Grants

As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, Sitka Legacy Foundation’s goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for residents of Sitka and surrounding rural communities, addressing immediate needs while working toward long-term improvements. We are continually listening and learning about what is important to you.

We use proceeds from our growing permanent endowment to award grants that fund charitable organizations and programs in the Sitka area. Grants may support a broad range of community needs, including but not limited to health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. We seek projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of residents and show collaboration with other organizations.

Please feel free to contact our program manager or any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.


Competitive Grants Cycle

Our 2020 grant cycle will open on Monday, August 17 and close on Friday, September 25 at 5:00pm. If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow up, please note that these are completed using the online grant system.

Please, direct general questions to SLF’s Program Manager, Robin Sherman, at rsherman@alaskacf.org. Direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation at affiliate@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.


SLF Grantee Resources

If you are a current Sitka Legacy Foundation (SLF) grantee and are looking for resources on how best to promote or share about the SLF grant your organization received, please click on the resources below.

If you have questions, please contact SLF’s Program Manager, Robin Sherman, at rsherman@alaskacf.org.

Please remember to check when your grant report is due and to complete the required grant report in the same online grant system your organization used to apply for the grant.


2020 COVID-19 Response Discretionary Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Description Amount
Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust General support for donation of fish to low-income residents $5,000
Sitka Health Summit Coalition Outreach to local businesses to reopen and operate safely during the pandemic $5,000
Brave Heart Volunteers Purchase of technology to facilitate safe, remote communication $1,500
City of Port Alexander Household assistance/mutual aid for residents economically impacted by pandemic $1,000
Raven Radio Foundation KCAW Purchase of remote production equipment $1,500
Sitka Local Foods Network Financial support for WIC/SNAP recipients for summer markets $1,000
Youth Advocates of Sitka Safe, healthy summer activities during the pandemic $4,000
Sitka Conservation Society Sitka summer meals program for youth $6,000
Sitkans Against Family Violence General operating during the pandemic $1,200

2019 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Description Amount
Sitka Fine Arts Camp General operating support $50
Salvation Army – Sitka Corps General operating support $50
Sitka Summer Music Festival General operating support $50
Sitka Fine Arts Camp Sitka Fine Arts Camp Financial Aid $1,000
Betty Eliason Child Care Center Toddler classroom furniture $1,000
Brave Heart Volunteers Campanionship Program $1,000
Catholic Community Service Swan Lake Senior Center Health and Wellness for Sitka’s senior citizens $2,000
Friends of Sitka Circus Arts 2019-20 Scholarship Program $500
Hames Center Teen Nights $1,500
Mt Edgecumbe Preschool Intergenerational Music Program $1,000
Raven Radio Foundation KCAW Replacement of Live Coverage Equipment $1,575
Sitka Homeless Coalition Tent cots/blankets for the Men’s Winter Night Shelter $1,470
Sitkans Against Family Violence Support 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 Army 2020 Sitka Corps Food Pantry $1,500
The Uncommon Music Festival Conversations with Whales: Facing Ecological Change as a Community $500
Salvation Army – Sitka Corps Discretionary grant to match donations made at Giving Tuesday event $377

2018 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Description Amount
Sitka Fine Arts Camp Operations support $250
Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Operations support $100
Sitka Trail Works Operations support $150
Sitka Fine Arts Camp Sitka Fine Arts Camp Financial Aid for Students $1,500
Artchange, Inc. 14 Miles II $737
Brave Heart Volunteers Office Efficiency Upgrade $500
Catholic Community Service Swan Lake Senior Center Health and Wellness $1,500
Easter Group Men’s Winter Night Shelter $500
Sitka School District Recess 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 Sitka Community Teen Night $1,500

2017 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Description Amount
Sitka Historical Society Inc 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration’s Speaker Series $1,000
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) Sitka Community Playground project $5,000
Sitka Fine Arts Camp Sitka Fine Arts Camp Financial Aid for Students $3.000
Artchange, Inc. 14 Miles $1,500
Betty Eliason Child Care Center Annual Early Childhood Childcare Conference $1,665
Fireweed Dance Guild The Nutcracker – An Alaskan Tale $500
Mt Edgecumbe Preschool Professional Development Resources for Early Childhood Teachers $1,000
Sitka Conservation Society Sitka Health Summit Coalition – Student Activities and Health Equity Fund $500
Sitka Historical Society Inc Promotion of the New Sitka History Museum $1,500
Sitka Sound Science Center Education Classroom improvements $2,000
The SEER School Art to Lift a Senior’s Spirit $577

2015 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Description Amount
Sitka Fine Arts Camp Support the Sitka Fine Arts Camp for youth $1,650
Catholic Community Service Support delivery of meals to seniors in Sitka $1,000
Girl Scouts of Alaska Support summer day camp for Sitka girls $1,000
Sitka Volunteer Fire Department Purchase equipment for the benefit of the community $1,000

2014 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Description Amount
Betty Eliason Child Care Center Support for the purchase of new outdoor playground equipment $1,500
Catholic Community Service Support for a meal program for seniors in Sitka $1,000
Girl Scouts of Alaska Support for the Girl Scout camporee in Sitka $250
Greater Sitka Arts Council Support art workshops open to the public during the annual Artisans Market event $550
Sitka Local Foods Network Support for the “What Sitka Eats” project, a graphic presentation from a recent assessment $550
Sitkans Against Family Violence Support 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