As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Ketchikan Community Foundation’s (KCF) 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 2018 competitive grants cycle will be open from January 26 to March 8. Please review KCF’s Competitive Grant Guidelines to determine your eligibility before applying. For more information, please click here.
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 KCF’s Program Manager, Rebekka Esbjornson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at email@example.com or 907-274-6708.
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2017 Grant Awards
These grant awards were made to nonprofits serving youth.
|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|
2016 Grant Awards
These grant awards were made to nonprofits providing physical and emotional support.
|Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council||Basic Arts Institute||$1,264|
|Ketchikan Theatre Ballet||BalletRanch||$2,500|
|Ketchikan Volunteer Hospice||Bereavement Support Training – Helping Each Other Through Challenging Times||$5,000|
|Special Olympics||Special Olympics Alaska – Ketchikan Community Program Support||$2,500|
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