March Newsletter: Spring into Community Cares Funds

Keep It Cool! Homer Hockey Association (HHA) has been awarded a $25,000 Community Impact grant from the Homer Foundation. With a service area from Ninilchik south, HHA programming serves 15,000 area residents with a full slate of non-weather-dependent recreational opportunities at the Kevin Bell Arena from October thru April. Last summer, regular maintenance at the arena revealed that the current … Read More

New! Community Cares Fund

New unrestricted fund to provide flexibility in meeting urgent and changing community needs while building for the future. For details, click the attached fund announcement.

February 2023 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter Connecting generosity to community need. Homer Foundation Reaches 100 Funds  Great news you can share! The Homer Foundation is growing. Our donors entrust us to steward $6 million in assets across more than 100 funds – yes, more than 100 funds and growing! – supporting the local organizations and issues that matter to them most in our … Read More

January 2023 Newsletter

Connecting generosity to community need. The Homer Foundation has passed another milestone. Total assets under management at the Foundation have exceeded $6,000,000. The most important thing we can say about this is: kudos to the residents of the Southern Kenai Peninsula! Over the past thirty-two years, your community foundation has grown from a bold new idea for Alaska, to a … Read More

December 2023 Newsletter

Connecting generosity to community need. Scholarship Applications Open Dec. 1-Mar. 24 Lauren Seaton, Homer Foundation Office & Program Manager, and Dorothy Fry (Nikki Geragotelis (Fry) Memorial Scholarship), recently participated in a Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Night at Homer High School (HHS). The event was hosted by HHS counselors Paul Story and Sue Reynolds and attended by approximately 50 parents … Read More

November 2023 Newsletter

How your giving makes a difference in communities from Nanwalek to Ninilchik and everywhere in between. Please help spread the word…Grant Opportunity  Youth Advisory Committee Awarding $20,000 this year Grant Applications Open until November 28, 2023 For details and to apply, click here. Questions? Contact Community Cares Fund Kicks Off!  As a donor, do you like the rewarding feeling … Read More

October 2023 Newsletter

October Newsletter How your giving has helped make a difference in your community. Heather Pancratz Memorial Scholarship at Faith Christian Preschool Congratulations Wesley! Wesley is the first recipient of the Heather Pancratz Memorial Scholarship at Faith Christian Preschool. The fund was started in memory of a beloved educator from the southern Kenai Peninsula, Heather Pancratz. Wesley’s mom, Alyssa shared the … Read More

September 2024 Newsletter

How your giving has helped make a difference in your community. Recent Grants KACHEMAK BAY LIONS CLUB Kachemak Bay Lions Club provides Thanksgiving food baskets to families in need each year, and have been doing for over 30 years. Last year, they were able to provide baskets to 193 families, serving 670 people, and they anticipate providing approximately 200 families … Read More

City of Homer Grant Program: Now Accepting Applications

The City of Homer Grants program is now open and accepting applications until March 1st, 2024.  A reminder, this program is made possible through an annual allocation from the City of Homer and annual earnings from the City of Homer endowment funds. Criteria have been established taking into consideration the City of Homer’s intent to support locally based non-profit organizations … Read More

2023 Annual Meeting

Reminder: Annual Meeting this Week Please join us this week for our Annual Meeting as we celebrate the good work of grant recipients and generosity of donors who help to make the Southern Kenai Peninsula a better place to live. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea, visit with friends and neighbors, community leaders and donors.  The … Read More