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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 2024 Annual Grant Program is open from Monday, February 19, through 5 pm AKST, Friday, April 12, 2024. 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 12, 2024.

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.

2024 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.


2023 Grantees

GranteeProject Name
Girl Scouts of AlaskaGirl Scouts of Alaska Summer Day Camp in Petersburg
Humanity In ProgressHousing Assistance and Kitchen Bag
KFSK Community RadioKFSK Building and Property Improvement Project
Petersburg Arts CouncilPetersburg Small Venue Lights and Sound
Petersburg Marine Mammal CenterPetersburg Science Series Virtual Accessibility
Petersburg Medical CenterYouth Mental Health First Aid
Petersburg Rainforest FestivalNaturalist's walking tour of Mitkof Island
Petersburg Sons of Norway HallDry Sprinkler Head Replacement and Fire Pull ADA Required Relocation
Petersburg Arts CouncilIn honor of Jeannette Ness, 2023 Volunteer of the Year Award

2022 Grantees

GranteeProject Name
Petersburg Children's CenterFunding for Covid-related closure in 2021
Clausen MuseumInterpretive Educational Signage System
Devil's Thumb ShootersCovered Five Stand Shelter for Youth Firearms Ed.
Girl Scouts of Alaska2022 Girl Scout Day Camp in Petersburg AK
Petersburg Arts CouncilWright Auditorium Wireless Sound Control Improvements
Petersburg Children's CenterNatural Elements on Playground
Petersburg City School DistrictElementary School Community Garden Re-vamp
Petersburg Medical CenterORCA P.O.D. Summer Camp
Petersburg Public LibraryTechnology for STEAM Youth Programming
Petersburg Rainforest FestivalAlaska Raptor Center Visit to Petersburg
Petersburg Sons of Norway HallNFPA Required Upgrades and new Door locking system.

2021 Grantees

GranteeProject Name
Good Beginnings PreschoolRebbi Hus Playground Enrichment
KFSK Community RadioKFSK Building Power Upgrade
Mountain View Manor Elderly HousingDeck out the Deck
Petersburg Arts CouncilOutreach and Communications to support the arts
Petersburg Children's CenterPetersburg Children's Center maintenance
Petersburg City School DistrictCommunity Based Shredding Program
Petersburg Medical CenterChildcare and Early Education Needs Assessment
Petersburg Rainforest FestivalImproving Accessibility for Rainforest Festival Events
Good Beginnings PreschoolEnrichment activities and supplies
Humanity In ProgressFood pantry, hygiene kits, utility and rent assistance
Petersburg Little LeagueCovid-related expenses
Petersburg Arts CouncilDEI grant for the Seet Ka Festival
Petersburg City School DistrictDEI grant to the Native Olympics program

2020 Grantees

GranteeProject Name
Lighthouse Assembly of God ChurchMonday Evening Meals program
Mountain View Food Services Inc.Purchase food, to-go containers, and hot bags for home delivery meals for older Petersburg adults
Petersburg Children's CenterOperating expenses related to re-opening the Center
Petersburg Corps of The Salvation ArmyRental housing support for Petersburg residents
Petersburg Indian AssociationFood vouchers for Petersburg families in need
Petersburg Mental Health Services IncFood pantry, hygiene kits, weekly meals, and supplies for housing and food insecure Petersburg families and individuals
KFSK Community RadioNew phone system compatible with audio boards

2019 Grantees

GranteesProject Name
Girl Scouts of AlaskaPetersburg Women of Science
KFSK Community RadioKFSK's Main Broadcast Transmitter Replacement
Petersburg Little LeaguePetersburg Little League Snack Shack Renovation
Petersburg Marine Mammal CenterPlastics and Marine Debris program in Petersburg
Petersburg Medical CenterFarragut Farms Healthy Families Program
Petersburg Public LibrarySelf-check out kiosk replacement
Rae C Stedman Elementary Partners in EducationStudent Enrichment program
Viking Swim Club IncPurchase of Aquatic Center Equipment

2018 Grantees

GranteesProject Name
Girl Scouts of Alaska2018 Summer Day Camp and Women of Science & Technology in Petersburg
KFSK Community RadioAudio Video Upgrades for KFSK Production Facility
Mountain View Food Services Inc.Mt View Food Service continuation of meals
Petersburg Arts CouncilWright Auditorium Lighting Improvement
Petersburg Children's CenterOutdoor Play
Petersburg Humane Association IncAnimal Shelter Improvements
Petersburg Lutheran ChurchTeacher training, STEM based learning resources
Petersburg Marine Mammal CenterPetersburg Focus on Plastics and Marine Debris
Petersburg Public LibraryDecolonizing Alaska Exhibit
Southeast Regional Resource CenterAdult Education in Petersburg
The Salvation Army2018 Petersburg School Backpack Food Assistance
KFSK Community RadioCommunity Volunteer Music Service Upgrade
Mountain View Food Services Inc.Healthy Meals
Petersburg Arts CouncilPetersburg Arts Brochure Update
Petersburg Lutheran ChurchOutside Motion Sensor Lights
Rae C Stedman Elementary Partners in EducationSchool Garden

