Grants & Community Projects
As a committee, our goal is to support projects of importance to our
community that will help us all become better stewards of the land. We are
continually listening and learning about what is important to you.
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.
Please feel free to contact
any member of the committee if you have a project you hope we’ll support. Our
regularly scheduled grant cycle is announced each spring.
Because we’re a relatively new foundation, we’re building our endowment and
learning what’s important. We’ll use this page to keep you updated on the
grants we’re making and projects we’re supporting as we move forward.
2013 Healthy Community Grant Process opens May 28th!
Our annual healthy community grants are intended to support organizations and programs in the Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Susitna and Caswell region that serve community members in areas such as health, education, human services, arts and culture, and the preservation and enjoyment of the natural environment. JSCF will accept online grant proposals between May 28th, 2013 and July 26th, 2013 at 9:00pm from qualiﬁed tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.
Grant proposals can be for specific projects or for operating expenses. To help support a broad range of nonproﬁt organizations active in our community, the 2013 JSCF grant awards will range between $500 to $5,000. A total of $10,000 may be dispersed this year, more than has ever been available during other grant cycles. Click here to view the application. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to a Steering Committee member.
2012 Grants Recipients
Eight organizations were awarded either $500 or $1000 each, for a total of $6000 in grants this year. Because we met the 2011 funding challenge offered by the Rasmuson Foundation, JSCF was able to offer $1000 more in total grant dollars.
- Cook Inletkeeper - $1000 for their program “Clean Water, Healthy Families,” which will provides water testing and a seminar on safe drinking water for the Upper Susitna Valley
- Denali Arts Council - $500 for youth art opportunities
- Friends of the Talkeetna Library - $500 for the Library’s Community Resource Center
- Northern Susitna Institute - $500 for publication of their community course catalog
- Sunshine Transit Coalition - $1000 for a mobility management project
- Upper Susitna Seniors, Inc. - $1000 for their Meals on Wheels program
- Upper Susitna Soil and Water Conservation District - $1000 for their Youth Conservation Corps
- Talkeetna Historical Society - $500 for Belle’s Barn Inter
2011 JSCF Healthy Community Grant Recipients
July, 2011--Jessica Stevens Community Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 grant cycle:
2011 award winners include:
- Sunshine Transit Coalition
- Trapper Creek Pre-School
- Upper Susitna Youth Conservation Corp
- Talkeetna Build A Plane Project
- Sunshine Station Childcare Center
- Talkeetna Elementary PTA
These grants support organizations and programs in our community that serve the needs of people in areas such as health, education, human services, arts and culture, and the preservation and enjoyment of the natural environment.
2010 Awardees for the JSCF Healthy Community Grant Cycle
The JSCF Advisory Committee has awarded $5,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the Upper Susitna valley in its 2010 Healthy Community Grant Cycle. Learn about the projects we've funded here.