Fund Spotlight

Education Funds

Art Jess Scholarship Fund

The Art Jess Scholarship Fund was created in 2017 through the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation. The Art Jess Scholarship is open to all Alaskans, and is intended to assist Alaskans with their post-secondary education, including but not limited to trade schools, vocational schools, undergraduate and graduate schools, community colleges and distance learning.

Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center Fund (Non-Endowed)

The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, an educational institution of the Haines Borough, is committed to collecting preserving and interpreting the history, art and unique blend of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley region.

The Sheldon Museum’s presentation of artifacts, clan trust property, and memorabilia enhances quality of life for area residents and visitors; informs researchers and historians; inspires artists and creative writers; and encourages community pride through permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits, and through a variety of outreach programs for schools and the public.

Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center Fund (Endowed)

The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, an educational institution of the Haines Borough, is committed to collecting preserving and interpreting the history, art and unique blend of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley region.

The Sheldon Museum’s presentation of artifacts, clan trust property, and memorabilia enhances quality of life for area residents and visitors; informs researchers and historians; inspires artists and creative writers; and encourages community pride through permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits, and through a variety of outreach programs for schools and the public.

Benjamin B. Talley Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Benjamin B. Talley Scholarship Endowment Fund is established by the Anchorage Post, Society of American Military Engineers, excusively for educational purposes, including provision of scholarships to post-high school students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical educational fields of study.

Josephines Dream

This scholarship is in memory of Josephine Goodman, a young Alaskan who cared deeply for animals of all kinds. Those who knew Josephine understood her silly and warm-hearted spirit. A uniquely vibrant personality, Josephine was fashionable, spiritual, and caring – even loving the shoes that did not fit her and the animals she was allergic to.

Mountain View Community Fund

The purpose of the Mountain View Community Fund is to make grants that promote a strong thriving Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska, with a special focus on creating education and workforce development opportunities for children, youth and young adults.