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Grants & Community Projects

seward_oldAs 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 msarafin@alaskacf.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 msarafin@alaskacf.org 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.

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Grant Guidelines

Online Applicant Tutorial

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: msarafin@alaskacf.org or by calling: 907-249-6609.

Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Applicant Tutorial

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 2015 Grants

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