As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation’s (JSCF) goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for northern Susitna Valley residents, addressing immediate needs while working toward long-term improvements. We are continually listening and learning about what is important to you.
We use proceeds from our growing permanent endowment to award yearly grants to support charitable organizations and programs in the northern Susitna Valley area. Grants support a broad range of community needs, including health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. 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. We seek projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of residents and show collaboration with other organizations.
Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.
JSCF’s Annual Grant Program
We seek applications 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 Upper Susitna Valley communities.
Our 2020 annual grant program was open from May 15 at 9:00 am to June 15 by 5:00 pm AKST. If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow-up, please note that these are completed using the online grant system.
This year, we’ve simplified our grant application to make it quicker for nonprofits to apply, especially during this time.
Grants will promote healthy communities and support a broad range of community needs, including: compassionate health care, innovative education, community enrichment, active enjoyment of the natural environment, and arts and cultural expression. Individual grant amounts will be awarded from $500 – $3,000.
Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm AKST on Monday, June 15, 2020.
Please direct general questions to JSCF’s Program Manager, Christie Seay, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to ACF’s Affiliate Program staff, at:email@example.com or 907-334-6700.
2019 Grant Awards
In 2019, the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation awarded a total of 14 grants to Upper Susitna nonprofits for a total of $17,650! We are so proud to be supporting these organizations with a 2019 Healthy Community Grant. Below are the names of the organizations that, donors like you, helped support this year.
|Denali Arts Council||Operating Support||$1,000|
|Friends of the Library||Literary Walking Trail, Yoga for Kids||$450|
|Mat-Su Borough School District||Talkeetna Community Schools||$650|
|Sunshine Transit||Food Bank Outreach||$2,000|
|Susitna Valley Jr. Sr. High School||Visit Washington D.C.||$500|
|Susitna Valley Jr. Sr. High School||Denali NP Field Trip||$2,000|
|Susitna Valley Sr. Jr. High School Parent Teacher Student Association||Art Club – after school programming||$700|
|Talkeetna Community Radio Inc.||KTNA Local News and Emergency Information||$2,000|
|Talkeetna Elementary PTA||Elementary Art Teacher||$2,000|
|Trapper Creek Community Services||Free Box||$1,625|
|Upper Susitna Food Pantry||Growing Forward-Developing a Sustainable Food System through Collaborative Gardening||$2,000|
|Upper Susitna Seniors Inc.||Meals on Wheels||$925|
|Upper Susitna Softball Association||Talkeetna Softball Field Fence Extension||$800|
|Upper Susitna Soil and Water Conservation District||Talkeetna’s Youth Conservation Corps||$1,000|
Previous Grant Awards
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