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2018 Greater Sitka Legacy Fund (GSLF) Grant Program

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, Tribal Entities and
Faith-Based for Programs that Benefit Residents of Sitka

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) - Greater Sitka Legacy Fund (GSLF)

Deadline Date:

10/15/18 5:00 PM AKST


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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to Sitka area, Alaska nonprofits, schools, tribal entities and faith-based organizations for programs that address a wide range of community needs. Programs areas may include education, health and wellness, arts and culture, community development, and conservation.

In 2018, preference will be given to funding projects that benefit adults, children, elders, and families with low incomes. Applications should detail measurable and achievable outcomes and demonstrate other sources of support, collaboration, and/or cooperation with other organizations or institutions. 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#: 184288

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards are expected to range from $500-$1,500.

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 Sitka area and surrounding communities.

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. GSLF does not fund youth sports, and generally does not provide funding for travel outside Sitka.

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 GSLF on behalf of the ineligible organization. A letter from the fiscal sponsor must be submitted with the application for the project to be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2018 competitive grants cycle will be open from Friday, August 31 to Monday, October 15.

Online 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.

Apply online:

For general questions:
Robin Sherman, Program Manager

For eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system:
Shawn Rivera, Affiliate Program Officer

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska: Sitka area and surrounding communities