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2018 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation (JSCF) Grant Program

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, and Tribes for Health, Education,
Arts, and the Environment in the Upper Susitna Valley

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The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) - Jessica Stevens Community Foundation (JSCF)

Deadline Date:

07/09/18 5:00 PM AKST


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Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 Alaska nonprofit organizations, Tribal entities, faith-based organizations, and schools for community benefit programs in the Upper Susitna Valley. Funding is intended for the focus areas of community enrichment, innovative education, arts and culture, compassionate healthcare, and the active enjoyment of the natural environment.

Preference will be given to applications which have the potential to impact a broad range of Upper Susitna Valley area residents. 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, and the number of people served.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172106

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $500 to $3,000.

Term of Contract:

Awarded grant proposals must be completed within one year of receiving a grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Jessica Stevens Community Foundation (JSCF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), seeks applications from qualified, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalents, such as Tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations) that support charitable organizations and programs in the Upper Susitna Valley area.

Ineligible organizations or activities: Individuals, for-profit, 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), and non-Alaska based organizations, private or family foundations, and state and 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 events and any proposals which discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed, or ethnicity.

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 whose proposal impacts the broader community, and units of government whose proposal extends beyond the traditional governmental functions that impact the broader community.

Fiscal Sponsorship: Ineligible organizations may be able to receive funding for projects if they seek support from a qualified organization who is willing to provide fiscal sponsorship. Fiscal sponsors must agree to take legal and fiscal responsibility for accepting grant funds from JSCF on behalf of the ineligible organization. A letter from a fiscal sponsor must be submitted with the application for the project be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm AKST on Monday, July 9, 2018.

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Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online application system to ACF’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at 907-274-6708 or

Please direct general questions to JSCF’s Program Manager, Kara Walker, at

The Alaska Community Foundation
Located at 3201 C Street, Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99503

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska: Upper Susitna Valley