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Grants & Community Projects

As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Cordova Community Foundation’s (CCF) goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for Cordova 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 Cordova. Grants support a broad range of community needs, including: 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 local residents and show collaboration with other organizations in our hometown. Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.

Mini-Grant program is now closed

Our 2020 mini-grant program was open from June 29, 2020 to July 13, 2020 by 5:00 pm AKST. We seek applications from qualified, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalents, such as Tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations) that support charitable organizations and programs in Cordova. Grants will promote healthy communities and support a broad range of community needs, including: compassionate health care, innovative education, community enrichment, active enjoyment of the natural environment, and arts and cultural expression. Individual grant amounts will be awarded from $500 – $1,200. Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm AKST on Monday, July 13, 2020. If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow-up, please note that these are completed using the online grant system. Please direct general questions to CCF’s Program Manager, Gayle Groff, at Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation at or 907-334-6700. CCF Mini-Grant Guidelines
If you are new to our online grants system, please review the documents below:

2019-2020 Grant Awards


Project Name Amount
Mt. Eccles Elementary Swim Program Youth survival suits $1,000
Cordova Junior/Senior High School Close-Up $1,000
Native Village of Eyak Food bank $2,500
Salvation Army Food bank $7,500
Copper River Watershed Project Net recycling $2,250
Prince William Sound Science Center Capital campaign $2,250
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