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 will be open from January 16 to February 27. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $10,000.  For grants larger than $10,000, please contact our Program Manager, Allison Fong, at afong@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, Allison Fong, at afong@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation at grants@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.

SCF Competitive Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

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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, Allison Fong, at afong@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation at grants@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.

SCF Mini-Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

Apply Now


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 Program Manager, Allison Fong, at: afong@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.


 2018 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Name Amount Fund Name
Alaska SeaLife Center ASLC Ocean Sciences Club 2018-19 $3,000 Paul and Sharon Rupple Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund
Alaska SeaLife Center Engaging Seward in community sciences: A pilot project for local environmental observations $5,269 Kaanta Community Fund for the Beautification of Seward
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula-Seward Unit Project Learn $3000 Margaret A. Anderson Fund and Seward Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund
Girl Scouts of Alaska Girl Scout Day Camp in Seward $1,500 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Independent Living Center TRAILS Support FY19 $5,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District / Seward Middle School Seward Middle School Library/Learning Center $2,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Marathon Wrestling Club 2019 Van & Hotel Rental for Team Tournament Travel $6,239 L:arson Family Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund
Moose Pass Public Library Bookshelves for the Moose Pass Public Library $4,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Moose Pass Volunteer Fire Company Compressor for Refilling Emergency Breathing Air Apparatus $8,599 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Area Hospice Inc. Seward Area Hospice, Inc $33,054 Frank Dieckgraeff Memorial Fund for Seward Seniors, Wellness Fund, and Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Little League 2018 Equipment $1,748 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Prevention Coalition Ice and Multisport Feasibility Study $9,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Prevention Coalition Sources of Strength Trainer Certification $5,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward PTSA Seward Moose Pass Imagination Library Monthly Book Delivery $4,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Seward Seaman’s Mission Basketball Court Upgrade $2,000 Seward Community Foundation Fund
SOS Pets Spay and Neuter Programs for Local Pets $2,940 Seward Community Foundation Fund
Teen and Youth Center Seward TYC Summer Day Camp Program $5,000 City of Seward Fund and Seward Community Foundation Fund

 2018 Mini-Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Name Amount Month Awarded
Qutekcak Native Tribe Elder Fall Protection Program $1,000 January
Seward Arts Council Fletcher Movie Series: Wonder $1,500 January
Seward Wellness For All Diabetes Prevention Program $1,000 January
He Will Provide Food Bank Food Stuffs $2,000 January
Seaview Community Services Furniture for Passages $1,000 February
Wellness for All Diabetes Conference $846 February
Marathon Wrestling Club Van Rental 3 [March] Tournaments $500 March
Marathon Wrestling Club Van Rental 4 April Tournaments $500 March
Seward Arts Council Music Sheets for Community Band $1,000 March
Seward Nordic Ski Club Website Update $1,000 March
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula Curriculum Materials $1,000 April
Seward Prevention Coalition Sustainable Seward: Electronics Recycling Event $1,000 April
Marathon Wrestling Club State Wrestling Tournament Hotel Lodging $500 May
Seward Police Department Pet Vaccination Clinic 2018 $600 May
Seward Sports Association, Inc 2018 Summer Softball league $1,000 May
Seward Area Hospice “Pay it Forward” Challenge Award from SCF Donor Appreciation Event $100 May
Seward Senior Center Transportation for Senior Citizens $3,000 July
Independent Living Center Ceramics Kiln $1,000 July
Alaska Sea Life Center Small Fry School $1000 September
Alaska Sea Life Center Seward Community Holiday Party $1000 October
Seward Arts Council Room Rent for Community Band Practice $450 October
Seahawk Boosters Sports Teams Support $400 November
Seward Bike Park SCF Board Proactive Grant $2500 November
Seward Arts Council Skip and Marie Fletcher Movie Series “Earn a Ticket” $1000 December
Bunnell Streets Arts Center Seward Artist in Schools $1000 December
Seward PTSA Missoula Children’s Theater Residency $1000 December