There is a hearty group of committed leaders in the central Kenai Peninsula that are building philanthropy in their area to benefit young people, recreation, safety, vulnerable populations and the elderly. By raising funds and targeting their grantmaking to help with these community needs, area residents will be taken care of for years to come.
The Kenai’s regular population booms in the summer months to match the fishing runs in the area’s rivers. Year-round community services ensure residents are well taken care of. A large part of area’s residents work in other communities, like the North Slope or other oil fields, only adding to the philanthropic challenges the group is tackling head on.
Locally advised, the Kenai Peninsula Foundation is focused on the needs of the area through a permanent endowment that makes grants to the nonprofit groups serving the community.