Grants – Hope Endowment and CBJ

Juneau Hope Endowment Fund/CBJ Social Service Grant Program

Juneau Hope Endowment Fund

The Juneau Hope Endowment Fund was established in September 2014 with the intent of supporting 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government agencies that provide programs and services in the Juneau community to address the following social issues:

Suicide Prevention
Substance Abuse
Mental Health
Relief for Victims of Violence

In 2015, the City & Borough of Juneau started adding their social service block grant funds to the Hope Fund grant program. Annually, the Foundation will award approximately $1.8 million in grants to organizations and agencies that address these social issues. The Foundation seeks to fund the highest priority social service needs in Juneau. As part of the grant making process, the Foundation convenes close to twenty community meetings with local social service providers. The purpose of these meetings is to establish priority needs and to encourage cooperative proposals. In addition, the Foundation utilizes a Professional Advisory Committee to review all proposals and make funding recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

CBJ Social Service Grant Funding

The City and Borough of Juneau Social Service Grant Program was established by the CBJ Assembly, which provides annual appropriations to the program. It is anticipated that the Assembly will provide approximately $890,000 for this grant award cycle. These grants are for 501(c)3 non-profit organizations to support services to people in Juneau in these areas:


  1. Access to Health Care (affordable healthcare, insurance coverage)
  2. Suicide Prevention
  3. Substance Abuse (treatment/prevention)
  4. Infants and Toddlers (prenatal care, pediatric care, nutrition)
  5. Seniors (access to healthcare, prescription medicine, mobility, end of life care, adult daycare)
  6. People with Disabilities (access to care, integration into community)


  1. Readiness to Learn (literacy fundamentals for all ages)
  2. Early Elementary Performance (reading, writing)
  3. Success in High School (dropout/graduation rate, disproportionally)
  4. Community Building in Schools (student volunteers, parent engagement)

Income Stability

  1. Access to Employment (access to childcare, quality of care)
  2. Shelter and Housing (supported/transitional housing emergency shelter, cost of living)
  3. Poverty (food, clothing, shelter)
  4. Young Adult Stability (employment, teen pregnancy)
  5. Family Stability (adult/mentor support and availability, domestic violence)


Juneau Hope Endowment Fund/CBJ Social Service Grant Application Process

I. Public Meeting, Thursday, December 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm  will be held on Zoom.  Contact Jenna to RSVP [email protected].  Anyone interested in this grant process is welcome to attend.

II. Letters of Interest are due, Friday, January 8, 2021 by 6:00 pm.
Please email your letter of interest and report to [email protected]. Click here for Letter of Interest Packet and Form (MS Word). Click here for PDF. All agencies interested in applying for these funds must submit a Letter of Interest, please read the attached material to determine if your project meets the grant requirements.

III. Reporting Requirements: Interim and Final Reports are required on all grants. Click here for the Grant Report Form (MS Word), and here for PDF format.

  • Interim Reports are due January 30, 2021
  • Final Reports are due August 31, 2021


IV. Applications are due, Friday, March 5, 2021 by 6:00 pm. Applications must be delivered to the Juneau Community Foundation by this date and time (no email or faxes). Click here for 2021 Grant Application (MS Word). Click here for PDF.

V. Anticipated Announcement Date, Early April, 2021.


CBJ Utility Waiver Funding

The CBJ Utility Waiver program provides sewer and water utility waivers submitted by local health and social service 501(c)3 non-profit agencies in Juneau that provide transitional overnight accommodations. Organizations applying for this funding have to demonstrate that they have provided these services for at least one year. Grants are determined each year before the end of April, however funding is not available until after July 15. Grant funds can be expended until June 30 of the following year.

Click here for CBJ Utility Waiver Application (MS Word). Click here for PDF.


Additional Grant Program Information

Hope Endowment/CBJ Social Service/Utility Waiver funds cannot be used for capital projects. There is no set minimum or maximum grant funding level. The Foundation requires potential applicants to submit a letter of interest using the Letter of Interest Form (available in early December). Grants are determined each year before the end of April, however funding is not available until after July 15. Grant funds can be expended until June 31 of the following year.


Grants Awarded

2017 Juneau Hope Endowment Fund/CBJ Social Service Grants

2016 Juneau Hope Endowment Fund/CBJ Social Services Grants (MS Word)

2015 Juneau Hope Endowment Fund Grants (PDF)

FY2015-2016 Grants Awarded by CBJ (PDF)