs

Allen McGhan

- $500 -

Private donations from individuals

 

MSHF

- $5,000 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound Emergency Preparedness

Alaska Division of Parks - SnowTrac

- $15,000 -
Alaska Snowmobile Safety

PICK - CLICK - GIVE

- $1,225 -

Private donations from individuals

2010

Mat-Su Health Foundation

- $45,000 –
Intern Mentoring Project - Mat-Su Valley

Mat-Valley Federal Credit Union

- $500 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound Emergency Preparedness


Mat-Su Regional Medical Center

- $100 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound


State Farm Insurance

- $5,000 -
Alaska Safe and Sound Anchorage and Mat-Su

 

Wal Mart

- $500 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound Emergency Preparedness

COSTCO

- $50 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound Emergency Preparedness

MSHF

- $5,000 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound Emergency Preparedness Mat Su

Alaska Division of Parks - SnowTrac

- $15,000 -
Alaska Snowmobile Safety

Jane Conard

- $100 -
Mat-Su Safe and Sound

2009

Mat-Su Health Foundation
- $45,000 –
Instructor intern training program.
BP/Jessica Stevens Foundation Challenge Grant
- $5,000 –
Mat-Su Health Foundation
- $5,000 –
Alaska Division of Parks
- $9,850 –
Development and construction of resource based interactive training education website.
Sam's Club
- $250 –
State Farm Insurance
- $5,000 –
Mat-Valley Federal Credit Union
- $500 –
Alaska Division of Parks
- $15,000 –
Helmet Safety Incentive program.

2008

Mat-Su Health Foundation
- $50,000 –
Delivery and program development for the Be Summer Smart safety training with an emphasis on ATV/bicycle safety, flora, fauna, firearm, emergency outdoor medical, orienteering, and water.
AMDS
- $10,000 –
Helmet discounts, use of snowmobile, ATV’s, trailer and tent for research and education purposes
Elihu Foundation
- $11,000 –
Extended bridge grant for equipment upgrades
Alaska Division of Parks
- $15,000 –
Alaska Statewide winter safety education
H2O Guides, Inc.
- $12,000 –
Winter and Summer training instructors
Wells Fargo Bank Wasilla
- $500 –
Summer training programs
Fred Meyer / Kroger Foundation
- $1,000 –
Winter safety education materials and incentive awards
Mat-Su Health Foundation
- $25,000 –
Mat-Su Valley winter safety education
REI Anchorage
- $500 –
Avalanche training facility and incentive awards

2007

Elihu Foundation
- $11,000 –
annual review, approval and payment – Purchase additional technology equipment and provide Be Snow Smart education training programs in Alaska.
Mat-Su Health Foundation
- $35,000 –
Snowmobile Helmet safety training - $15,000 used to purchase snowmobile helmets and $20,000 used to deliver training education programs to the residents of the Mat-Su Valley.
Alaska Trails Grant
- $29,013 –
Alaska Outdoor Safety Education. Be Summer Smart program development and testing in Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley and Valdez
AMDS
- $5,000 –
Helmet discounts, use of snowmobile for research and education purposes.
H2O Guides, Inc.
- $7,500 –
Winter and Summer training instructors
Alaska Snow Track Grant
- $15,000 –
Snowmobile Helmet Safety training – Purchased snowmobile helmets to be sold at $25 each for training attendance incentives.
REI Anchorage
- $500 –
Avalanche training facility and incentive awards
Wells Fargo Bank Wasilla
- $500 –
Winter Kick-Off training
REI Anchorage
- $500 –
Avalanche training facility and incentive awards

2006

Elihu Foundation
- $11,000 –
Annual review, approval and payment – Alaska state-wide Be Snow Smart Training
REI Anchorage
- $500 –
Avalanche training facility and incentive awards
Alaska State Snow Track Grant
- $15,000 –
Curriculum Symposium for program development education materials.
H2O Guides, Inc.
- $10,000 –
Avalanche training instructors
Mat-Su Health Foundation
- $4,000 –
Avalanche awareness training sessions for Mat-Su Valley residents

2005

Elihu Foundation
- $11,000 –
($33,000 total with annual payments based on success of project.) Purchased DVD projector, screen, computer for training. Balance of funds used to produce safety materials and Be Snow Smart Powerpoint presentations
Alaska Dept. of Public Safety
- $25,000 –
State of Alaska avalanche awareness education training
H2O Guides, Inc.
- $5,000 –
Avalanche training instructors

2004

Outfitters of America
- $1,500 –
Avalanche awareness training program set up.
H2O Guides, Inc.
- $1,500 –
Avalanche training instructors
Alaska State Snow Track Grant
- $15,000 –
Avalanche awareness education program development and test training state-wide in Alaska