As 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grants system to ACF’s Affiliate Program staff at: email@example.com 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.
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 first Wednesday 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grants system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program staff at: email@example.com or call 907-334-6700.
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.
If you have questions, please contact SCF’s local Program Manager, Amy Hankins, at: firstname.lastname@example.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
|Project Name||Amount||Fund Name|
|Seward Area Hospice Inc.||Volunteer Coordinator Position||$12,500||Frank Dieckgraeff Memorial Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|SeaView Community Services||Supporting Safe Access for Behavioral Health Patients||$10,000|
|Seward Music Association||Provide Music Opportunities at Seward Elementary School with the Loss of their Music Program||$5,000||City of Seward Unrestricted Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Alaska SeaLife Center||Alaska SeaLife Center Ocean Sciences Club, 2020-2021||$4,500||Paul and Sharon Rupple Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance||RBCA’s Living with Bears Program- 2020||$4,000||Kaanta Community Fund for the Beautification of Seward|
|Seward Arts Council||Seward Artists in Schools||$3,500||Larson Family Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|AOF Robotics||Moose Pass Robotics Program||$2,580||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library (SMPIL)||Seward Moose Pass Imagination Library (SMPIL) Monthly Book Delivery||$2,500||Margaret A. Anderson Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Independent Living Center||TRAILS Support FY21||$2,500||Seward Community Foundation Fund and Seward Wellness Fund|
|Seward Pride Alliance||Seward Pride 2020||$1,650||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
|Marathon Wrestling Club||2021 Wrestling Season Travel||$1,000||Seward Community Foundation Fund|
2020 Mini-Grant Awards
|Project Name||Amount||Month Awarded|
|Seward Sports Association||Website Fees||$720||January|
|Quetekcak Native Tribe||Update Office Equipment||$1,000||January|
|Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai||Clubhouse Snacks||$1,000||January|
|Seward Arts Council||Seward Community Winter Movie Series||$1,000||January|
|Tsunami Bowl||Proactive Grant||$1,000||January|
|Port City Players||The Actor’s Nightmare||$930.00||February|
|Kenai Public Radio||Facilitate Community Conversation and Reporting||$700.00||March|
|Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai||Keeping Youth Fed During COVID-19 Crisis||$1,000.00||March|
|Seward High School||Graduation Support||$790.00||April|
|Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai||Paint and Supplies to Update the Clubhouse||$541.36||May|
2020 COVID-19 Response Grants
|Seward Senior Citizens, Inc.||Food Service Items||$10,000|
|Seward Prevention Coalition||Fabric 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 Center||Medical Supplies for Covid-19 Testing Loaned to Providence Seward||$625|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula||Food 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|