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Girdwood Board of Supervisors (GBOS) Non-Profit Recreation Grant

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for
Recreational Programs that Benefit Residents

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Municipality of Anchorage - Girdwood Parks and Recreation Department

Deadline Date:

09/17/21 3:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for recreational activities for local residents. Funding is intended for scholarships, program expansion, or one-time seed funding. The goal of the program is to provide residents with opportunities to participate in a broad range of quality recreation activities. Organizations must operate within the Girdwood Valley Service Area.

The Parks and Recreation Department strives to ensure that comprehensive and diverse recreation programs and activities are made available to the community. The objective of this grant program is to use tax funds collected in the Girdwood Valley Service Area (GVSA) to assist in providing a variety of quality recreation projects.

Recreation, for the purposes of this grant, is defined as:


  • Consists of leisure time activities that contribute to healthful living.
  • Enhances participation and skill-building.
  • Instills positive personality characteristics.
  • Expands one’s interests and increases the quality of life.

Eligible programs fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Enable community members of Girdwood to participate in recreation activities. Grant funds will be specifically used to:
    • Provide scholarships to individuals, or
    • Directly result in a quantifiable fee reduction to the participant.
  • Expand existing recreational programming. The grant-funded program will fill a need in the community that:
    • Cannot be met by the Municipality as effectively or efficiently, or
    • Is not currently being met by another agency in the community.
  • Foster new, innovative, unique projects. The grant funds will:
    • Provide seed money for new projects not currently available in the GVSA
    • Provide special recreational opportunity for the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181477

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Restrictions on this funding:
- The organization must have obtained 501(c)3, 501(c)4 or 501(c)19 status as verified by a formal determination letter from the IRS. Applicants may also be fiscally sponsored projects, as long as the fiscal sponsor has a 501(c)3, 501(c)4 or 501(c)19 status. Grantee is responsible for completion of all requirements under this contract. Informal associations are not eligible for grants.
- The organization must have been in operation in the GVSA for at least one year prior to application.
- There are no guarantees of annual funding.
- This grant funding is subject to the availability of funds lawfully appropriated for disbursement.
- The intent is to supplement the project, not to fund the project in total. It should be noted that funding is provided, in full, within a reasonable period upon execution of the contract.
- Grants are for direct program expenses only, such as supplies, equipment or facility rental for project activities, project staff wages (to a limited degree), project travel expenses within the Anchorage area, etc.
- Grant funds may not be used for general operating or administrative expenses of your organization, such as administrative personnel expenses, non-project space rent or utility costs, liability insurance, office supplies, audit or legal fees, fund-raising expense, etc.
- Recreation programming is the goal; grant funds are not to be used for construction activities or capital equipment, lobbying, or any political activity.

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be received by 3:00 PM on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Grant applicants should plan to present their program at the GBOS Work Session RE Non-profit Recreation Grant Presentations, which will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

Additional discussion will take place during the November 15, 2021 GBOS Regular meeting and a final vote will likely be held at that meeting.

Contact Information:

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

Email Application to:

Mail Application to:
Girdwood Parks & Recreation
Attn: GVSA Non-Profit Rec Grants
PO Box 390
Girdwood, AK 99587

Or hand-deliver to:
Girdwood Parks & Recreation
250 Egloff Drive, Office located next to the Girdwood Community Room.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Margaret Tyler at 343-8373 or via email:
Kyle Kelley at 343-8374 or via email:

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