YAC Grants now open!

Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee YAC Letter of Intent Deadline: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 4pm             The Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) announces their new grant application process. YAC is a committee of the Homer Foundation, and is comprised of the members of the National Junior Honor Society at Homer Middle School. YAC’s mission is to promote philanthropy … Read More

2019 Scholarship Press Release

$31,000 Awarded to Area Students The Homer Foundation has awarded twenty-one scholarships totaling $31,000 to Homer area students. These scholarships are supported by permanent endowments administered by the Homer Foundation and would not be possible without the vision and generosity of community donors. “These scholarships have value well beyond the monetary. It is the message we send to each recipient: … Read More

City of Homer Grant Application Form Available

The Homer Foundation announces that application forms for the 2018 City of Homer Grants Program are now available.  The grants program is funded through an annual allocation from the City of Homer in addition to the earnings from the City of Homer Fund and the Kachemak City Fund at the Homer Foundation. The intent of the City of Homer Grants … Read More

Grant Awarded to Support Blue Ice project

The Homer Foundation recently funded a grant to support the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Youth String Orchestra Club for a wonderful project created by John Bushell, that included John’s original music score performed by members of HYSOC under the direction of Daniel Perry, and a very memorable hike to perform the piece in the presence of a glacier! The resulting video, … Read More

City of Homer Grants Program

HOMER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR CITY OF HOMER GRANTS PROGRAM The Homer Foundation announces that application forms for the 2016 City of Homer Grants Program are now available.  The grants program is funded through an annual allocation from the City of Homer in addition to the earnings from the City of Homer Fund and the Kachemak City Fund at … Read More

Homer Foundation Educators Fund Takes Off

Several years ago, Homer experienced the death of several well-loved teachers prompting some community members to look for a way for people to make a meaningful contribution to a fund in their honor. This started the seed of what is becoming The Educators Professional Development Fund, an endowment to benefit local K-12 teachers with opportunities for professional development. Working with … Read More

People’s Choice Award Winners

To kick off the celebration of our 25th Anniversary we awarded three $250 People’s Choice Awards at our Annual Meeting held Wednesday November 11th. Three names were drawn from those present at the meeting, and each individual told us about their favorite nonprofit and why they should receive the award. Winners were: Mary Epperson, who selected the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra … Read More

New Fund to Support Local Educators

The Homer Foundation would like to thank all the dedicated educators who have participated to date in our exploratory process to create a new endowment to support, celebrate and educate public school teachers on the lower Kenai Peninsula. After holding several meetings to germinate the idea, there is now a steering committee and one third of the $10,000.00 goal has … Read More

Recent Grants Awarded as of 2/11/15

Recent grants approved by the Homer Foundation’s Distributions Committee include: Support to the Homer Cycling Club for their “Homer Shares the Road Educational Campaign” and a new blender bike. Presentation Equipment for the Friends of the Homer Public Library.  Support provided by the Cottonwood Fund. Support for the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club’s Suzuki Mini Institute through A Music Education … Read More

Recent Grants Awarded

Recent grants awarded include: A) Chapman School and Paul Banks Elementary School for iPad and iPod upgrades with support from the KLEPS Fund. B) Homer Council on the Arts to support their Summer Youth Art Camp with support from the JEMCO Fund, Jessica Stevens Memorial Fund, and A Music Education Fund in Memory of Renda Horn. C) People’s Choice Awards … Read More