Grants & Community Projects

As a committee, our goal is to support projects of importance to our community that will help us all become better stewards of the land. We are continually listening and learning about what is important to you.

We are currently focusing our grantmaking on projects that support compassionate health care, innovative education, community enrichment, active enjoyment of the natural environment, and arts and cultural expression.

Please feel free to contact any member of the committee if you have a project you hope we’ll support. Our regularly scheduled grant cycle is announced each spring.

Because we’re a relatively new foundation, we’re building our endowment and learning what’s important. We’ll use this page to keep you updated on the grants we’re making and projects we’re supporting as we move forward.


2016 Healthy Community Grantees

This year the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation awarded a total of 14 grants to Upper Susitna nonprofits for a total of $15,000! We are so proud to be supporting these organizations with a 2016 Healthy Community Grant. Below are the names of the organizations that, donors like you, helped support this year.

Grantee Program Description Date Amount Fund Name
Denali Arts Council Operating Support 8/29/2016 $1,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Friends of Talkeetna Library Support for summer reading program 8/29/2016 $750 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
KTNA Support for equipment 8/29/2016 $1,360 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
MSB School District Support for Talkeetna Community Schools 8/29/2016 $1,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Imagination Library Books for preschoolers 8/29/2016 $1,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Northern Susitna Institute General Program Support 8/29/2016 $1,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Sunshine Station Childcare Support for continued success 8/29/2016 $1,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Talkeetna Community Council, Inc. Support for Skatepark project 8/29/2016 $500 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Talkeetna Elementary Support for Project Ocean 8/29/2016 $1,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Talkeetna Historical Society Support for beautifying historic site 8/29/2016 $1,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Upper Susitna Food Pantry Supplemental Food and Transportation 8/29/2016 $2,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Upper Susitna Seniors, Inc. Meals on Wheels 8/29/2016 $1,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
USS & WCD Trail upgrades for Su Valley Middle & High School 8/29/2016 $2,000 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund
Willow Community Food Pantry Summer reading and lunch serving in Caswell 8/29/2016 $890 Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund

 


Past Healthy Community Grant Awards

Below you can find PDF copies of a list of our past grantees of Healthy Community Grant awards.

2015 Grantees

2014 Grantees

2013 Grantees

2012 Grantees

2011 Grantees

Photo Credit: Ricardo J. Lopez