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Juneau Hope Endowment Fund/CBJ Social Service Grants

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools in
Eligible Locations for Health and Social Service Programs

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Juneau Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

03/05/21 6:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, agencies, and schools to provide healthcare and social services to communities in eligible locations. Applicants must submit a Letter of Interest prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs that address high priority social issues, including homelessness, suicide prevention, hospice, substance abuse, mental health, and relief for victims of abuse. Funded projects will also meet community needs in the areas of health, education, and income stability. Grants will benefit the residents of Juneau.

The Juneau Hope Endowment Fund was established in September 2014 with the intent of supporting nonprofit organizations and government agencies that provide programs and services in the Juneau community to address the social issues indicated above.

In 2015, the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) started adding their social service block grant funds to the Hope Fund grant program. Annually, the Foundation will award grants to organizations and agencies that address these social issues, funding the highest priority social service needs in Juneau.

CBJ Social Service Grants  are for non-profit organizations to support services, programs, and projects to people in Juneau in these areas:


  • Access to Health Care (affordable healthcare, insurance coverage)
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Substance Abuse (treatment/prevention)
  • Infants and Toddlers (prenatal care, pediatric care, nutrition)
  • Seniors (access to healthcare, prescription medicine, mobility, end of life care, adult daycare)
  • People with Disabilities (access to care, integration into community)


  • Readiness to Learn (literacy fundamentals for all ages)
  • Early Elementary Performance (reading, writing)
  • Success in High School (dropout/graduation rate, disproportionately)
  • Community Building in Schools (student volunteers, parent engagement)

Income Stability:

  • Access to Employment (access to childcare, quality of care)
  • Shelter and Housing (supported/transitional housing emergency shelter, cost of living)
  • Poverty (food, clothing, shelter)
  • Young Adult Stability (employment, teen pregnancy)
  • Family Stability (adult/mentor support and availability, domestic violence)¬†

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166939

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Grants do not have a minimum or maximum funding level.

- Approximately $1.7 million will be available for granting.
- Approximately $1,000,000 will be available for Juneau Hope Endowment Fund grants annually;
- Approximately $750,000 will be available for CBJ Social Service grants after July 30, 2020, subject to funds allocated by the Assembly.

Term of Contract:

Grants are determined each year before the end of April, however funding is not available until after July 15. Grant funds can be expended until June 31 of the following year.

Cooperative proposals: Several agencies addressing a priority may be eligible for multi-year funding. Based on Letter of Interest, the applicant organization will be notified if they are approved for submitting a Cooperative Multi-Year proposal.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Juneau Hope Endowment Fund:
- Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, government entities, and schools demonstrating 3 years of operation in Juneau may apply.
- Coordinated applications with organizations working together are encouraged. An organization may be part of more than one project or program.
- Projects can address more than one of the six funding areas.

CBJ Social Service Grant Funding:
- Funds programs and projects for 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

Guidelines applicable to Hope and CBJ Social Service funding sources:
- Funds are for community nonprofit organizations providing health and social services to Juneau residents;
- Grantees will be required to file interim and final reports to indicate how funds are used and provide outcomes;
- The formal grant application, available in mid-January, will request organizational information demonstrating financial sustainability of the organization and proportion of administrative overhead to delivery of services.

- Hope and CBJ Funds cannot be used for capital projects.
- Following projects will not be considered for Hope and CBJ grants: Maintaining, acquiring, improving, or constructing facilities.
- The following projects will not be considered for Hope grants: Health services that are not directly related to mental health, capital expenditures for housing, or funding for public or private education.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Public Meeting, Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm will be held on Zoom. Anyone interested in this grant process is welcome to attend.

Contact Jenna at to RSVP.

Pre-Application Information:

- Public Meeting, Thursday, December 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm
- Letters of Interest are due, Friday, January 8, 2021 by 6:00 pm.
- Applications are due, Friday, March 5, 2021 by 6:00 pm. Applications must be delivered to the Juneau Community Foundation by this date and time (no email or faxes).
- Anticipated Announcement Date, Early April, 2021

The Foundation requires potential applicants to submit a letter of interest using the Letter of Interest Form.

The formal grant application will be available in mid-January.

Organizations should submit only one application. Guidelines for the two pools of funding are available to help you determine if your project/program is eligible for funding; you do not select which funds you are applying for.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email the Letter of Interest to the Foundation at

Applications should be delivered or mailed to:
Juneau Community Foundation
350 N. Franklin Street, Suite 4
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Phone: (907) 523-5450

For questions, call Amy Skilbred at 907- 321-8884 or at the phone number indicated above.

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