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. If you have a project or organizational need to discuss, we encourage you to contact any member of the Advisory Board.
We use proceeds from our growing permanent endowment to award yearly and discretionary grants to support charitable organizations and programs in the Northern Susitna Valley, including Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, and Sunshine.
Healthy Communities Grant Cycle
The Jessica Stevens Community Foundation Healthy Communities Grant Cycle is designed to support charitable organizations and programs in the Northern Susitna Valley. The focus of the cycle is for projects or organizations 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. Projects engaging collaboration with other organizations are encouraged.
JSCF seeks 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 Northern Susitna Valley communities. Healthy Community Grant applications are accepted May through mid June with awards given in August.
If you are a current grantee needing 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.
In 2023, the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation awarded a total of 12 grants to Upper Susitna nonprofits for a total of $18,000! We are so proud to be supporting these organizations with a 2023 Healthy Community Grant. Below are the names of the organizations that, donors like you, helped support this year.
|Denali Arts Council|
|Friends of the Talkeetna Library|
Reading programs, storytime, literary camp, computer courses
|Sunshine Station Child Care|
|Susitna River Coalition||Wild Su Feast and educational speaker series||$1,000|
|SuValley Highschool PTSA||Provide art and other school supplies||$1,000|
|Talkeetna Community Radio Inc.||Support for news reporting||$1,000|
|Talkeetna Elementary School PTA|
Cross-country program/classroom projects/healthy snacks
|Talkeetna Historical Society|
Operational support for museum
|Talkeetna Youth Hockey||Funds for kid’s hockey equipment||$1,000|
|Trapper Creek Community Services|
Operation support for Free Box
|Upper Susitna Food Pantry|
Funds for Thanksgiving Blessing Food Baskets
|Upper Susitna Seniors, Inc.||Senior-focused cooking classes,|
computer skills, exercise groups