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Kahtoola Grants $28,000 to Nonprofits and Projects Dedicated to Indigenous Cultures

April 7, 2021

Kahtoola, creator of award-winning MICROspikes®, EXOspikes™ and NANOspikes® brand traction and performance-driven gaiters, is happy to announce that its “Kahtoola for the People” grant program has awarded $28,000 in the first quarter of 2021. Recipients include Zanskar Films, Esperanca, One New Education and Elevate Nepal. Celebrating its 22nd year of giving, Kahtoola’s next round of grant applications will be reviewed in June and nonprofits are encouraged to apply by June 1, 2021 at

First up was a $10,000 grant to Elevate Nepal to support its mission to provide the Nepalese people access to resources for the responsible development of a sustainable community. Building on a Kahtoola grant from 2020, Elevate Nepal continues its work with the Ananda Jyoti Agriculture School in the community of Begnas Tal, Nepal. This year’s grant money will help pay for teacher salaries, the purchase of land, improve school technology and support for scholarship programs for incoming students to learn about sustainable, organic agriculture.

The second $10,000 grant of 2021 was awarded to Esperanca to focus on youth health initiatives in three rural communities of the Q’eros Nation in the Peruvian region of the Andes. Grant funds will be utilized to connect with 148 indigenous families to assist with projects that improve the nutritional status and quality of life of children and adolescents. Funds will assist in projects that reduce chronic malnutrition and improve oral health. For more information on Esperanca’s work, please visit