Grant Awardees

2023 Grant Awardees

GranteeProject DescriptionAmount
Betty Eliason Child Care CenterSupporting underserved populations child care needs through community scholarships$5,000
Blatchley Middle SchoolEmpowering Tomorrow's Creators: Blatchley Middle School Digital Arts Program$1,877
Sitka Babies and BooksProgram support for the Sitka Babies and Books Library programs through the purchase of books. $1,000
Sitka Community Land TrustFunding the SCLT (Sitka Community Land Trust) homebuyer financial assistance program. $1,500
Sitka Conservation SocietyThe Salty Spoke: Youth bicycle education program$1,000
Sitka Counseling and Prevention Inc.Tots to Teens (with families) $2,500
Sitka Homeless CoalitionSitka Homeless Coaltion/Hítxʼi Sáani (Little Houses) Project$1,050
Sitka Trail Works, Inc.Sitka Trail Works youth program$4,000
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)Operating Support$1,000

2022 Grant Awardees

GranteeProject DescriptionAmount
Sitka Homeless CoalitionContinued work on Hítxʼi Sáani (Little Houses) Project$4,000
Sitka Babies and BooksProgram support for Sitka Babies and Books library programs$2,000
Sitka Fine Arts CampCamp scholarships for Sitka students$2,000
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)Operating support$2,000
Friends of Sitka Animal ShelterPromoting Adoptions within Sitka (PAWS)$4,000
Artchange, Inc.Operational support$1,400
Brave Heart VolunteersStrengthening volunteer connections with care receivers$1,400
Sitka Against Family ViolenceResident housewarming kits$1,750
United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO Alaska)Support for military service members and families$500
Outer CoastSitka Tlingit Language Conference 2023$2,500
Catholic Community ServicesSwan Lake Senior Center senior nutrition program$3,500
Sitka Counseling and Preventions Inc.Play and connect$2,000
Sitka Local FoodsSitka Local Foods Network/Sitka Farmers market support$2,000

2021 Grant Awardees

GranteeProject DescriptionAmount
Sitkans Against Family Violance (SAFV)Support for SAFV's basic needs$2,000
Alaska Sustainable Fisheries TrustFood security program support$2,000
Sitka Homeless CoalitionBuilding site preparation support$2,300
Sitka Babies and BooksProgram support for Grab N' Go bags$2,000
Sitka Trail Works IncSitka youth outdoors programs$1,000
Sitka Fine Arts CampCamp scholarships for students$1,000
Sitka Conservation SocietySalty Spoke program support$500
Outer CoastService pillar program support$2,000
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)Operating support$1,500
Artchange, Inc.Sitka Tells Tales expanded support$500
The Salvation ArmySitka Corps Nutritional Security Initiative 2022$2,000

2020 COVID-19 Response Discretionary Grant Awards

GranteeProject DescriptionAmount
Alaska Sustainable Fisheries TrustGeneral support for donation of fish to low-income residents$5,000
Sitka Health Summit CoalitionOutreach to local businesses to reopen and operate safely during the pandemic$5,000
Brave Heart VolunteersPurchase of technology to facilitate safe, remote communication$1,500
City of Port AlexanderHousehold assistance/mutual aid for residents economically impacted by pandemic$1,000
Raven Radio Foundation KCAWPurchase of remote production equipment$1,500
Sitka Local Foods NetworkFinancial support for WIC/SNAP recipients for summer markets$1,000
Youth Advocates of SitkaSafe, healthy summer activities during the pandemic$4,000
Sitka Conservation SocietySitka summer meals program for youth$6,000
Sitkans Against Family ViolenceGeneral operating during the pandemic$1,200

