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sima foundation

Opportunity. Research. Awareness.

The commercial snow and ice industry now has a 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on helping grow opportunities for workforce development, new advancements in science and research, and enhanced public awareness.

Our Purpose

  1. Providing scholarships and training for activities that attract, develop and retain professionals in the snow and ice management service industry.
  3. Conducting research and benchmarking studies on issues impacting industry stakeholders.
  5. Increasing public and stakeholder awareness on the value of snow and ice management services and their role in risk management and public safety. The SIMA Foundation is an affiliate of the Snow & Ice Management Association.


Snow and Ice Workplace Report

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The Snow & Ice Workplace Report provides labor compensation data for 10 job titles within snow and ice companies from the United States and Canada. It allows you to compare your company to small, medium, and large/multi-location companies on key items. Thanks to sponsor LMN/Greenius.

Current Projects

Profitability & Benchmarking Report

Measure your snow business against industry averages to better plan for your company's future.

Free Report


Industry benchmarking tool

Contribute your information and filter out the data to see where your company lands.

Free Tool

Snow Industry Impact

Get an overview of the private-sector snow and ice management industry's scope and influence. 

Free Report

Give Today

How to Donate

Supplier Donors

For companies that wish to contribute

  • Gold Donor - $10,000
  • Silver Donor - $5,000
  • Bronze Donor - $2,500

$2,500 - $10,000

Make a supplier donation

Individual Donors

For individuals that wish to contribute

  • Gold Donor - $2,500
  • Silver Donor - $1,000
  • Bronze Donor - $500

$500 - $2,500

Make a personal donation

Your donation will support research & benchmarking projects, scholarships & training, and increase public awareness of what the snow & ice industry contributes to. 

Meet Our Board

The Foundation board is comprised of dedicated and engaged industry professionals.


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Foundation support provided by:

Supplier Donors
*Douglas Dynamics
*Caterpillar, Inc.
Spiritus Business Advisors
*East End Group
VSI by Boss
Individual Gold Donors

*Jason Case, ASM, CSP
*Jonathon Crandall, CSP
*Jim Hornung Jr.,CSP
*Frankie Ippolito
*Patrick Kane, CSP
*Mike Mason, CSP
*Paul Vanderzon, ASM
*David Wescott, CSP
Arbutus Landscaping/Ian Ashby, ASM
Allin Rose Consulting

Individual Silver Donors
 *Jeff Heller, CSP
*Michael & Laurie Anderson Charitable Fund
*Robert Young
 Jordan Smith
*Founding Donor
Individual Bronze Donors
Chris James, CSP
Deb Mattson, CSP

General Donors

Jennifer Walth
Greg Cole
Paul Fried
Ray Jones
John Janes
Elzbieta Urbanek
Vincent Marquardt