Grant and Scholarship Programs

Homer Foundation Immediate Response Grants Program
Grant requests up to $2,500 are accepted year-round with a thirty day response time.

City of Homer Grants Program

The City of Homer grants program provides funding to many Homer nonprofits who provide essential and enriching programs to the community. The Homer Foundation administers the program as well as manages an endowment fund for the city.

City of Homer Grant application Form 2019

2019 City of Homer Grant guidelines

Scholarships
The Homer Foundation administers several scholarships for students in the greater Homer area.

Homer Foundation 2019 Scholarship Application

  • Alan and Daniel Rieser Scholarship
  • Alice Witte Memorial Volleyball Scholarship
  • Bill and Liz Johnson Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Diane Wambach “Shoot for the Stars” Scholarship
  • Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship
  • Fish and Wildlife Scholarship
  • Health Care Providers Scholarship
  • Homer Community Science Scholarship
  • Nikki Geragotelis (Fry) Memorial Scholarship
  • Kachemak Bay Medical Scholarship
  • The Beluga Tail/Tale Writing Scholarship
  • Ptarmigan Arts Visual Arts Scholarship

Other Grant Programs

Emergency Loans
The Homer Foundation has the ability to provide short-term, no-interest loans to nonprofits experiencing closure due to natural disaster or unforeseen events. Contact Homer Foundation for more information.

YAC (HF Youth Advisory Committee) Grants Program
The Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee administers its own grants program for youth-related issues. Contact the Homer Foundation for current guidelines and focus area.

Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) grants not available at this time.

Educator’s Professional Development Scholarship

The Educators Professional Development Fund was established by local area educators and community members.  The purpose of the fund is to provide support to public school educators seeking to expand their knowledge/teaching ability/obtain continuing education credits.  Funds may be used for, but not limited to:

  • class tuition/workshops/conferences
  • books, equipment and/or supplies for professional development purposes
  • transportation and/or accommodations for professional development
  • bringing in guest speakers/presenters for educators

Educator’s Professional Development grants not available at this time.