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Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) Grant Program

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits and Government
Agencies to Benefit Chilkat Valley Area Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) - Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF)

Deadline Date:

09/26/18 5:00 PM AKST


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Grants of up to $6,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, local and tribal government agencies, schools, and faith-based organizations for a wide range of programs and projects that benefit those living and working in the Chilkat Valley area. Funding will be provided for proposals that address a broad range of community needs, including health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development.

Applications are being considered in three (3) grant categories:

1. Operating Support Grants may be awarded to sustainable organizations in amounts not to exceed 10% of the organization’s secured cash annual budget.
2. New Program and Special Project Grants may be awarded for programs and projects that are not undertaken on an annual basis. A grant requesting $1,000 or more is a Challenge Grant at a ratio of 1:1 (i.e. grantees must raise $1 to receive $1). The recipient’s match must be raised by the end of the grant cycle. Grants of $500 to $999 do not require a match.
3. Capital Grants (i.e. grants for construction, remodel, renovation, technology, furniture, equipment, etc.) may be awarded as the local match to another funding source. Capital Grant applicants will receive extra scoring points if they have applied for another foundation grant, such as a Rasmuson Foundation Tier One Grant or Tier Two Letter of Inquiry, for the proposed project prior to applying.

Preference will be given to applications that have the potential to impact a broad range of Chilkat 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#: 173090

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded, with typical grant awards ranging from $500-$3,500.

Term of Contract:

Grant projects must be completed within one year of award and are subject to the grantee completing an online grant agreement signifying acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be accepted 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 Chilkat Valley area.

Ineligible organizations or activities:

- Individuals, for-profit, 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), non-Alaska based organizations, private or family foundations, state and federal government agencies, and ad hoc groups without a tax exempt legal status are not eligible for competitive grants.
- Applications for religious indoctrination or other religious activities, endowment building, deficit financing, fundraising, lobbying, electioneering, or activities of political nature will not be considered.
- Proposals for ads, sponsorships, or special events (e.g. fundraisers) and any proposals which discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed, or ethnicity are ineligible.


In selected cases, projects undertaken by organizations that normally fall outside the above guidelines may be able to receive funding. Examples include faith-based 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 CVCF on behalf of the ineligible organization. A letter from the fiscal sponsor must be submitted with the application for the project to be considered. Please review the fiscal sponsor letter template at the end of this document for a full list of requirements.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2018 competitive grants cycle will be open from Tuesday, July 31 to Wednesday, September 26.

Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm AKST on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 using the link provided below when the application period opens.

- Online Application Tutorial:

- Online Grant Reporting Tutorial:

Contact Information:

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

Click here to apply online:

Please direct programmatic and general questions to CVCF’s Program Manager, Sara Chapell, at

Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at or 907-274-6708.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska: Chilkat Valley Area