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.

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.

Some of the items on the Foundation’s list include additional mobility and safety equipment, carts and chairs, additional activities supplies, exercise equipment and wall units for storage.

To increase safety and security, an expansion of the camera system is a needful item as is enhancing our resident’s outdoor environments, and improving flooring and bathing systems throughout our facilities.

Future plans for the Apartments include the installation of an elevator, a new entrance lounge with a TV for our tenants to gather and socialize in, and a sheltered outdoor gazebo area.

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