The Juneau Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and effectively responds to the needs of our community to create a healthy, safe, and culturally rich environment.
2019 Hope Endowment/CBJ Social Services Grant Awards. Juneau Community Foundation awards $1.8M in grants to local nonprofit service providers in the areas of homelessness, food security, substance abuse disorders, domestic violence, suicide prevention, senior care, hospice, mental and physical health, education and income stability. Learn more.
Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund is accepting applications for funding support from April 1 through June 1, 2019. This Fund offers grants to organizations that benefit and enhance the health, education and welfare of individuals in Southeast Alaska. Learn more.
Housing First – Phase Two. Juneau Housing First Collaborative is fundraising for Phase Two, which will double the number of units at Forget-Me-Not Manor, a 32-room facility in Lemon Creek. Housing First is a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness. Learn more.
Juneau Nordic Ski Club Endowment. The mission of the Juneau Nordic Ski Club is to get more people on skis more often by trail grooming, by growing kilometers of ski trails, and by youth development. Learn more.
Treadwell Ditch Trail Renovation Project. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has awarded the Juneau Community Foundation a $660K grant in support of the Treadwell Ditch Trail Renovation Project on Douglas Island. The grant will pay for 75% of the total project cost with a 25% local match required. Renovation of the trail is a top priority of the Foundation’s Parks, Trails & Recreation Fund. Learn more about this partnership with Trail Mix, US Forest Service, ADF&G, and the City & Borough of Juneau.
Maureen Longworth’s Blue Ticket Theatre Project. This historical fiction play directed by Roblin Gray Davis premiers October 18, 2019 for three weeks at McPhetres Hall, showing true stories of Juneau in the sixties based on playwright Mo Longworth’s interviews with over fifty people about what happened to our LGBTQ community back then. Learn more.
Art Bus Excursions – Connecting Every Juneau Student to the Arts. Art Bus Excursions are field trips to local arts experiences for our youth. Any Given Child Juneau currently provides annual Arts Bus Excursions for all 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th graders, with more in development. Learn more.
Mike Blackwell, honored by the Foundation as our Philanthropist of the Year for his extraordinary charitable giving in support of Juneau, died this past January. We remember with gratitude Mike’s grace and generosity, his legacy of giving back to the town he loved. We miss you, Mike. Please take a moment to learn a bit more about this remarkable man and the Mike Blackwell Memorial Fund. From his obituary: “… and in his acceptance speech upon receiving the Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year award, he was characteristically witty and blunt as he exhorted his fellow Alaskans to do the same. “Brandish your checkbook!” he growled. Then, pointing to the Foundation’s Executive Director, he added, “Call Amy…and give it all away.” Learn More.
Stories of Local Philanthropy. The Juneau Community Foundation held their annual Philanthropy recognition dinner on September 27, 2018. The event honors outstanding local individuals and businesses who demonstrate commitment to community philanthropy and leadership. Mike Blackwell received the Philanthropist of the Year Award and Sealaska accepted the Philanthropic Business Award. A Nonprofit Organization Award went to JAMHI Health & Wellness for their extraordinary service. Learn more.
Youth Equity. “We are excited about the Foundation’s commitment to Juneau’s youth. Increasing equitable access to activities for youth is one step in the process of creating a more equitable community. Healthy activities provide kids with a critical foundation for a healthy life, impacting not only them but our entire community for years to come. We are grateful to be a part of this collaborative effort.” Jorden Nigro, Zach Gordon Youth Center.
More than 1400 Juneau students live in poverty. Partnering with Zach Gordon Youth Center, Juneau School District, youth activity providers, and agencies working with low-income families, we aim to increase participation rates of low-income children in youth activities and camps. Learn more.
Parks, Trails & Recreation Fund. Enhance our trails, revitalize neighborhood parks and recreation areas.
Education Fund. Empower people of all ages, with the skills they need to thrive and flourish.
Arts Vibrancy Endowment. Support our vibrant arts scene and rich cultural history for generations to come.
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No matter the size, a gift to the Juneau Community Foundation is a first step in advancing a cause that matters to you. Find out more about how your donation can help create a healthy, safe, and culturally rich environment in our community.