Grants & Community Projects

seward_oldAs an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Seward Community Foundation’s goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for Seward and Moose Pass residents, addressing immediate needs while working toward long-term improvements. We are continually listening and learning about what is important to you.

We use proceeds from our growing permanent endowment to award yearly grants to support charitable organizations and programs in the Seward/Moose Pass area. Grants support a broad range of community needs, including health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. We seek projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of residents and show collaboration with other organizations.

Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.


Competitive Grants Cycle

Our 2017 competitive grants cycle was open from January 1 to March 1 and we are not currently accepting applications. If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow up, please note that these are completed using the online grant system.

Please direct programmatic and general questions to SCF’s Program Manager, Allison Fong, at afong@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at srivera@alaskacf.org or 907-274-6708.

SCF Competitive Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial


Mini-Grants Available Year-Round

Mini-grants up to $1,000 are available from the Seward Community Foundation throughout the year. These are a quick method to assist nonprofit organizations and projects in the Seward/Moose Pass area. Please review SCF’s Mini-Grant Guidelines to determine your eligibility before applying.

The Seward Community Foundation’s Advisory Board will review applications after they are submitted and at their next scheduled meeting, which are generally the 3rd Wednesday of every month. If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow up, please note that these are completed using the online grant system.

Please direct programmatic and general questions to SCF’s Program Manager, Allison Fong, at afong@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at srivera@alaskacf.org or 907-274-6708.

SCF Mini-Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

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 2017 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Name Amount Fund Name
Alaska SeaLife Center ASLC Ocean Sciences Club 2017-2018 $8,250 Seward Community Foundation Fund and Paul and Sharon Rupple Fund
Bear Creek Volunteer Fire & EMS Technical Rescue Equipment $2,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Independent Living Center TRAILS Support $6,945 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Lowell Point Volunteer Fire Department Tanker/Pumper Gear Fit Out $1,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Moose Pass Public Library Expanding patron opportunities at the Moose Pass Public Library $2,980 Seward Community Foundation Fund
SeaView Community Services Furniture for Group Home Residents $3,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
SeaView Community Services Empowering Families Through Parenting Support and Education $3,210 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Area Hospice Seward Area Volunteer Hospice Care $41,382 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Band and Choir Boosters Association Expanding music opportunities at Seward Schools through additional instruments and artist concerts $5,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Community Library Association Friends of the Library Strategic Plan $1,500 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Middle School Maker Lab $3,495 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Nordic Ski Club Nordic Ski Grooming Fleet Improvements $5,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Prevention Coalition Building a Community Garden in Seward $8,151 Seward Community Foundation Fund, Kaanta Community Fund, and Larson Family Fund
Seward PTSA Seward Moose Pass Imagination Library Monthly Book Delivery $3,500 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward PTSA Theater For All – Cascada De Flores $5,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund and Margret A. Anderson Fund
Seward Senior Center Modernization of Senior Services $10,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund and Frank Dieckgraeff Memorial Fund for Seward Seniors
Teen and Youth Center (TYC) Enrichment activities for Seward youth summer programs $2,500 Seward Community Foundation Fund and City of Seward Fund
Wellness For All Seward Strong $2,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund and Seward Wellness Fund

 2017 Mini-Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Name Amount Month Awarded
Seward High School Spoken Word Poetry $1,000 January
Seward Middle School Dasha and Kima Poetry Slam Workshop at Seward Middle School $1,000 January
Seward Senior Center Senior Nutrition Program Improvements $1,000 January
SOS Pets First Aid $1,000 January
SOS Pets Outdoor Cat Center $1,000 January
Seward Middle School Maker Lab $1,000 February
AOF Robotics Rockfish Barotrauma Signs $5,00 March
Seward Arts Council Lighting Equipment $1,000 March
Seward Community Library Association Photo Collection Materials $1,000 March
Boys and Girls Clubs Mentoring Program Curriculum $911 April
Seward Little League T-ball Batting Helmets $480 May
Seward Library Association Supplies  for Lego Club $650 May
Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance School Yard Habitat Maintenance $750 May
Seward Prevention Coalition Grantsmanship Training Program $940 June
Seward Senior Center Precious Cargo On Board $1,000 June
Quetkcak Native Tribe Art Program $1,000 June