Seward Community Foundation Grant Program

The Alaska Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Deadline: Feb 27, 2019 6:00pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity Hospital / Clinic Elementary / Secondary School College / University Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

Location of residency: Alaska

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Seward Community Foundation Grant Program

The mission of the Seward Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the Seward/Moose Pass area by addressing and assisting local needs, funded from a permanent endowment actively supported by our citizens.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications should detail measurable and achievable outcomes and demonstrate other sources of support, collaboration and/or cooperation. Applications should also address the sustainability of the proposed program or project for which funding is desired. 

Evaluation criteria include but are not limited to the overall merit of the project, the ability of the organization to successfully complete the project, the clarity and measurability of the project’s goal, the feasibility of the time frame given for completion of the project, the number of people served, and a clear and reasonable budget. In an effort to maximize Seward Community Foundation Fund’s resources, please indicate if your requested item(s) are currently available for loan within the community

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  • Eligibility Criteria
    • The Seward Community Foundation seeks applications from qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations that support the organizations and programs in the Seward/Moose Pass area and serve the community’s needs in such areas as health, education, community heritage, the arts, vulnerable populations, recreation, safety, and community and economic development.


  • Preference will be given to applications which have the potential to impact a broad range of Seward/Moose Pass area residents. 


  • Ineligible Organizations or Activities:
    • Individuals, for profit, and 501(c)4 or (c)6 organizations, non-Alaska based organizations and state or federal government agencies are not eligible for competitive grants.
    • Applications for religious indoctrination or other religious activities, endowment building, deficit financing, fundraising, lobbying, electioneering and activities of political nature will not be considered, nor will proposals for ads, sponsorships, or special event and any proposals which discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed or ethnicity.
    • Reimbursement of pre-award costs to a project is also ineligible. 
    • Funding will not be considered for projects that have been completed before the Seward Community Foundation Advisory Board evaluates the proposal.
  • Exceptions:
    • In selected cases, projects undertaken by organizations that normally fall outside the above guidelines may be able to receive funding.
      • Examples include:
      • Religious organizations without religious purpose whose proposal impacts the broader community.
      • units of government whose proposal extends beyond the traditional governmental functions that impact the broader community