As an organization, our 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.
Currently, grantmaking supports organizations and programs that serve the needs of people of all ages in such areas as health, education, recreation, social services, arts and culture, the environment, and community development. We seek projects that offer maximum impacts for our community and show collaboration with other organizations.
Please feel free to contact any member of the committee if you have a project you hope we’ll support.
Current Grant Cycles
The Seward Community Foundation uses proceeds from its growing permanent endowment to award yearly grants to worthwhile programs in the Seward/Moose Pass area. These grants are intended to support organizations and programs in our community that serve the needs of people in such areas as health, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, and community development.
If you are a current SCF grantee and need to complete a grant report, please note that these reports are within the same online grant system that you used to apply. If you have questions about the online system, contact ACF Senior Program Associate, Mariko Sarafin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her 907-249-6609.
2017 SCF Competitive Grant Program is currently accepting applications.
The 2017 SCF grant program is now open from January 1st, 2017 with a deadline for applications on March 1st, 2017 by 5pm.
Grant applications must be submitted online. The only uploaded documents that will be accepted are the project budget worksheet and past grant final reports.
Questions? Applicants are encouraged to contact SCF or an advisory board member to discuss, develop and receive feedback on their project. If you have questions regarding the online grants system, please contact The Alaska Community Foundation’s Senior Program Associate, Mariko Sarafin, at email@example.com or call 907-249-6609. We are here to help!
Successful applicants will be notified by mid-April. Grant awards event will be held in May.
Typical grant amounts will be between $1,000 and $5,000. Grants in greater amounts may be considered, but please contact SCF in advance to discuss your proposal.
The mission of the Seward Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the Seward/Moose Pass area by addressing and assisting local needs, funded from a permanent endowment actively supported by our citizens.
2017 SCF Mini-Grants Open Year-Round Online
Mini-Grants from the Seward Community Foundation are available throughout the year. These are a quick method to assist nonprofit organizations and projects in the Seward/Moose Pass communities. Effective January 1st, 2015, the maximum grant award is up to $1,000 and can be applied for easily with our new online application.
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 first time applicant, please read through the Applicant tutorial below. If you have additional questions about the online system please contact ACF’s Senior Program Associate, Mariko Sarafin at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: 907-249-6609.
|Grantee||Program Description||Date||Amount||Fund Name|
|Seward Nordic Ski Club||Mini-grant to support the Moose Pass Rendezvous Ski Race||Jan. 26, 2015||$475.62||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Seward Senior Center||Support to purchase food for Seward seniors||Jan. 26, 2015||$1,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Seward PTSA||Support for the Kenai Peninsula College Jump Start Program||Jan. 26, 2015||$500||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Qutekcak Native Tribe||Support for the Seward Native Youth Olympics (NYO) State Meet||Feb. 25, 2015||$1,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Seward High School||Support for the Spoke Word program for students||Feb. 25, 2015||$1,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|SeaView Community Services||Matching grant for Special Needs Housing project||March 3, 2015||$1,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Independent Living Center||Support for the TRAILS program||April 1, 2015||$6,750||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Moose Pass Public Library||Disc cleaning equipment for community||April 1, 2015||$2,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Qutekcak Native Tribe||Support for the Child Development Center playground||April 1, 2015||$22,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund & The Larson Family Fund|
|SeaView Community Services||Volunteer hospice feasibility project support||April 1, 2015||$20,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|SeaView Community Services||Support for volunteer management software||April 1, 2015||$8,960||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Alaska SeaLife Center||Volunteer housing program support||April 1, 2015||$2,125||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Alaska SeaLife Center||Ocean Sciences Club program support||April 1, 2015||$8,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund & the Paul C. Rupple Fund|
|Seward Little League||Support to purchase a pitching machine for youth team||April 1, 2015||$2,500||Seward Community Foundation Fund & the Seward Wellness Fund|
|Seward PTSA||Support for a physical activity field for Seward Middle School||April 1, 2015||$5,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund & the City of Seward Fund|
|Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library||Imagination library monthly book delivery program support||April 1, 2015||$6,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|SOS Pets||Spay/Neuter program support||April 1, 2015||$2,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Seward Boys & Girls Club||Support for the Da’Vinci program||April 1, 2015||$5,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund & the Margaret A. Anderson Fund|
|Seward Police Department||Support for the Pet Vaccination Clinic||April 2, 2015||$793.80||Seward Community Foundation Fund|