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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. Grant awards support healthy communities by addressing a variety of needs, including: health and wellness, compassionate health care, innovative education, community enrichment, active enjoyment of the natural environment, and arts and cultural expression. We seek projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of local residents and show collaboration with other organizations in our hometown. New applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.

2023 Grant Cycle Opens September 1st

Our 2023 grant cycle opens September 1, 2023 and will close at 5:00pm AKST on October 13, 2023. 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 projects and programs in Cordova.  Individual grant amounts will be awarded from $500 – $3,000.

Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm AKST on Friday, October 13, 2023.

Please review the 2023 Cordova CF Annual Grant Guidelines to determine your eligibility before applying. Ineligible organizations or community groups may be able to receive funding for projects/programs if they seek support from a qualified organization that is willing to provide fiscal sponsorship.

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’s Affiliate Program Staff at or 907-334-6700.

Grant Applicant Resources


Grantee Resources

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.

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

2023 Cordova CF Grant Report Questions

If you are looking for resources on how best to promote or share about the Cordova CF grant your organization received, please see communication guidelines and logos below.

Communication Guidelines for Cordova CF Grantees

Cordova CF Logo – PNG version

Cordova CF Logo – JPG version

2019-2022 Grant Awards

GranteeProject NameAmount
Mt. Eccles Elementary Swim ProgramYouth survival suits$1,000
Cordova Junior/Senior High SchoolClose-Up$1,000
Native Village of EyakFood bank$2,500
Salvation ArmyFood bank$7,500
Copper River Watershed ProjectNet recycling$2,250
Prince William Sound Science CenterCapital campaign$2,250
Cordova Jr/Sr High School Art ClassCollaborative mural$2,000
Copper River Watershed ProjectNet recycling$2,860
Prince William Sound Science Center Discovery RoomScience education field trips$3,000
Cordova Arts & Pageants, Ltd.  Event Tent Purchase$3,000
Cordova Trail and Covered Spaces Strategic Planning$2,000
Cordova 4H Music CampCourse Expansion +$2,000
Alaska Hummingbird ProjectBanding Demonstration Equipment$1,300
Mavis Island ProjectRecreational Use Improvement$1,700

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