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 Grant Process is no longer accepting applications
The Jessica Stevens Community Foundation is increasing grant funds and offering up to $15,000 this year in Healthy Community Grants. Awards may range from $500 to $3,000 to nonprofits that serve the Northern Susitna Valley, which includes the Trapper Creek, Talkeetna, Sunshine, and Caswell areas. There is no match requirement this year.
JSCF’s primary goal is to support organizations and programs in our community that serve the needs of people in areas such as health, education, human services, arts and culture, and the preservation and enjoyment of the natural environment.
We will accept online grant proposals between May 18th – July 18th, by 5:00 PM from qualiﬁed tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or equivalent organizations.
2014 Healthy Community Grantees
This year the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation awarded a total of 11 grants to Upper Susitna nonprofits for a total of $13,000! We are so proud to be supporting these organizations with a 2014 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||8/29/2014||$750||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Denali Nordic Ski Club||Junior Nordic program support||8/29/2014||$1,000||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Mat-Su Schools Foundation||Support for the Mat-Su Imagination Library||8/29/2014||$1,000||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Talkeetna Historical Society||Support for the Talkeetna Cemetery Upgrade||8/29/2014||$1,000||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Northern Susitna Institute||General operating support||8/29/2014||$750||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Susitna River Coalition||Support for the SRC Fourth Friday Speaker Series||8/29/2014||$1,000||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Susitna Salmon Center||Support for Rivers and Salmon Education||8/29/2014||$500||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Talkeetna Historical Society||General operating support||8/29/2014||$1,500||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Upper Susitna Food Pantry||Food and Transportation support||8/29/2014||$2,500||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Upper Susitna Seniors, Inc.||Meals on Wheels program support||8/29/2014||$2,000||Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Fund|
|Upper Susitna Food Pantry||Support for purchase of a new fridge/freezer||2/25/2014||$2,000||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.
2010 Awardees for the JSCF Healthy Community Grant Cycle
The JSCF Advisory Committee has awarded $5,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the Upper Susitna valley in its 2010 Healthy Community Grant Cycle. Learn about the projects we’ve funded here.
Photo Credit: Ricardo J. Lopez