Planned Giving Webinar

Our lives are the sum of actions and relationships. Large and small, we have been shaped by those around us. What and who have you impacted in your life? There is a simple, but lasting way establish you legacy in the communities of the Southern Kenai Peninsula. Make a planned gift. We are hosting a free webinar on how to … Read More

Homer community reports for duty in COVID-19 crisis

The cars and trucks were lined up at the Homer United Methodist Church parking lot through the lunch hour Monday, and they kept coming into the afternoon. Some drivers wore masks and gloves, and so did most of the volunteers, bundled against a cold wind as they offered a quick greeting. The new drive-through line provides scant interaction. But a … Read More

Bear Creek Winery Music Festival

Annoucing the 3rd annual Bear Creek Winery Music Festival and Pig Roast. This is the largest donor-driven fundraiser for the Homer Foundation, with all proceeds from this event benefiting the Homer Mariner Fastpitch Softball Fund and the Nikki Geragotelis (Fry) Memorial Scholarship Fund, both benefiting athletes of Homer High School. It is a very unique event full of food, music, … Read More

Pay It Forward: A Christmas Homecoming

During her busy and too-brief life, my wife helped in many non-profit organizations. I never did. As a working journalist, I kept my distance from good causes. Clear-thinking journalism (always of value, always in short supply) was my way of pitching in. When I left full-time newspaper work, and agreed to start helping the Homer Foundation, it was not the … Read More

Wildheart Inspires Unselfish Wishes

Look a gift fish in the mouth! In fact, take a photo with it, climb on it, and feed it cash or check! The act of giving doesn’t just feel good. It is also fun! And now giving has become even more fun with the arrival of a six-foot bronze king salmon named Wildheart. Wildheart the Giving Salmon is the … Read More

Artist Selected for The Giving Salmon

The Homer Foundation recently celebrated 25 years of creating community philanthropy. To commemorate this milestone the Foundation selected artist Christina Demetro to sculpt a six-foot bronze sculpture called The Giving Salmon. The Giving Salmon will be located in front of the new Boat House Pavilion. Created to be interactive, the public will be able to “feed” the Giving Salmon by making … Read More

Call for Entry

Calling all artists! The Homer Foundation is requesting proposals from artists for a larger-than-life sized bronze salmon sculpture, The Giving Salmon. The Giving Salmon will be located on the grounds of the new Boat House Pavilion, a marine-inspired covered pavilion which will stand where the former Harbor Master’s office was located on the Homer Spit. Interested artists should apply online.  … Read More

Making Your Will Seminar Oct. 8th

The Homer Foundation is supporting a complimentary MAKING YOUR WILL seminar hosted by the Kachemak Bay Campus on Saturday, October 8th from 12-1:30pm. Join Homer attorney Lindsay Wolter and UAA Director of Gift Planning Harry Need for this informative session. Lunch provided. Register by calling the College at 907-235-7743.

Pick.Click.Give. For Alaska

By Nina Kemppel, CEO & President, Alaska Community Foundation This article was originally published by the Alaska Dispatch News on March 18th, 2016. The next several days are critical for hundreds of nonprofits across Alaska. Why? As we approach to the March 31st deadline to file for your Permanent Fund Dividend, we move closer to the time most Alaskans will … Read More