The Kenai Peninsula Foundation was 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 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 Operating Endowment Fund
  • Kenai Peninsula Foundation Fund

1:1 Match Donation-December 31, 2024 Deadline

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.

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.

Central Kenai Peninsula “Help The Homeless Fund”

Funds 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.

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.

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