The Kenai Peninsula Foundation formed in 2008 as an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation. Since our inception, we have focused on growing the Kenai Peninsula Foundation Fund – an unrestricted, permanently endowed fund, that allows the most flexibility to determine how best to meet current and future community needs on the Peninsula. The funds listed below are advised upon by the Kenai Peninsula Foundation advisory board.
Gifts to the following funds are eligible for The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation 1:1 match:
- Kenai Peninsula Foundation Fund
Kenai Peninsula Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
Kenai Peninsula Foundation Fund
This is our flagship granting endowment fund. The earnings from this endowment are used to award grants through a competitive grant cycle to local qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits. This flexible endowment meets the current needs of our community as they arise. These needs may address any number of issues, such as: social services, hunger, education, arts, and humanities, environmental, and youth services. As this endowment grows, so does our ability to support causes that Alaskans care about.
Kenai Affiliate Non-Endowed Operating Fund
This is a non-endowed fund that we use for our short-term, operational needs.
Soldotna High School Fund
A field of interest fund to support extracurricular programs that enhance educational and social opportunities for students at Soldotna High School. This fund is advised by the KPF Advisory Board.
Kenai Peninsula Foundation Operating Endowment
This is the vehicle for the KPF to become self-sustaining by growing a fund that is specifically designed to support our operations. The interest earned from this fund goes to support operating costs, such as: grant programs, newsletters, community events, office operations, marketing, and outreach. This fund is also used to sponsor training events for KPF and local nonprofit leaders. The Operating Endowment Fund is essential to achieving our mission and supporting our community.
Central Kenai Peninsula Wellness for Youth Fund
This field of interest fund will provide small grants to eligible organizations in the Central Kenai Peninsula. Eligible organizations will include youth-oriented organizations that are passionate about youth leadership, development and support for youth leaders in an alcohol, drug, and tobacco-free environment. Grants will be recommended by the KPF Advisory Board.
Central Kenai Peninsula “Help The Homeless Fund”
Fund will be used to support housing and homelessness solutions in the Central Kenai Peninsula region. Should a sustainable permanent facility providing shelter and services to address these needs come to fruition in the Central Kenai Peninsula region through a reputable organization, this Fund should be committed in its entirety to the effort. Grant advisors should consist of volunteer members from both the Bridges Community Resource Network, Inc. board of directors and the Kenai Peninsula Foundation Advisory Board functioning as a grant committee. The grant committee should consist of more than two members and no more than six members.
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