As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Ketchikan Community Foundation’s goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for Ketchikan area 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 Ketchikan area. Grants support a broad range of community needs, including 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 2017 competitive grants cycle was open from February 15 to March 31 and we are not currently accepting applications. 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 programmatic and general questions to KCF’s Program Manager, Rebekka Esbjornson, at email@example.com. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-274-6708.
2017 Grant Awards
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Southcentral Alaska||More Members, More Often||$1,000|
|Friends of the Ketchikan Public Library||Children’s Community Garden||$2,700|
|Great Alaska Council/Boy Scouts of America||Ketchikan Scout Membership||$1,000|
|Ketchikan Gymnastics Club||Location Move for KGC||$5,000|
|Ketchikan Kanayama Exchange||International Instruction for Ketchikan Youth||$2,000|
|Ketchikan Killer Whales Swim Club||Southeast Alaska Championship Swim Meet||$2,000|
|Ketchikan Softball Club||Helmets and Gear||$600|
|Ketchikan Wellness Coalition||Ketchikan Youth Support Network||$2,000|
|Ketchikan Youth Court||Prime For Life Tuition Assistance||$1,500|
|Ketchikan Youth Initiatives||KYI Youth to Work – YCC Art Shoppe & Admin Shoppe||$2,000|
|LifeFit Alaska||LifeFit Strength Camp||$2,000|
|Rural Alaska Community Action Program||Ketchikan Head Start Creative Curriculum for Preschool||$6,900|
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