Grants & Community Projects

seward_oldAs an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Seward Community Foundation’s (SCF) 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 may support a broad range of community needs, including but not limited to 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 2019 competitive grants cycle was open from January 16 to February 27. We are not currently accepting applications for the annual competitive cycle. Please see our rolling mini-grant cycle below.

Grants typically range from $1,000 to $10,000.  For grants larger than $10,000, please contact our Program Manager, Amy Hankins, at ahankins@alaskacf.org.

Applications will be accepted from qualified, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalents, such as Tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations) that support charitable organizations and programs in the Seward/Moose Pass area. Grant projects must be completed within one year of award and are subject to the grantee completing an online grant agreement signifying acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant. A final grant report must also be submitted online by the assigned due date. Due dates and the forms to submit for these follow ups can be found by logging into the online grant system.

Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm AKST on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Any overdue grant reports or other follow ups for previous grant awards from ACF and its Affiliates must also be submitted using the online grant system prior to the deadline for the current application to be considered.

Please direct general questions to SCF’s Program Manager, Amy Hankins, at ahankins@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation at affiliate@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.

SCF Competitive Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial


Mini-Grants Available Year-Round

Mini-grants of up to $1,000 are intended to be a flexible funding opportunity that may support a broad range of community needs throughout the year. Please review SCF’s Mini-Grant Guidelines to determine your eligibility before applying.

The Seward Community Foundation’s Advisory Board reviews mini-grant applications at their monthly meeting and the deadline to submit an application for consideration is the first Wednesday of each 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 general questions to SCF’s Program Manager, Amy Hankins, at ahankins@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation at affiliate@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.

SCF Mini-Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

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SCF Grantee Resources

If you are a current Seward Community Foundation (SCF) grantee and are looking for resources on how best to promote or share about the SCF grant your organization received, please click on the resources below.

Communications Guidelines for SCF Grantees

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SCF Logo – PNG version

If you have questions, please contact SCF’s Program Manager, Amy Hankins, at ahankins@alaskacf.org.

Please remember to check when your grant report is due and to complete the required grant report in the same online grant system your organization used to apply for the grant.


 2019 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Name Amount Fund Name
He Will Provide, Inc. Space Rental $3,600 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Independent Living Center TRAILS Support FY 2020 $5,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Kenai Mountains Public Media, Inc. Permanent Main Antenna Purchase & Installation $4,175 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Marathon Wrestling Club Purchase a 40ft. Connex Storage Container $4,300 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Moose Pass Public Library Voices of Moose Pass $3,241 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Area Hospice, Inc. Seward Area Hospice, Inc. $14,000 Frank Dieckgraeff Memorial Fund for Seward Seniors
Seward Prevention Coalition Planet Youth-Icelandic Model Training $5,200 The Anderson Fund, Wellness Fund
Alaska SeaLife Center Ocean Science Club 2019-2020 $9,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Alaska SeaLife Center Taking Flight: Drone Horizons Expo $3,200 The Rupple Fund
Seward Nordic Ski Club Kids Plus Skis = Family Fun $5,500 The Larson Fund
Seward Prevention Coalition Miss Kendra $5,000 Dieter Fund for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Teen Suicide
Seward Prevention Coalition Seward Community Skills: Clay Club $3,800 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward PTA Kids to Slopes 2020 $3,325 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward PTA Seward Community Bike Park $12,207 The Kaanta Fund
Seward PTA Imagination Library Delivery $2,500 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Teen and Youth Center TYC Summer Enrichment Programs $5,000 City of Seward Fund
Moose Pass Volunteer Fire Company Replace Fire Fighter Clothing $10,200 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Sea View Community Services Recovery through Experiential Therapeutic Activities $1,680 Seward Community Foundation

 2019 Mini-Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Name Amount Month Awarded
SOS Pets Road Trip for Cats and Dogs $436 February
Resurrection Bay Historical Society Seward Community Library & Museum Exhibit Upgrade $1,000 February
Marathon Wrestling Club Purchase a Certified Weigh-in Scale $439 February
Inspiring Girls Expeditions Guess the Amount Winner from Frant Announcement Luncheon $1,000 May
Seward Little League Bats $978 May
Kenai Watershed Forum Weed Pulling $250 May
Seward Pride Alliance Pride Event – BBQ $1,000 May
Sea View Community Services CPR/First Aid Skill Instructor Equipment $640 July