The M. Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus) Foundation is a non-profit organization that is responsible for the operations of Kopernik Lodge and Kopernik Apartments.

Donation monies are used for the betterment of the facilities
and enhancing the lives of our residents/tenants.

Previous Projects
In past years, the Foundation helped finance badly needed flooring in the Dining Room, Lounge Area, and Front Entranceway that has brought new warmth and a true feeling of “home” to our residents.

TV Polonia was also installed in all the individual rooms and lounges in the Lodge, and in all the individual suites in the Apartments, providing 24 hour Polish and cable coverage for all to enjoy.

The Foundation also financed the construction of a new automatic door opening entranceway, enabling our seniors (especially those in wheelchairs or walkers), greater accessibility to the outside grounds.

A sheltered outdoor gazebo area was added for the enjoyment of tenants.

Current & Upcoming Work
Our projects and plans cover items both large and small – to improve our resident’s amenities, to add additional comfort or to expand our services and facilities.

Future plans for the Apartments include replacing the existing building with a new independent living facility that will provide over 90 comfortable one-bedroom apartments as well as indoor amenity spaces for meetings and social functions.

Your support of the Foundation means support of our Seniors.

Other Programs That Benefit
The Foundation also finances many other projects including bus excursions, outings and concerts, and contributes to the staff appreciation parties.

Each restricted contribution designated towards an approved fund, program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a fund, program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by Kopernik Lodge, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such fund, program or project will be used where needed most.

Income Tax Deductible
Donors making donations of more than $20.00 will be issued receipts for income tax purposes.


On behalf of the residents and tenants whose lives you are helping to improve, we wish to thank you.

Board of Directors
Kopernik Foundation