Grants & Community Projects

As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Kenai Peninsula Foundation’s (KPF) goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for central Kenai Peninsula area residents, addressing immediate needs while working toward long-term improvements. We are continually listening and learning about what is important to you.

We use proceeds from our growing permanent endowment to award yearly grants to support charitable organizations and programs in the central Kenai Peninsula area. Grants support a broad range of community needs, including health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. We seek projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of residents and show collaboration with other organizations.

Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.


KPF Annual Competitive Grants Cycle

Our 2020 competitive grant cycle is currently closed. Our grant cycle ran from March 1st-April 15th! If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow up, please note that these are completed using the online grant system.

Please direct general questions to KPF’s Program Manager, Hadassah Knight, at hknight@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation at affiliate@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.

2020 KPF Competitive Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial


2020 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Name

Amount

Alaska Children’s Institute for the Performing Arts (Triumvirate Theatre) Mary Poppins Production $1,000
Alaska Christian College Land Preparation for New Athletic Center $1,000
Alaska Wildlife Alliance Soldotna Wildlife Wednesdays $1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula Boys & Girls Club Athletics Program $500
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula Boys & Girls Club Soldotna Clubhouse Program-STEM $500
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula Kasilof Clubhouse Program $500
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula Kenai Teen Center Computer Upgrades $500
Cook Inletkeeper Community Action Studio Strong Communities Program: Virtualizing community-led solutions project $500
Epilepsy Foundation Alaska Sustaining Essential Epilepsy Programs for the Kenai Peninsula Area $500
Hospice of the Central Peninsula Client and Community Resource Materials $1,000
Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc. Economic Empowerment for KPBSD Students $800
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Remote Conservation Stewardship $1,000
Kenai Local Food Connection Harvest Moon Local Food Festival 2020 $1,000
Kenai Peninsula Chapter, Trout Unlimited Document anadromous streams on the Kenai Peninsula $1,000
Kenai Potters Guild Studio Heater Replacement $1,000
Soldotna Area Senior Citizens, Inc SASCI computer network upgrade $1,000

2020 Pandemic Response Discretionary Grant Awards

Grantee

Need

Amount

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Food security needs of individuals and families living on the Kenai Peninsula $5,000
Love, Inc. Breakfast and hygiene program, meeting needs of individuals and families $5,000

2019 Grant Awards

Grantee

Project Name

Amount

Casting for Recovery Casting for Recovery $1,000
Hospice of the Central Peninsula End of Life Client Resources 2019  $1,000
Iona, Inc. High Tunnel Greenhouse Rocket Mass Heater Integration $5000
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust KHLT Serving the Central Peninsula $1,000
Kenai Local Food Harvest Moon 2019 $1,000
Kenai Peninsula Birth 20196 Big Latch On $1,000
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Additional Food Access at the Food Bank $1,000
Ninilchik Emergency Services Printer Upgrade to Support Administration $750
Pickle Hill Public Broadcasting KDLL Remote Broadcasting Technology $1,000
Soldotna Senior Citizens, Inc Automatic External Defibrillator $1,000
Soldotna Montessori Charter School Feeding the Hungry $1,000
Sterling Community Center Basic Computer Skills Worshop $500
The Student Conservation Association SCA Kenai Peninsula Regional Youth Conservation $1,000