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.


2021 KPF Annual Grant Program is closed.

Our 2021 grant program closed April 28, 2021. Please stay tuned for our next announcment for 2022 Grant dates! 

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.

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.

2021 KPF Grant Guidelines

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 Arts (Triumvirate Theatre)Mary Poppins Production$1,000
Alaska Christian CollegeLand Preparation for New Athletic Center$1,000
Alaska Wildlife AllianceSoldotna Wildlife Wednesdays$1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai PeninsulaBoys & Girls Club Athletics Program$500
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai PeninsulaBoys & Girls Club Soldotna Clubhouse Program-STEM$500
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai PeninsulaKasilof Clubhouse Program$500
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai PeninsulaKenai Teen Center Computer Upgrades$500
Cook Inletkeeper Community Action StudioStrong Communities Program: Virtualizing community-led solutions project$500
Epilepsy Foundation AlaskaSustaining Essential Epilepsy Programs for the Kenai Peninsula Area$500
Hospice of the Central PeninsulaClient and Community Resource Materials$1,000
Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc.Economic Empowerment for KPBSD Students$800
Kachemak Heritage Land TrustRemote Conservation Stewardship$1,000
Kenai Local Food ConnectionHarvest Moon Local Food Festival 2020$1,000
Kenai Peninsula Chapter, Trout UnlimitedDocument anadromous streams on the Kenai Peninsula$1,000
Kenai Potters GuildStudio Heater Replacement$1,000
Soldotna Area Senior Citizens, IncSASCI computer network upgrade$1,000

2020 Pandemic Response Discretionary Grant Awards

Grantee

Need

Amount

Kenai Peninsula Food BankFood 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 RecoveryCasting for Recovery$1,000
Hospice of the Central PeninsulaEnd of Life Client Resources 2019 $1,000
Iona, Inc.High Tunnel Greenhouse Rocket Mass Heater Integration$5000
Kachemak Heritage Land TrustKHLT Serving the Central Peninsula$1,000
Kenai Local FoodHarvest Moon 2019$1,000
Kenai Peninsula Birth20196 Big Latch On$1,000
Kenai Peninsula Food BankAdditional Food Access at the Food Bank$1,000
Ninilchik Emergency ServicesPrinter Upgrade to Support Administration$750
Pickle Hill Public BroadcastingKDLL Remote Broadcasting Technology$1,000
Soldotna Senior Citizens, IncAutomatic External Defibrillator$1,000
Soldotna Montessori Charter SchoolFeeding the Hungry$1,000
Sterling Community CenterBasic Computer Skills Worshop$500
The Student Conservation AssociationSCA Kenai Peninsula Regional Youth Conservation$1,000