COVID-19 Response Grants Awarded to Petersburg Nonprofits $20,000 given to support six community organizations

The Petersburg Community Foundation (PCF), an Affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), is pleased to announce grants awarded to local Petersburg nonprofits.

The Petersburg Community Foundation awarded $10,000 in grants to community nonprofits that care for Petersburg families and individuals.

  • Salvation Army received funding to support their home placement program in the absence of Thrift Store sales.
  • Mountain View Manor Food Services received a grant to support the five days/week food delivery service to Petersburg seniors.
  • Petersburg Indian Association received a grant for food vouchers for tribal members.
  • The Lighthouse Assembly of God received funding to purchase food for the Monday evening meals prepared by church volunteers.
  • Petersburg Mental Health Services received additional funding for food pantry and hygiene needs.
  • Petersburg Children Center received funds to help cover operating expenses during the closure.

Through their community foundation partnership, PCF and ACF collaborated to award an additional $10,000 to Petersburg Mental Health Services in support of food security for Petersburg community members and to provide hygiene kits to those in need. Ashley Kawashima, PMHS counselor and member of the Emergency Operation Center team, noted that roughly $1,000/week is required to meet current food pantry demand at PMHS. PMHS is also providing food service items in support of the prepared meals program offered by the Baptist and Assembly of God churches, and the Sons of Norway.

All grants were made possible through generous support from the Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation, with local direction from the Petersburg Community Foundation.

Petersburg Community Foundation is accepting letters of request from nonprofits for grants related to the impacts of COVID-19. The PCF board is working to put our donor dollars back into the community, recognizing that local nonprofits have been broadly impacted by the pandemic. For more information, please contact PCF Program Manager, Joni Johnson, at

ACF, the Rasmuson Foundation, and United Way Anchorage are partnering to provide financial support in response to COVID-19 through AK Can Do. ACF is providing Rapid Response Grants to nonprofits statewide, to those that are on the frontlines, as well as those that shape quality of life. United Way is providing grants for rent and utility assistance to individuals, with more information and applications available locally at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. To make a gift that will benefit organizations and programs in Petersburg, please visit