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.
Upcoming 2023 Competitve Grant Cycle Dates!
Our 2023 grant program will open March 1 and run through April 5. We will open the Grant Applications March 1 at 8am.
About our Competitive Grant Cycle: The Kenai Peninsula Foundation (KPF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), seeks applications from qualified, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalents, such as Tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations) that support charitable organizations and programs in the central Kenai Peninsula area. Grants may support a broad range of community needs, including but not limited to: health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development.
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
When filling out the section in the application titled Outcomes & Measuring Success, applicants can develop and define their response by referring to their SMART goals:
- S – specific
- M – measurable
- A – achievable
- R – relevant
- T – time-bound
Below is an example of how to implement a goal statement that is Measurable (M):
Original Statement: “The goal of this project is to feed the homeless population in Kenai.”
Defining the Goal using the ‘M’ of the SMART goals: “The goal of this project is to feed 1,500 of Kenai’s homeless population with three meals per day from November 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024.”
Please direct general questions to KPF’s Program Manager, Hadassah Knight, at email@example.com. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-334-6700.
Online Grant Application Tutorial
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2020 Grant Awards
|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
|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
|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|