2017 Grantees

GranteesProject Name
Clausen MuseumClausen Museum Information
KFSK Community RadioCommunity Reporter's Field Kit
Mitkof Dance TroupeMitkof Dance Troupe Scholarships and Auditorium Flooring
Petersburg Arts CouncilOur Town Mural Refurbishment
Petersburg City School DistrictHands-on Learning in Marine Science
Petersburg Indian AssociationPIA Milk Distribution
Petersburg Medical CenterLong Term Care Family-style Dining Project
Petersburg Public LibraryPetersburg Public Library Shelter/Totem Project
The Salvation Army2017 Petersburg School Backpack Food Assistance Program
Clausen MuseumObject Storage Project
KFSK Community RadioProduction Studio Computer Hardware
Mitkof Dance TroupeBallet barres
Petersburg Arts Council Alaska Writer Laureate reading and workshop
Petersburg Children's CenterClassroom Enrichment
Petersburg Hospital GuildMedevac Kits
Petersburg Indian AssociationJohnson O'Malley (JOM) - Sewing Machine Purchase
Petersburg Medical CenterCarendo Multi-Purpose Hygiene Chair
Presbyterian Church USA (Petersburg)Head Start Sandbox
WAVEWAVE Office Privacy Enhancements

2016 Grantees

GranteeProject Name
KFSK Community RadioCommunity archive and public records project
Mitkof Dance TroupeYouth programs and low-income students participating in programs
Petersburg Arts CouncilPurchase of a screen replacement for Wright Auditorium
Petersburg Children's CenterSprinkler and alarm systems for the facility expansion project
Petersburg Corps of The Salvation ArmyBackpack Food Assistance program for Petersburg youth
WAVE24 hr crisis line

2015 Grantees

GranteeProject Name
Petersburg Children's CenterSupport to purchase literacy, music and movement materials for local children
Petersburg Corps of The Salvation ArmySupport for a food assistance program benefitting local children in need
Petersburg Humane Association IncSupport to purchase portable building for homeless cats
Petersburg Medical CenterSupport for the purchase of a gait trainer for the community
Petersburg Public LibrarySupport to purchase STEAM items for youth in Petersburg

2014 Grantees

GranteeProject Name
Mitkof Dance TroupeSupport for a three-day dance camp, open to the whole community.
Petersburg Children's CenterSupport for the purchase of teaching materials to enourage interest in science, technology, engineering, and math
Petersburg City School DistrictProgram support to buy electronic equipment for the Augmented Reality program for children
Petersburg Marine Mammal CenterSupport for an interactive kiosk at the Visitor's Center.
Petersburg Medical CenterSupport for the purchase of physical therapy equipment
Petersburg Public LibrarySupport for the Amazing Rainforest Race
REACH IncGeneral program support
WAVESupport for the purchase of food for volunteers while they are on duty for W.A.V.E.

2013 Grantees

GranteeProject Name
Mountain View Food Services Inc.Support for Kitchen Equipment Upgrades for Mt. View Manor
Petersburg City School DistrictSupport for a visit from staff and birds from the Alaska Raptor Center during the Tongass Rainforest Festival
Petersburg City School DistrictSupport for the purchase of a homogenizer for Petersburg High School
Petersburg Humane Association IncSupport for the Petersburg Humane Association's pet spay/neuter program
WAVEFunding to help pay for rent and staff time at W.A.V.E's office
Petersburg Children's CenterSupport for the puchase of toddler activity and play equipment for Petersburg Children's Center

2012 Grantees

GranteesProject Name
Clausen MuseumSupport for a Discovery Center display.
KFSK Community RadioSupport for purchase of equipment to improve quality and reach of public radio broadcast
Petersburg City School DistrictSupport for the Stikine River field trip for 4th grade elementary school students in Petersburg
Petersburg City School DistrictSupport for the Garden Hoop House project for Petersburg school children
Petersburg Humane Association IncSupport for Humane Association's free pet spay and neuter program
WAVESupport for establishing a 24-hour crisis hotline for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Petersburg Public LibraryTo support construction of a new public library in Petersburg, AK