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The Seward Community Foundation formed in 2008 as an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation. Since our inception, we have focused on growing the Seward Community Foundation Fund – an unrestricted, permanently endowed fund, that allows the most flexibility to determine how best to meet current and future community needs. The funds listed below are advised upon by the Seward Community Foundation advisory board.

Gifts to the following funds are eligible for The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation 1:1 match:

  • Seward Community Foundation Fund
  • Seward Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund

Seward Community Foundation Fund (Unrestricted Grantmaking)

This is our flagship granting endowment fund.  The earnings from this endowment are used to award grants through a competitive grant cycle to local qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits.  This flexible endowment meets the current needs of our community as they arise. These needs may address any number of issues, such as: social services, hunger, education, arts, and humanities, environmental, and youth services. As this endowment grows, so does our ability to support causes that Alaskans care about.

Seward Affiliate Non-Endowed Operating Fund

This is a non-endowed fund that we use for our short-term, operational needs.

City of Seward Unrestricted Fund

This is a fund to meet the ever-changing needs in Seward, Alaska advised on by the SCF Advisory Board.

Frank Dieckgraeff Memorial Fund for Seward Seniors

This is an endowment fund, created in memory of Frank Dieckgraeff, to support opportunities for senior citizens in Seward, Alaska. Advised upon by the SCF Advisory Board.

Larson Family Fund of the Seward Community Foundation

 This is an endowment fund to meet the ever-changing needs in Seward advised on by the SCF Advisory Board.

Paul C. Rupple Fund of The Seward Community Foundation

This is an endowment fund to meet the ever-changing needs in Seward advised on by the SCF Advisory Board

Seward Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund

This is the vehicle for the SCF to become self-sustaining by growing a fund that is specifically designed to support our operations. The interest earned from this fund goes to support operating costs, such as: grant programs, newsletters, community events, office operations, marketing, and outreach. This fund is also used to sponsor training events for SCF and local nonprofit leaders. The Operating Endowment Fund is essential to achieving our mission and supporting our community.

Dieter Family Endowment Fund for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Teen Suicide

 This Field of Interest Endowment is part of the Seward Community Foundation, which shall make grant recommendations from this fund. Earnings from the endowment will be used for grantmaking in the following areas. The SCF may determine on an annual basis whether grants will be made to one or both areas, based on the most pressing needs and opportunities to address these areas: 1) Prevention of domestic violence and abuse of women and children in the Seward, Alaska area; and 2) Teenage suicide prevention in the Seward, Alaska area.

Kaanta Community Fund for the Beautification of Seward

This is a fund to support the beautification of Seward, Alaska. Advised upon by the SCF Advisory Board.

Margaret A. Anderson Fund of the Seward Community Foundation

This is an endowment fund established to meet the ever-changing needs in Seward that is advised upon by the SCF Advisory Board.

Seward Wellness Fund

This is a fund to support health and wellness initiatives for residents living in the Seward and Moose Pass area advised on by the SCF Advisory Board.

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