SLF Announces 2019 Grant Program

Sitka Legacy Foundation (SLF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), is pleased to announce that its 2019 competitive grants cycle will be open from Monday, August 19 to Friday, September 27. Eligible applicants may request grants for specific capital purchases of up to $3,000. Grants for programs are expected to range from $500 – $1,500. SLF will award at least $5,000 in grants for programs that benefit members of the community with low incomes.

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 Sitka and surrounding rural communities. Grants may support a broad range of community needs, including but not limited to health and wellness, education, arts and culture, conservation, and community development. Organizations that apply for funds to benefit residents with low incomes must verify the incomes of their beneficiaries. Checking eligibility for government programs such as subsidized school lunch or Medicaid is an acceptable means of verification.

Grant projects must be completed within one year of award and are subject to the grantee completing an online grant agreement signifying acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant. A final grant report must also be submitted online by the assigned due date. Due dates and the forms to submit for these follow ups can be found by logging into the online grant system.

Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm AKDT on Friday, September 27, 2019 using the link provided below when the application period opens. Any overdue grant reports or other follow ups for previous grant awards from ACF and its Affiliates must also be submitted using the online grant system prior to the deadline for the current application to be considered.

Please review SLF’s Competitive Grant Guidelines to determine your eligibility before applying.

Please direct general questions to SLF’s Program Manager, Robin Sherman, at Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to ACF’s Affiliate Program Officer at or 907-334-6700.

SLF Competitive Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

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