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.
Competitive Grants Cycle
Our 2017 competitive grants cycle was open from May 15 to July 14 and we are not currently accepting applications. 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.
Please direct general questions to JSCF’s Program Manager, Kara Walker, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at email@example.com or 907-274-6708.
2017 Grant Awards
In 2017, the Jessica Stevens Community Foundation awarded a total of 11 grants to Upper Susitna nonprofits for a total of $16,000! We are so proud to be supporting these organizations with a 2017 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|
|KTNA, Talkeetna Community Radio||Studio console replacement||$1,500|
|Mat-Su Borough School District||Talkeetna Community Schools||$1,000|
|Mat-Su Imagination Library||Imagination Library||$1,350|
|Northern Susitna Institute||AmeriCorps Afterschool Program||$1,000|
|Sunshine Community Health Center||Sunshine Transit||$1,000|
|Talkeetna Elementary||Artist in Residence 2018: Missoula Children’s Theater||$2,000|
|Talkeetna Historical Society||Planning for property rehabilitation||$1,500|
|Trapper Creek Community Services Assoc.||Free Box||$1,650|
|Upper Susitna Food Pantry||Food purchase and food transportation||$3,000|
|USS & WCD||Youth Conservation Corps Program||$1,000|
Previous Grant Awards
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