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.
Photo Credit: Ricardo J. Lopez