The Snowboard Community Fund

A community fundraiser to help our creative freelancers impacted by the COVID-19 situation.

Over the last few weeks, the world has been full of uncertainties and changing faster than it ever has before. It is clear now that the world we live in will continue to be full of challenges and the COVID-19 outbreak will continue to take a toll on people´s health and the global economy. This sudden economic change is something that everyone in the snowboard community has felt strongly, especially the people who inspire us to go out to snowboard, those who create, and those who build features to make snowboarding more fun.

We are talking about the freelance photographers, videographers, media creators, and park shapers - people that get up earlier, stay out longer and create late into the night to provide the snowboard community with inspiration, documentation, and features.

At Nitro, we are usually spending our time and effort trying to motivate people to join the snowboard community and go outside, get offline and do something worth remembering with friends, but this has had to change during these times. Along with our message to go snowboarding, a few of our core values are giving back to the community, acting like a family, and appreciating those who have helped us get here. Now we have an opportunity to act on these values and create a platform to give back and support these photographers, filmers, creatives, and shapers who are affected by these difficult financial times with the Snowboard Community Fund. If you are one of these freelancers being significantly affected right now, this fund is an opportunity for you. We know that this initial goal of 60,000 EUR initiative is just a start, but we would like to help as many creators of the snowboard community as we can.

The situation and longterm effects are changing every day, but we believe that the snowboarder community can help support those who have always given us amazing photos, videos, artwork, parks, and selfless passion over the years get through this together.


Who is organising this fundraiser?

Nitro Snowboards has taken the initiative to start the Snowboard Community Fund to try to help bring the awareness to this situation and hopefully bring the snowboard community together to build The Snowboard Community Fund into a stand alone organisation that can help key members of our snowboard community when in need. This is just the beginning, but for now it is a team at Nitro Snowboards who is organising this fundraiser.

Who are you raising funds for?

We are raising funds for people who are currently active freelancers within the snowboard community (locally or globally). The Fund is open for everyone to apply. Through their social media accounts, e-mail, the information they provide regarding previous work (employers, projects, parks, resorts, video links, magazines they worked for, etc..), and their current situation we will verify that applicants have actively contributed to the snowboarding scene and are in current need of assistance.

How will the funds be spent?

The funds are meant to make it possible for the freelancers to compensate for their lack of income caused by the COVID-19 crisis. How the money is spent is up to the receivers themselves, it can be covering living costs, office rents, realizing small snowboard related projects when no new on-snow content creation is possible, or just support to help them survive through this economic downturn. Since snowboarding means a lot of people meeting, traveling and having a good time, likely that these freelancers will not be able to work as they used to for a longer time.

How will the collected money be distributed to the freelancers?

The money is collected into the fund which is held by Nitro Snowboards/Andi Aurhammer. After 2 months or when we hit 60.000 Euros, we will have a drawing and we will pick recipients from all verified applicants randomly for every 2.000 Euros. After the drawing, the applicants who are chosen will be contacted, made public within our GoFundMe campaign page and on The Snowboard Community Fund page, and the money will be transferred to the bank account or PayPal account the recipients have provided. We will then ask them for a follow up on how this grant has helped them so we can share the success story with all of the donors and community members.

Freelancers click here for more information of how to join the snowboard community fund :


The Snowboard Community Fund

(version française)

Au cours des dernières semaines, le monde a été plein d'incertitudes et évolue plus rapidement qu'il ne l'a jamais fait auparavant. Il est clair maintenant que le monde dans lequel nous vivons continuera d’être rempli de défis et que l’épidémie de COVID-19 continuera de peser sur la santé des personnes et l’économie mondiale. Ce changement économique soudain est quelque chose que tout le monde dans la communauté du snowboard a ressenti fortement, en particulier les personnes qui nous incitent à faire du snow et ceux qui créent pour rendre le snowboard plus amusant.

Nous parlons des photographes indépendants, des vidéastes, des créatifs et des shappers de parc - des gens qui se lèvent plus tôt, restent plus longtemps et créent tard dans la nuit pour fournir à la communauté du snowboard l'inspiration, la documentation et les outils.

Chez Nitro, nous passons généralement notre temps et nos efforts à essayer de motiver les gens à rejoindre la communauté du snowboard et à sortir, à se déconnecter et à faire quelque chose qui mérite d'être fait avec des amis, mais cela a dû changer pendant cette période. Parallèlement à notre message de faire du snowboard, certaines de nos valeurs fondamentales sont de redonner à la communauté, d'agir comme une famille et d'apprécier ceux qui nous ont aidés à arriver ici. Nous avons maintenant la possibilité d'agir sur ces valeurs et de créer une plate-forme pour redonner et soutenir ces photographes, filmeurs, créateurs et shapers qui sont touchés par ces difficultés financières avec le Snowboard Community Fund. Si vous êtes l'un d’eux ; en ce moment affecté de manière significative, ce fonds est une opportunité pour vous. Nous savons que cet objectif initial de 60 000 euros n'est qu'un début, mais nous aimerions aider autant de créateurs de la communauté du snowboard que possible.

La situation et les effets à long terme changent tous les jours, mais nous pensons que la communauté des snowboarders peut aider à soutenir ceux qui nous ont toujours donné des photos, des vidéos, des œuvres d'art, des parcs et une passion désintéressée au fil des ans. 

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