Soldotna Coronavirus Nonprofit Response Fund

The Alaska Community Foundation

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Next deadline: Aug 11, 2021 5:00pm PDT

Later deadlines: May 12, 2022 2:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $25,000 - US $100,000

Fields of work: Food Security Child Care Services Youth Services Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Homelessness Services Real Estate & Housing Public Transportation & Mass Transit Systems Vaccines Show all

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

Location of residency: United States

990 Snapshot




Since the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency, many area nonprofits have seen a marked increase in demand for their services. Issues that have existed in our community long before the pandemic have been compounded as many households in the Soldotna area have suffered economic hardship and disruption to the activities of daily life.

This competitive grant program aims to provide funding to organizations whose services help to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. The program prioritizes organizations that are addressing the following key issues:

  • Food security
  • Childcare & youth services
  • Mental health support
  • Housing & homelessness prevention
  • Transportation
  • COVID-19 vaccination efforts

The grant program will provide funding to nonprofit organizations that provide essential services to residents of Soldotna and the surrounding area, including organizations that have expanded existing services to meet increased demand during the pandemic and organizations that have added new services to address essential community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations need not be located within Soldotna city limits. However, they must provide services to the residents of Soldotna.

Key Considerations

The CARES Act provides that payments from the SCNRF may only be used to cover costs that:

  • Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  • Result from program expansion or implementation of new programming addressing community needs arising from the pandemic, or from continuation of ongoing operations to provide critical programming to the community; and
  • Are incurred during the period that begins on January 1 and ends on December 31.

Grant awards through this program will range from $25,000 to $100,000. The total allocation for the SCNRF program is $750,000, with $500,000 estimated to be available in the first round, and the balance available in the second round.

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


  • Your organization is one of the following:
    • 501(c)3 public charitable organization with 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3) public charitable status as designated in your IRS Determination letter (including qualified faith-based organizations)
    • 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) charitable organizations, but these funds cannot be utilized for lobbying or advocacy activities.
    • 501(c)(19)
    • Faith-based organization providing social services to the broader community
    • Tribal nonprofit organization including housing authorities
  • And has incurred or will incur expenses in direct response to the coronavirus public emergency in one or more of the following six categories:
    • Medical 
    • Public health expenses
    • Payroll expenses
    • Expenses of actions to facilitate health mandate compliance
    • Expenses associated with the provision of economic support
    • Other expenses reasonable necessary and related to COVID-19


  • The following are not eligible for grant funding:
    • Individuals
    • State or federal government agencies
    • For-profit organizations or businesses
    • Private nonprofit organizations (those not identified in their IRS determination letter as 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3)
    • Requests for support that do not fall within the funding guidelines outlined above
    • Activities that improperly discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed or ethnicity, or grants for religious indoctrination or other religious activities
    • Activities that do not primarily serve the Soldotna area and its residents


This page was last reviewed May 21, 2021 and last updated May 21, 2021