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Seward Community Foundation (SCF) Grant Program

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, and Tribal Entities
to Improve the Quality of Life in Seward and Moose Pass

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) - Seward Community Foundation (SCF)

Conf. Date:

01/25/18

Deadline Date:

03/01/18 5:00 PM AKST

Description:

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Grants to Alaska nonprofits, including tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations for programs that benefit the Seward and Moose Pass area. Proposals may address a wide range of community needs, such as health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development.

Preference will be given to applications which have the potential to impact a broad range of Seward/Moose Pass 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#: 178659

Term of Contract:

Grant projects must be completed within one year of award.

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 Seward/Moose Pass area.

Ineligible organizations or activities: Individuals, for-profit, 501(c)(4), 501(c)(6), and 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, nor will 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.

Exceptions: 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 SCF 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-proposal Conference:

A Grant Announcement Luncheon will be held on January 25, 2018 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Breeze Inn for nonprofit leaders interested in learning about and/or applying for a grant from Seward Community Foundation.

The Grant Announcement Luncheon is an opportunity to convene with the SCF Advisory Board and other local nonprofit leaders to learn about the granting process, and share your ideas about how nonprofits can continue to make a positive impact in Seward and Moose Pass.

During the Luncheon, workshop leaders will:

– Share tips about the grant application and evaluation process.
– Have a facilitated discussion about community and nonprofit needs.
– Guess the Grant Amount: A contest where attendees will have an opportunity to guess the total amount to be granted in 2018. The winner will receive a $1,000 mini-grant for their nonprofit.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm AKST on Thursday, March 1, 2018, using the link provided below.

Online applicant tutorial: http://alaskacf.org/grant-application-tutorial/

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=alaska

Please direct general questions to: SCF’s
Allison Fong, Program Manager
afong@alaskacf.org

Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to: ACF’s,
Shawn Rivera, Affiliate Program Officer
srivera@alaskacf.org
907-274-6708

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska: Seward and Moose Pass area