Grants & Community Projects

As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Kodiak Community Foundation’s (KCF) goal is to support projects of importance to our community and that will help us all become better stewards of the land. 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 on the Kodiak Archipelago. Grants support a broad range of community needs, including health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. 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.

The Kodiak Community Foundation hosted a Grant Writing Workshop on Saturday, August 13. Thank you to all who were able to join us. We hope you learned something new and enjoyed the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other nonprofits!

2022 Competitive Grant Cycle Opens September 1

Our 2022 competitive grants cycle will open on September 1, 2022 and will close at 5pm, September 30, 2022. Winners will be announced in middle to late October with grant distributions shortly after that. 

While KCF is open to supporting a community project with a larger grant, there are limited funds available for grants in 2022.  Average awards for past years range between $1,500 and $5,000.

Grant awards are subject to the grantee completing an online grant agreement. Grant projects should be completed within one year of receiving the award and a final online grant report must be submitted online by the due date listed in the grant agreement. If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow-up, please log into the online grant system.

Before applying for a KCF Grant, please review the 2022 Kodiak CF Competitive Grant Cycle Guidelines.


Tutorial – Online Grant Application


Please direct all systems and technical support to ACF’s Affiliate Program staff at or 907-334-6700.

2021 Grant Awards

Grantee Project NameAmount
Alutiiq Heritage FoundationThe Messenger Installation$1,900
Girl Scouts of AlaskaGirl Scouts of Alaska Kodiak Day Camp$1,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of KodiakVolunteer Training$2,500
Kodiak KINDNESS Project Kodiak KINDNESS Project$2,100
Kodiak Maritime Museum When Crab was King Online Exhibit Upgrade$2,000
Community Inclusion Services Greenhouse Solar Panel System$2,500
Kodiak Area Mentor Program Community Peer Support$3,000
The Salvation ArmyKodiak Island Nutritional Assistance Initiative 2022$2,000
Kodiak Booster ClubKodiak High School Wrestling Team State Travel$1,000

2020 Grant Awards

GranteeProject NameAmount
Hospice and Palliative Care of KodiakAnnual Volunteer Training$3,000
Island Trails NetworkConnecting Community Path$5,000
Kodiak Island BoroughSargent Creek Park Upgrades$1,000
Kodiak Island Borough School DistrictKodiak Imagination Library$2,500

2020 Pandemic Response Discretionary Grant Awards

GranteeProject NameAmount
Brother Francis ShelterHomeless Prevention Program, providing emergency funding for individuals and families in need$8,000
Kodiak Community SupportProvide resources and services to community members as needed$2,000

2019 Grant Awards

GranteeProject NameAmount
Alutiiq Heritage FoundationAlutiiq Language Display$2,649
Brother Francis Shelter Kodiak, Inc.Feeding and Sheltering and Homeless Prevention$1,900
Island Trails NetworkMobile Tool Trailer$2,000
Kodiak Area Mentor ProgramKAMP Crisis Intervention Services$3,000

2018 Grant Awards

GranteeProject NameAmount
Alutiiq Heritage FoundationAncestor’s Memorial Park$2,000
Kodiak Maritime MuseumThelma C Interpretive Project$2,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of KodiakAnnual Volunteer Training$1,000
Kodiak Public Broadcasting AssociationNews Team Equipment Upgrade$3,000
Kodiak Area Mentor ProgramKAMP Kids, Primary Prevention Program$1,000
Kodiak Arts CouncilCommunity Dance Project$1,750
Old Harbor Alliance, Inc.365 Days of Play$1,000
Rural Alaska Community Action ProgramKodiak Head Start Study Kits$1,000
Senior Citizens of KodiakIsland Cove ADA Door Opener$1,250
Peterson Elementary PTAPlayground Equipment$1,000
Booster ClubHigh School Sports Travel$3,000

2017 Grant Awards

GranteeProject NameAmount
Brother Francis Shelter KodiakHomeless Prevention/Rapid Rehousing Program$3,000
Hope Community ResourcesLittle Bears Summer and After School Program$1,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of KodiakAnnual Volunteer Training$2,500
Humane Society of KodiakHSK Borough Spay/Neuter Program$2,500
Kodiak Area Mentor ProgramKodiak Area Mentor Program$2,500
Kodiak Arts CouncilCommunity Theatre Production of “It Happens Every Summer”$3,000
Kodiak Historical SocietyEstablishing Museum Security$3,000
Rural Alaska Community Action ProgramKodiak Head Start Creative Curriculum for Preschool$1,500
Senior Citizens of KodiakInvacare Reliant Stand Up Lift for Island Cove Adult Day Program Participants$3,000
St. Mary’s Catholic SchoolCommunity Talent Shows and Expanded Kodiak Stage Opportunities$4,500
Threshold ServicesReplacement of the Platen (Press)$3,000