CIRI Foundation: Education Project Grants

CIRI Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $6,000

Next deadline: Nov 1, 2019

Later deadlines: Mar 1, 2020, Jun 1, 2020, Sep 1, 2020

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

Location of residency: Preferred: Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Other eligible locations: Alaska

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About this funder:



The CIRI Foundation (TCF) offers project grants to non-profit organizations, tribal organizations, and individuals sponsored by a non-profit organization who are Alaska Native original enrollees of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and/ or their lineal descendants. These grants are available to support projects that affect and/or involve Alaska Native beneficiaries of CIRI and further the education and heritage goals of TCF.

Education Project Grant funding is available to support projects that affect and/or involve Alaska Native beneficiaries of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and further the following education goals of TCF:

  • Promote quality of learning and educational experiences for Alaska Natives from the early learning years through adulthood, recognizing the importance of lifelong learning.
  • Examine educational issues and opportunities and to identify possible solutions to eliminate those factors that hinder successful achievement by Alaska Natives in their educational pursuits.
  • Foster educational enrichment programs that improve the quality of life for Alaska Natives.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Non-profit organizations (including but not limited to schools, colleges, cultural centers and museums)
  • Tribal organizations with preference given to organizations located within the Cook Inlet region. 
  • Individuals who are enrollees to Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and/or their lineal descendants who are sponsored by a non-profit organization.


  • Priority will be given to grant applications submitted by organizations located within the geographic boundaries of the Cook Inlet region of Alaska or those submitted by Cook Inlet Region, Inc. original enrollees and/or their lineal descendants.