To be nourished, feel safe, be loved, and respected. These are considered basic conditions for developing happy humans and their communities. Because of donors like you, the Seward Community Foundation is able to meet needs across our community as they arise. Gifts from you and other donors have allowed us to reach the incredible milestone of granting more than $500,000 to our community since 2008.
Each grant request tells a story about our community. From the 2017 grant requests alone we learned that the Nordic Ski Club grooms approximately 28 miles of trails during the winter ski season. Kids in the Ocean Sciences Club at the Alaska Sealife Center have assisted in necropsies of common murres, seals, octopus, and Humboldt squid. Seaview Community Services offers essential parenting classes to families who would otherwise have to travel out of town to receive this training. The Seward Arts Council, Seward Music Association, and the Seward PTA collaborate annually to bring professional musicians, theater groups, and arts programs to the schools and community. And the Seward Area Hospice offered a class about the Five Wishes, and living wills. Our area nonprofits are made up of people helping each other to realize, maintain, and enrich the quality of life in our community.
Now that the year is coming to a close, please consider a year-end contribution to help us continue to make a better community for all of us, now and forever.
Your impact will be doubled thanks to Rasmuson Foundation and The Alaska Community Foundation. They have committed to match donations raised, dollar-for-dollar, up to $185,000 to SCF endowed funds through 2020. Achieving the Match Challenge will add $250,000 to our grant endowments and $120,000 to our operating endowment, but we can’t reach this goal without your support. Your gifts can be made easily and securely online at www.sewardcf.org/give-today.
At this time of year for celebration and gratitude, I am indeed grateful you choose to partner with the Seward Community Foundation. We simply couldn’t make a difference in our community without your support.
With much gratitude,
Seward Community Foundation Advisory Board Chair