July Mini-Grants Awarded

Seward Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the following organizations have received a Mini-grant from the Seward Community Foundation. Mini-grants support projects that makes a positive impact on the Seward and Moose Pass communities.

Seward Prevention Coalition was awarded $940 to support one of Seward Prevention Coalition’s members to attend The Grantsmanship Training Program (GTP). GTP is a five-day interactive training by The Grantsmanship Center. Training includes planning programs, writing proposals, finding and working with funders, and extensive planning exercises, as well as drafting and reviewing real grant proposals. Increased knowledge in grantsmanship will allow the coalition to diversify their funding sources and, in turn, increase the variety of programs offered in the greater Seward/Moose Pass area.

Seward Senior Center was awarded $1,000 to supplement the senior transportation program, a free will donation program for individuals that are 60 and older. The Center provides daily transportation for local area seniors, so they might access medical services, post office, banks, senior shopping, and all of the Seward Senior Center sponsored programs. Currently, the Center provides transportation for 25 low income seniors on a weekly basis to access one of the many community services and programs that are offered here in Seward.

Qutekcak Native Tribe was awarded $1,000 to support Alaska Native Art Classes. For the past several years, Qutekcak Native Tribe has offered Alaska Native art classes on Wednesdays to the community of Seward. Classes are taught by two Alaska Native artists at no cost and are open to anyone and everyone who would like to participate. Classes have consisted of carving, basket weaving, drum making, kuspuk sewing, and more. Building on the previous success, future goals of the classes will be to educate students, teachers, and families about Alaska Native arts and to travel to local schools and nursing homes.

Mini-grants from the Seward Community Foundation are available throughout the year. These are intended to be a flexible local funding opportunity that can respond to community needs throughout the year. Available since January 2015, mini-grants are awarded up to $1,000 and benefit the residents of the Seward and Moose Pass area.

If you are a nonprofit that is interested in learning more, please visit our Grants Page.