2019 Grant Awardees

GranteeProject DescriptionAmount
Sitka Fine Arts CampGeneral operating support$50
Salvation Army - Sitka CorpsGeneral operating support$50
Sitka Summer Music FestivalGeneral operating support$50
Sitka Fine Arts CampSitka Fine Arts Camp Financial Aid$1,000
Betty Eliason Child Care CenterToddler classroom furniture$1,000
Brave Heart VolunteersCampanionship Program$1,000
Catholic Community ServiceSwan Lake Senior Center Health and Wellness for Sitka's senior citizens$2,000
Friends of Sitka Circus Arts2019-20 Scholarship Program$500
Hames CenterTeen Nights$1,500
Mt Edgecumbe PreschoolIntergenerational Music Program$1,000
Raven Radio Foundation KCAWReplacement of Live Coverage Equipment$1,575
Sitka Homeless CoalitionTent cots/blankets for the Men's Winter Night Shelter$1,470
Sitkans Against Family ViolenceSupport to Create a Safe, Comfortable Space to Heal$2,000
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)Independent Living Support for Seniors and Sitkans Experiencing Disabilities$1,000
The Salvation Army2020 Sitka Corps Food Pantry$1,500
The Uncommon Music FestivalConversations with Whales: Facing Ecological Change as a Community$500
Salvation Army - Sitka CorpsDiscretionary grant to match donations made at Giving Tuesday event$377

2018 Grant Awardees

GranteeProject DescriptionAmount
Sitka Fine Arts CampOperations support$250
Friends of Sheldon Jackson MuseumOperations support$100
Sitka Trail WorksOperations support$150
Sitka Fine Arts CampSitka Fine Arts Camp Financial Aid for Students$1,500
Juneau Family Birth Center (Juneau NEST)Feasibility Study$500
Artchange, Inc.14 Miles II$737
Brave Heart VolunteersOffice Efficiency Upgrade$500
Catholic Community ServiceSwan Lake Senior Center Health and Wellness$1,500
Easter GroupMen's Winter Night Shelter$500
Sitka School DistrictRecess Ready Raingear (RRR or The 3 R's)$1,500
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)Fishing Accessibility for Seniors and Sitkans Experiencing Disabilities$500
Youth Advocates of SitkaCommunity Teen Night$1,500

2017 Grantee Awardess

GranteeProject DescriptionAmount
Sitka Historical Society Inc150th Sesquicentennial Celebration's Speaker Series$1,000
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL)Sitka Community Playground project$5,000
Sitka Fine Arts CampSitka Fine Arts Camp Financial Aid for Students$3,000
Artchange, Inc.14 Miles$1,500
Betty Eliason Child Care CenterAnnual Early Childhood Childcare Conference$1,665
Fireweed Dance GuildThe Nutcracker - An Alaskan Tale$500
Mt Edgecumbe PreschoolProfessional Development Resources for Early Childhood Teachers$1,000
Sitka Conservation SocietySitka Health Summit Coalition - Student Activities and Health Equity Fund$500
Sitka Historical Society IncPromotion of the New Sitka History Museum$1,500
Sitka Sound Science CenterEducation Classroom improvements$2,000
The SEER SchoolArt to Lift a Senior's Spirit$577

2015 Grant Awardees

GranteeProject DescriptionAmount
Sitka Fine Arts CampSupport the Sitka Fine Arts Camp for youth$1,650
Catholic Community ServiceSupport delivery of meals to seniors in Sitka$1,000
Girl Scouts of AlaskaSupport summer day camp for Sitka girls$1,000
Sitka Volunteer Fire DepartmentPurchase equipment for the benefit of the community$1,000

2014 Grantee Awardess

GranteeProject DescriptionAmount
Betty Eliason Child Care CenterSupport for the purchase of new outdoor playground equipment$1,500
Catholic Community ServiceSupport for a meal program for seniors in Sitka$1,000
Girl Scouts of AlaskaSupport for the Girl Scout camporee in Sitka$250
Greater Sitka Arts CouncilSupport art workshops open to the public during the annual Artisans Market event$550
Sitka Local Foods NetworkSupport for the "What Sitka Eats" project, a graphic presentation from a recent assessment$550
Sitkans Against Family ViolenceSupport for food and personal care items for women and children living in the SAFV shelter$500
The Island Institute, Inc.Support for a youth writing lab and publishing studio$550