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.


COVID-19 Response Grants

Seward Community Foundation is currently accepting requests for grants that support basic needs in Seward and Moose Pass.  Please send your request to seward@alaskacf.org.

Please review Seward Community Foundation’s Annual Grant Guidelines to determine your organization’s eligibility before sending your request.


Annual Grant Program

Our 2020 annual grant program was open from January 15 to February 21, 2020. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $10,000.  For grants larger than $10,000, please contact our local Program Manager, Amy Hankins, at ahankins@alaskacf.org.

The Seward Community Foundation (SCF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), seeks applications from qualified, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalents, such as: Tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations) that are based in or serve the communities of Seward and/or Moose Pass. SCF grants support a broad range of charitable community needs in the areas of: health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, animal welfare, community development, and many other charitable activities that benefit Seward and Moose Pass communities. To be considered, eligible grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm AKST on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Please review Seward Community Foundation’s Annual Grant Guidelines to determine your organization’s eligibility before applying.

Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm AKST on Friday, February 21, 2020. 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 local Program Manager, Amy Hankins, at: ahankins@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grants system to ACF’s Affiliate Program staff at: affiliate@alaskacf.org or call 907-334-6700.

Important Notes for Grantees

  • Required Online Grant Agreement: If awarded, grantees must complete an online grant agreement signifying acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant prior to the grant award being released.
  • Grant Project/Program Timeline: Grant projects/programs must be completed within one year of the award date, unless the SCF Advisory Board approves a timeline extension for your awarded project/program. Extensions must be requested prior to the grant report due date.
  • Required Grant Report: A grant report is due within one year of the grant award date. Grant reports are submitted online. All due dates, grant agreements, and grant reports are found within the online grants system.
  • Overdue Grant Report(s): If you are a grantee and have any overdue grant reports for previous grant awards from ACF and/or its Affiliate community foundations, you must complete a final grant report for those previous awards before your organization is eligible to be considered for any current or future grant opportunities from ACF and/or its Affiliate community foundations.

2020 SCF Annual 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 2020 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 5th of each month. If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report, please note that these are completed using the online grant system.

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

2020 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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If you have questions, please contact SCF’s local 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 grants system your organization used to apply for the grant.


 2020 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project NameAmountFund Name
Seward Area Hospice Inc.Volunteer Coordinator Position$12,500Frank Dieckgraeff Memorial Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund
SeaView Community ServicesSupporting Safe Access for Behavioral Health Patients$10,000 
Seward Music AssociationProvide Music Opportunities at Seward Elementary School with the Loss of their Music Program$5,000City of Seward Unrestricted Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund
Alaska SeaLife CenterAlaska SeaLife Center Ocean Sciences Club, 2020-2021$4,500Paul and Sharon Rupple Fund  and Seward Community Foundation Fund
Resurrection Bay Conservation AllianceRBCA’s Living with Bears Program- 2020$4,000Kaanta Community Fund for the Beautification of Seward
Seward Arts CouncilSeward Artists in Schools$3,500Larson Family Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund
AOF RoboticsMoose Pass Robotics Program$2,580Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library (SMPIL)Seward Moose Pass Imagination Library (SMPIL) Monthly Book Delivery$2,500Margaret A. Anderson Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund
Independent Living CenterTRAILS Support FY21$2,500Seward Community Foundation Fund and Seward Wellness Fund
Seward Pride AllianceSeward Pride 2020$1,650Seward Community Foundation Fund
Marathon Wrestling Club2021 Wrestling Season Travel$1,000Seward Community Foundation Fund

 2020 Mini-Grant Awards

Grantee

Project NameAmountMonth Awarded
Seward Sports AssociationWebsite Fees$720January
Quetekcak Native TribeUpdate Office Equipment$1,000January
Boys and Girls Club of the KenaiClubhouse Snacks$1,000January
Seward Arts CouncilSeward Community Winter Movie Series $1,000January
Tsunami BowlProactive Grant $1,000January
Port City PlayersThe Actor’s Nightmare $930.00February
Kenai Public RadioFacilitate Community Conversation and Reporting $700.00March
Boys and Girls Club of the KenaiKeeping Youth Fed During COVID-19 Crisis $1,000.00March
Seward High SchoolGraduation Support $790.00April
Boys and Girls Club of the KenaiPaint and Supplies to Update the Clubhouse $541.36May

2020 COVID-19 Response Grants

Grantee

Project NameAmount
Seward Senior Citizens, Inc.Food Service Items $10,000
Seward Prevention CoalitionFabric for Sewing Gowns $600
Seward Senior Citizens, Inc.Food Delivery Bags $1,200
He Will Provide Food Pantry, Inc.Food Support $3,600
Alaska SeaLife CenterMedical Supplies for Covid-19 Testing Loaned to Providence Seward $625
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai PeninsulaFood Service Items $9,150
Seward Senior Citizens, Inc.Assist with Employment of a dishwasher $6,000
Seward Senior Citizens, Inc.Grant to Support the American Legion $4,500

2018 Major and Mini Grant Archive

2019 Major and Mini Grants Archive