On April 30th, the Seward Community Foundation (SCF) awarded 12 nonprofits a total of $90,335 in grants at their annual Donor Appreciation and Grant Award Event! It was held at the Rocky Coast Gallery at the SeaLife Center.
The turnout was incredible and there is a wonderful article published in the Seward City News. You can find the article here, SCF Grant Awards.
Representatives from each organization that received a grant were there to accept the awards and speak about the impact the grant will have on making the Seward and Moose Pass communities stronger.
Past advisory board members and current members introduced the organizations and gave the awards out. Jim Frederickson, a past advisory board member of SCF, was the Master of Ceremonies.
Especially touching were the volunteers, parents and kids that spoke about their favorite books and how the Imagination Library, with support from the Seward PTSA, helped them get new books to read, as well as Asian Napolean’s music. Asian sang and played guitar on a heartfelt original song with Helen Lindemuth singing backup. Helen wrote a grant proposal to SCF for support of the Independent Living Center’s TRAILS program, which helps disabled people in the Seward community participate in recreational activities.
To read the full list of 2015 SCF grantees or to get more information on SCF’s grantmaking, go to SCF Grants.
The Seward Community Foundation would like to thank the SeaLife Center for opening up their gallery for the event!
Photos by Allen King and Phyllis Shoemaker