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Ketchikan Community Foundation Awards $20,000 to Eight Nonprofit Organizations


June 20, 2019
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Community Foundation (KCF) awarded approximately $20,000 in 2019 grant funding to eight Ketchikan nonprofit organizations.

This is the fourth year the Community Foundation has awarded nonprofit grant funding in Ketchikan. Including this year’s recipients, KCF has now awarded about $82,000 to 29 organizations. The awards were presented to the groups at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in April.

jpg Ketchikan Community Foundation Awards $20,000 to Eight Nonprofit Organizations

Eight Ketchikan nonprofit organizations receive awards...
Some of the 2019 Ketchikan Community Foundation grant recipients assemble after receiving their funding.
Photo courtesy Ketchikan Community Foundation

The 2019 recipients are:

First City Homeless Shelter -- $2,000 for the purchase of two freezers to support their nutritional program.

Ketchikan Wellness Coalition -- $700 for Summer Cultural Camp for grades 1-6.

Love In Action -- $4,000 to provide support for their client assistance efforts.

PeaceHealth -- $3,705 for “Project Rain Drop,” for supplies to provide an ongoing series of cancer support classes.

Rendezvous Senior Day Service -- $2,619 to develop raised beds for therapeutic gardening of flowers and vegetables.

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) -- $3,000 to help fund a peer support group for individuals with disabilities.

St. John’s Episcopal Church -- $2,000 to help fund “The Lord’s Table,” which provides Sunday dinners to those in need in Ketchikan.

Women In Safe Homes (WISH) -- $2,000 to help support multiple programs that focus on building skills to reduce the likelihood of victimization and perpetration of violence in youth.

KCF has identified three community funding categories that rotate each year. This year’s category was “Physical and Emotional Support.” KCF’s annual grants are funded using a percentage of the earned income from its permanent endowment fund. KCF is an Affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation.

jpg Ketchikan Community Foundation Members

Leslie Swada, top center, director of the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, provided the venue for the awards ceremony. Pictured here with her are some of the KCF board members. From left to right...
Top row: Iwona Edwards, Greg Karlik, Don Mitchel, program manager Emily Chapel, Margaret Custer.
Front row: Marggie Sweetman, Heidi Ekstrand, Leah Raine.

Current members of the Ketchikan Community Foundation Advisory Board are: Margaret Custer, chair; Clay Keene, vice chair; Greg Karlik, treasurer; Leah Raine, secretary; and board members Tessa Axelson, Christa Bruce, Mike Cessnun, Pam Duran, Iwona Edwards, Heidi Ekstrand, Don Mitchel, and Marggie Sweetman.

The awards were announced on Friday April 10, 2019


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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