Sitka Legacy Foundation received 18 applications for funding during our grant application period, which closed September 27. This is the highest number of applications that we have received in our six year history of grant making.
Between 2013, when we were created as an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, and 2018, Sitka Legacy Foundation awarded $37,629 in grants to 24 organizations for projects that benefit residents of Sitka. An overview of our grants is available here:
As our endowment grows, we look forward to providing more support to the nonprofits, government agencies and tribal organizations that work to improve the quality of life in Sitka. In the mean time, our grants committee and board have some difficult decisions to make. The 18 grant applications that we received last month requested a total of $33,344, which exceeds our available funds for grantmaking by more than 100%.
Stay tuned: we expect to announce our 2019 grant awards in late October or early November.