KCF Awards First Grants to Local Nonprofits

On Friday, May 6th, The Ketchikan Community Foundation awarded their very first grants, totaling over $11,000, to 4 local nonprofits.

  • ·Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council received $1,264 to help 10 local teachers travel to to the Basic Arts Institute in Juneau.
  • ·Ketchikan Theatre Ballet received $2,500 to help support Ketchikan youth attend dance programs.
  • ·Ketchikan Volunteer Hospice received $5,000 to provide bereavement training for volunteers.
  • ·Special Olympics Ketchikan received $2,500 to help support Ketchikan residents receive training and for travel.

Ketchikan Affiliate Board Chair Christa Bruce-Kotrc congratulates Special Olympics Alaska Ketchikan Program on their award

The awards took place at the Tongass Historical Museum, as part of the “Celebration of the Sea” festivities.

2016 KCF Grant Event-christa bruce and A. Fred Miller

Fred Miller receiving an award from KCF on behalf of the Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council

Thanks to the generosity and commitment of many donors and volunteers, the Ketchikan Community Foundation’s endowment fund has now grown to over $260,000 since their inception in 2013, at a place where KCF will now be able to make yearly grants to nonprofits and causes in the community for years to come.

KCF Board Member Mike Cessnun (left)

KCF Board Member Mike Cessnun (left)

Christa presents a grant award to Ketchikan Theater Ballet

Christa presents a grant award to Ketchikan Theater Ballet


KCF thanks everyone who made these awards possible!


2016 Ketchikan Grant Event-Mike Cessnun and Bett Jakubek

Mike Cessnun and Bett Jakubek