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.
Annual Grant Program
Our 2020 annual grant program is 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.
2019 Grant Awards
|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
|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|
|Seward PTA||Okaidja Afroso Ghanaian Culture and Music Residency||$1,000||September|
|Seward Elementary School||Seward Elementary Art Residency Program||$527||September|
|Iron Mountain FFA||National FFA Convention in Indianapolis||$1,000||October|
|Alaska SeaLife Center||2019 Holiday Party||$1,000||October|
|Alaska SeaLife Center||Small Fry School 2019-2020||$1,000||October|
|Seward Sonics Basketball||Travel and Lodging||$950||October|
|Seward PTA Robotics Team||Travel and Lodging||$1,000||November|
|Seward Arts Council||Room and Auditorium Rent||$1,000||November|
|Sustainable Seward||Downtown Recycling Station||$1,000||November|