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 2021 annual grant program was open from May 1 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. For help, see the Online Grant Reporting Tutorial
Please direct general questions to JSCF’s Program Manager, Christie Seay, at: email@example.com. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to ACF’s Affiliate Program staff, at:firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-334-6700.
2021 Grant Awards
In 2021, the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation awarded a total of 10 grants to Upper Susitna nonprofits for a total of $17,500! We are so proud to be supporting these organizations with a 2021 Healthy Community Grant. Below are the names of the organizations that, donors like you, helped support this year.
|American Cancer Society||Support area residents who have cancer||$500|
|Denali Education Center||Funds to purchase equipment||$1,800|
|Sunshine Community Health Center||Families in Crisis Fund||$1,500|
|Talkeetna Community Radio Inc.||Support for news reporting||$1,000|
|Talkeetna Elementary PTA||Funds for art supplies||$1,500|
|Talkeetna Elementary School/|
Denali Arts Council
|Funds for art teachers provided by DAC||$3,000|
|Talkeetna Historical Society||Support for planning museum renovations||$1,500|
|Talkeetna Youth Hockey||Funds for equipment to start a curling program||$2,000|
|Trapper Creek Community Services||Free Box Support||$1,700|
|Upper Susitna Food Pantry||Support costs of Thanksgiving meals||$3,000|