American Seafoods' Community
Advisory Board calls
for nominations for its Alaska community grant program
November 07, 2005
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) of American Seafoods Company,
one of the nation's largest seafood processors, announced Friday
that it is accepting applications for its Alaska community grant
program. The deadline to submit an application is November 21.
The CAB community grant program awards $75,000 annually to community
projects throughout rural Alaska. In December, CAB will present
a total of $30,000 to various Alaskan community projects that
tackle issues such as hunger, housing, safety, education, research,
natural resources and cultural activities.
In February, the CAB program awarded grants to a variety of Alaskan
community programs, including the Living Room Ministry in Kodiak
($3,000); St. George Traditional Council ($4,000); Dillingham
Middle/High Schools ($2,500); Bristol Bay Native Association
Regional Food Bank ($2,500); and Dillingham Wrestling Club ($1,600).
"The award was a wonderful blessing and allowed us to put
the money to good use," said Don Merila, co-founder of Living
Room Ministry. "With the Community Advisory Board's money,
we were able to continue providing those in need throughout our
community with medical, food, clothing and financial assistance."
The CAB evaluates each nominee using the following criteria:
the need in the community, project benefits, the number of people
that will benefit from the program, which individuals the award
is intended for, and the ability to garner additional funding.
Since 1997, CAB has granted more than $500,000 to organizations
and programs in rural Alaska. Winners of CAB's grants will be
announced at the CAB's meeting on Dec. 5.
"At American Seafoods we are dedicated to giving back to
the communities we operate in," said Inge Andreassen, president
of American Seafoods Company. "The Community Advisory Board's
grant program is a perfect way to reward those organizations
working to improve our communities."
Applications for the grant program are available by contacting
Kim Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 206-256-2659. Completed applications should be returned to
Kim Lynch at American Seafoods using email, fax at 206-448-0300,
or postal mail at 2025 1st Ave, Ste 900, Seattle, WA, 98121.
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