The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), is pleased to announce its 2017 competitive grants cycle will be open from Monday, July 31 to Thursday, September 28.
Up to $23,000 is available for grant awards this year through the CVCF Fund, CVCF Memorial Fund, Chilkat Valley Environmental Fund, Chilkat Valley Fitness and Wellness Fund, and Ashley and Heather Call Family Fund. Grant awards will range from $500 to $3,500.
Applications will be accepted 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 Chilkat Valley area. Grants support a broad range of community needs, including health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development.
Applications are being considered in three (3) grant categories:
- Operating Support Grants may be awarded to sustainable organizations in amounts not to exceed 10% of the organizations secured cash annual budget.
- New Program and Special Project Grants may be awarded for programs and projects that are not undertaken on an annual basis. A grant requesting $1,000 or more is a Challenge Grant at a ratio of 1:1 (grantees must raise $1 to receive $1). Grants of $500 to $999 do not require a match. The recipient’s match must be raised by the end of the grant cycle and must be raised from at least five different donors.
- Capital Grants may be awarded as the local match to another funding source. Capital Grant applicants will receive extra scoring points if they have applied for another Foundation grant, such as a Rasmuson Foundation Tier One Grant, for the proposed project prior to submitting an application to CVCF.
Grant projects must be completed within one year of award and are subject to the grantee completing an online grant agreement signifying acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant. A final grant report and any other outstanding follow ups must also be submitted online before the grantee will be eligible for future grant opportunities from CVCF. Due dates and the forms to submit for these follow ups can be found by logging into the online grant system.
Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm AKST on Thursday, September 28, 2017 using the link provided below when the application period opens. Any outstanding follow ups for previous grant awards from ACF and its Affiliates must also be submitted using the online grant system prior to the deadline for the current application to be considered.
Please review CVCF’s Competitive Grant Guidelines to determine your eligibility before applying.
Please direct programmatic and general questions to CVCF’s Program Manager, Sara Chapell, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at email@example.com or 907-274-6708.