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Grants & Community Projects

The Petersburg Community Foundation’s (PCF) goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for Petersburg area residents, addressing immediate needs while working toward long-term improvements. We are continually listening and learning about what is important to you.

We use proceeds from our growing permanent endowment to award yearly grants to support charitable organizations and programs in the Petersburg area. Grants may support a broad range of community needs, including but not limited to health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. We seek projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of residents and show collaboration with other organizations.

Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.

Annual Grant Program

Petersburg Community Foundation’s 2023 Annual Grant Program is open from Monday, February 20, through 5 pm AKST, Friday, April 14, 2023. The below information will be left up for organizations that wish to apply for future PCF grant programs.

PCF seeks applications from qualified, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalents, such as: Tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations) that are based in or serve the community of Petersburg. PCF grants to support a broad range of charitable community needs in these areas: health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, animal welfare, community development, and many other charitable activities that benefit the Petersburg community. To be considered, eligible grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm AKST on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Please review Petersburg Community Foundation’s Annual Grant Guidelines to determine your organization’s eligibility before applying.

Important Notes for Grantees

  • Required Online Grant Agreement: If awarded, grantees must complete an online grant agreement signifying acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant prior to the grant award being released.
  • Grant Project/Program Timeline: Grant projects/programs must be completed within one year of the award date unless the PCF Advisory Board approves a timeline extension for your awarded project/program. Extensions must be requested prior to the grant report due date.
  • Required Grant Report: A grant report is due within one year of the grant award date. Grant reports are submitted online. Please include any media that highlights your grant project and acknowledges the Petersburg Community Foundation. Remember that pictures really help PCF tell the story of your project and its success with the greater community and PCF donors who make these grants possible. All due dates, grant agreements, and grant reports are found within the online grants system.
  • Overdue Grant Report(s): If you are a grantee and have any overdue grant reports for previous grant awards from ACF and/or its Affiliate community foundations, you must complete a final grant report for those previous awards before your organization is eligible to be considered for any current or future grant opportunities from ACF and/or its Affiliate community foundations.

Please direct general questions to PCF’s local Program Manager, Ruth Johnson, at: Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grants system to ACF’s Affiliate Program staff at: or call 907-334-6700.

2023 PCF Annual Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

Once you have read the grant guidelines and the tutorials (if you are a new grant applicant), you can click below to:


PCF Grantee Resources

If you are a current Petersburg Community Foundation (PCF) grantee and are looking for resources on how best to promote or share about the PCF grant your organization received, please click on the resources below.

Communication Guidelines for PCF Grantees

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Contact PCF’s Program Manager, Ruth Johnson, at:

Please remember to check when your grant report is due and to complete the required grant report in the same online grant system your organization used to apply for the grant.

2019 Grant Awards


Project Name
Farragut Farm Healthy Families Program
Girl Scouts of Alaska Petersburg Day Camp
Narrows Broadcasting Corporation (KFSK) Main Broadcast Transmitter Replacement
Petersburg Little League Snack Shack Renovation
Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Petersburg Focus of Plastics and Marine Debris (Part II)
Petersburg Public Library Self-Check Out Kiosk Replacement
Rae C. Stedman Partners in Education Student Enrichment Funding
Viking Swim Club Aquatic Center Equipment

2018 Grant Awards


Project Name
Girl Scouts of Alaska 2018 Summer Day Camp and Women of Science & Technology in Petersburg
Good Beginnings Preschool Teacher training, STEM based learning resources
Mountain View Food Services Mt View Food Service continuation of meals
Narrows Broadcasting Corporation (KFSK) Audio Video Upgrades for KFSK Production Facility
Petersburg Arts Council Wright Auditorium Lighting Improvement
Petersburg Children’s Center Outdoor Play
Petersburg Humane Association Animal Shelter Improvements
Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Petersburg Focus on Plastics and Marine Debris
Petersburg Public Library Decolonizing Alaska Exhibit
Southeast Regional Resource Center Adult Education in Petersburg
The Salvation Army 2018 Petersburg School Backpack Food Assistance Program

2018 Mini-Grant Awards


Project Name
Good Beginnings Preschool/Kinder Skog Outside Motion Sensor Lights
Mountain View Food Services Healthy Meals
Narrows Broadcasting Corporation (KFSK) Community Volunteer Music Service Upgrade
Petersburg Arts Council Petersburg Arts Brochure Update
Rae C Stedman Elementary Partners in Education School Garden

2017 Grant Awards


Project Name
Clausen Museum Clausen Museum Information
Mitkof Dance Troupe Mitkof Dance Troupe Scholarships and Auditorium Flooring
Narrows Broadcasting Corporation (KFSK) Community Reporter’s Field Kit
Petersburg Arts Council Our Town Mural Refurbishment
Petersburg City School District Hands-on Learning in Marine Science
Petersburg Indian Association PIA Milk Distribution
Petersburg Medical Center Long-Term Care Family-style Dining Project
Petersburg Public Library Petersburg Public Library Shelter/Totem Project
The Salvation Army 2017 Petersburg School Backpack Food Assistance Program

2017 Mini-Grant Awards


Project Name
Presbyterian Church USA (Petersburg) Head Start sandbox
Mitkof Dance Troupe Ballet Barres
Clausen Museum Object Storage Project
Petersburg Arts Council Alaska Writer Laureate Reading and Workshop
Petersburg Medical Center Carendo Multipurpose Hygiene Chair
Narrows Broadcasting Corporation (KFSK) Production Studio Computer Hardware
Petersburg Children’s Center Classroom Enrichment
Petersburg Hospital Guild Medevac Kits
Petersburg Indian Association Johnson O’Malley (JOM) – Sewing Machine Purchase
WAVE WAVE Office Privacy Enhancements