The Petersburg Community Foundation awarded $11,000 in grants to six area nonprofit organizations at their annual donor event and award ceremony held this year at the home of Glorianne Wollen on May 16th.
Donors and out of town guests, including Governor Bill Walker; Lt. Governor Byron Mallott; Linda Leary, Kris Norosz, and Diane Kaplan representing the Rasmuson Foundation; and Alex Slivka, Chair of The Alaska Community Foundation Board of Directors, had an opportunity to hear from each grant recipient as they explained their project and the impact it would have on our community. For a complete listing of the 2015 grantees, see below.
In addition to awarding grants, PCF was an unexpected recipient of a $10,000 challenge grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. Rasmuson Foundation board members, Kris Norosz and Linda Leary, announced the foundation would match all gifts from new donors through this fall, up to a total of $10,000.
“We appreciate all the current donors and what they’ve accomplished.” said Norosz. “But, we’d really like to see you grow.”
Established in 2008, the Petersburg Community Foundation, an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, has a permanent endowment established to sustain and improve the quality of life in the Petersburg area. In the past, the PCF has used its grant making capacity to fund projects like the purchase of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) materials for pre-schoolers and a 24-hour emergency phone line for victims of domestic violence.
For more information about how you can leave a lasting gift to your community through the Petersburg Community Foundation, please visit more of our at petersburgcf.org.
- $3,000 Salvation Army for the “Backpack Program” to ensure children are fed during the weekend when they don’t have access to the school breakfast & lunch program.
- $1,000 Clausen Museum for new and improved display cases.
- $1,500 Petersburg Children’s Center for materials to support their early literacy, music and movement program.
- $2,000 Petersburg Humane Association for a building to house cats awaiting adoption.
- $2,500 Petersburg Public Library to expand their arts and crafts programming.
- $1,000 Medical Center Physical Therapy Department for new equipment.
Photos by Karin McCullough