Fund Spotlight

Youth Development Funds

Alaska Points of Light Youth Leadership Fund

The donor establishes this Fund with the intent to promote leadership and volunteer community service through the Alaska Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute (PYLI), particularly among under-resourced, middle, high school, and university first-year students who would have qualified for the University of Alaska Anchorage Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, and the UAA ASPIRE Programs. Many of these students attend or attended Bartlett, East and West Anchorage High Schools, and the feeder middle schools of Begich, Central, Clark, Romig and Wendler. The Fund shall support high quality leadership training such as the Alaska Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute and leadership programs that incorporate Alaska PYLI curriculum, community service activities, service-learning methods, creative leadership exercises, and student volunteerism that addresses community problems through student-led volunteer service projects.

Central Kenai Peninsula Wellness for Youth Fund

This field of interest fund will provide small grants to eligible organizations in the Central Kenai Peninsula. Eligible organizations will include youth-oriented organizations that are passionate about youth leadership, development and support for youth leaders in an alcohol, drug, and tobacco-free environment. Grants will be recommended by the Kenai Peninsula Foundation advisory board.

Gary Martin Swim Scholarship

This is a scholarship established in memory of Gary Eugene Martin and is open to Alaska students entering or enrolled in colleges or trade schools who have been involved in competitive swimming at the high school level in Alaska. Preference will be given to those with financial need and a GPA from 2.5-3.5.