CCF now accepting 2021 grant applications

Updated 5:20 p.m.

The Cordova Community Foundation, an Affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, is accepting applications for its 2021 grant program from Sept. 1-Oct. 15. The organization’s giving priorities include health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. CCF is seeking projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of local residents and show collaboration with other organizations in Cordova, according to a release by the organization.

“We hope all eligible organizations in Cordova will take a look at this opportunity,” CCF board member Michelle Hahn said.

Since 2019, CCF has awarded $25,000 in grants to local nonprofits. CCF’s annual grants are funded using a percentage of the earned income from its permanent endowment fund, which currently stands at almost $488,000 with another $600,000 pledged in the next three years.

Past examples of grant projects include survival suits for the Mt. Eccles Elementary School swim program; Copper River Watershed Project’s net recycling program; funds to help stock Salvation Army and Native Village of Eyak food banks during the COVID-19 crisis; emergency housing funds for collaborators Cordova Family Resource Center and Sound Alternatives; and capital improvements for Prince William Sound Science Center.

“As a two-year-old community foundation, we are so thankful to be in a position to hold our second competitive grant funding round,” CCF board chair Kristin Carpenter said. “We’re grateful to all our donors and for the Rasmuson Foundation matching funds that have helped us grow in our early stages, and look forward to benefiting Cordova’s nonprofits far into the future with our legacy endowment. The projects we’ve funded to date have already made a positive impact on the town we live in and love.”

More information on CCF’s grant program is available online at www.cordovacf.org.