Grants & Community Projects

Petersburg Community Foundation’s 2017 Grant Cycle

The Petersburg Community Foundation, an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, announces the opening of its competitive grants cycle Monday, March 13, 2017. Grant applications must be submitted online and received by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to read the instructions listed below before navigating to the Petersburg Community Foundation competitive grant cycle on the competitive grants page.

Unrestricted Grant Guidelines
The Petersburg Community Foundation has a competitive award process for unrestricted grants. Applications are available online through the link above. Between $12,000 & $14,000 will be awarded to a minimum of three organizations, based on the eligible applications received. Awarded grant proposals must be completed within one year.

Eligibility Criteria:
The Foundation seeks applications from qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations that support the organizations and programs in the Petersburg area and serve the people’s needs in such areas as health, education, community heritage, the arts, vulnerable populations, recreation, safety, and community and economic development.

Evaluation Criteria:
Preference will be given to applications which have the potential to impact a broad range of Petersburg area residents. Applications should detail measurable and achievable outcomes and demonstrate other sources of support, collaboration and/or cooperation. Applications should also address the sustainability of the proposed program or project for which funding is desired.

Evaluation criteria include but are not limited to the overall merit of the project, the ability of the organization to successfully complete the project, the clarity and measurability of the project’s goal, the feasibility of the time frame given for completion of the project and the number of people served. In an effort to maximize Petersburg’s resources, please indicate if your requested item(s) are currently available for loan within the community.

Ineligible organizations or activities:
Individuals, for-profit, and 501(c)(4) or (c)(6) organizations, non-Alaska based organizations and state or federal government agencies are not eligible for competitive grants. Applications for religious indoctrination or other religious activities, endowment building, deficit financing, fundraising, lobbying, electioneering and activities of political nature will not be considered, nor will proposals for ads, sponsorships, or special event and any proposals which discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, creed or ethnicity.

Exceptions: In selected cases, the Foundation may choose to fund projects undertaken by organizations that normally fall outside the above guidelines. Examples include: Religious organizations without religious purpose whose proposal impacts the broader community; or
units of government whose proposal extends beyond the traditional governmental functions that impact the broader community.

Please direct your programmatic questions to Petersburg Community Foundation Program Manager, Holli Flint, or Advisory Board Member, Bill Tremblay:

Please direct your technical questions about the online application system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at 907-274-6708 or

PCF Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Applicant Tutorial

Apply Here Now! (Available on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 9:00 am)



Petersburg Community Foundation’s 2015 Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce our 2015 grant recipients. Congratulations to the six organizations that were awarded grants totaling over $11,00 for projects that will benefit the Petersburg community. See the grantees, their projects and grant amounts, in the list below and read our blog post about the Annual Celebration!


Grantee Program Description Date  Amount Fund Name
Clausen Museum Support for the purchase of display drawers. 5/16/2015   $1,000 Petersburg Community Foundation Fund
Petersburg Children’s Center, Inc. Enhancing early literacy and language through stories, music and movement program support. 5/16/2015   $1,500 Petersburg Community Foundation Fund
Petersburg Public Library Support for the Learners to Makers: a Youth STEAM program initiative. 5/16/2015   $2,500 Petersburg Community Foundation Fund
Petersburg Humane Society Support for an animal shelter. 5/16/2015   $2,000 Petersburg Community Foundation Fund
Petersburg Medical Center Support for the purchase of a gait trainer. 5/16/2015   $1,000 Petersburg Community Foundation Fund
The Salvation Army Petersburg School Backpack Food Assistance program support. 5/16/2015   $3,000 Petersburg Community Foundation Fund



Photo Credit: Ricardo J. Lopez