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 Grant Program – Call For Applications

Our 2022 annual grant program opens Friday, April 1, 2022, and closes Friday, May 6, 2022. Grant amounts up to $3,000 will be awarded.

About our Competitive Grant Cycle: The Kenai Peninsula Foundation (KPF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), seeks applications for funding to support special projects on a broad range of community needs, including but not limited to health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development activities and events in the central Kenai Peninsula area.

Key Considerations: Priority will be given to organizations that have not received other grant funding in 2022 for the special project listed in their application.

Important Notes for Grantees

  • Required Online Grant Agreement: If awarded, grantees must complete an online grant agreement signifying acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant prior to the grant award being released.
  • Grant Project/Program Timeline: Grant projects/programs must be completed within one year of the award date unless the KPF Advisory Board approves a timeline extension for your awarded project/program. Extensions must be requested prior to the grant report due date.
  • Required Grant Report: A grant report is due within one year of the grant award date. Grant reports are submitted online. All due dates, grant agreements, and grant reports are found within the online grants system.
  • Overdue Grant Report(s): If you are a grantee and have any overdue grant reports for previous grant awards from ACF and/or its Affiliate community foundations, you must complete a final grant report for those previous awards before your organization is eligible to be considered for any current or future grant opportunities from ACF and/or its Affiliate community foundations.

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.

Kenai Peninsula Foundation’s 2022 Grant Guidelines

Fiscal Sponsorship Letter Template

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial


KPF’s 2021 Grant Awards Announcements Coming soon!

KPF will be posting our 2021 Grantees via our website and Facebook page, please stay tuned! We will be sharing great stories from our grantees and the direct impact of your donation to their non-profits!

2020 Grant Awards

  Grantee

Project Name

Amount           

 Alaska Children’s Institute for the Performing Art
(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 Workshop $500
  The Student Conservation Association SCA Kenai Peninsula Regional Youth Conservation $1,000