You can play a role in supporting local nonprofit organizations serving those devastated by this pandemic.

The Homer Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund will support nonprofits that provide critical services throughout the Southern Kenai Peninsula whose missions have been devastatingly impacted by recent events.

This fund will help organizations maintain operations and effectively respond to increased demand from clients during this time.

We expect this response to require several phases. The first phase will prioritize:

  • Provide human services and emergency assistance (for example, food, shelter, transportation, living expenses, rent/utility assistance, etc.)
  • Primarily serve vulnerable populations, including children who are out of school/families without childcare, people who have lost a source of income due to the pandemic, people who are at high risk medically, people who are homeless, veterans, and individuals who lack paid sick leave or health insurance, etc.

All donations to this new fund will go to agencies providing support for food, housing and other needs of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and economic issues being faced create immediate and overwhelming needs for nonprofits and the individuals they serve. Both the lives and livelihood of our communities are at stake.  Please give now to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the pandemic. To give, please click the link to the Homer Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund.

Grants

If you are a nonprofit organization, you may use the following application to read the guidelines and apply  for this program.

COVID-19 Response Grant Application

To submit this application, email the completed form to info@homerfoundation.org

Updates

The Homer Foundation COVID-19 Response Committee has made the following grants for a total of $36,599 to date..

  • Anchor Point Senior Center, $4,200
  • Homer Senior Center, $4,750
  • Anchor Point Community Food Pantry, $4,500
  • South Peninsula Haven House, $2,500
  • Homer Farmers Market, $2,500
  • Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, $2,500
  • Homer Community Food Pantry, $2,850
  • Vozenesenka Community Coucil, $2,500
  • Hospice of Homer, $799
  • Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, $2,500
  • Ninilchik Senior Center, $1,500
  • Ninilchik Community Library, $2,500
  • Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families, $500

Agencies can return for multiple grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund. The award amount of $2,500 was designed to allow for flexibility from the Foundation to meet changing community needs.

In addition, the foundation has made the following Quick Response grants from our other funds to answer to organizations with other needs heightened by the pandemic

  • Bunnell Street Arts Center, $2,500
  • Pratt Museum, $3,750
  • Friends of the Homer Public Library, $2,100
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, $3,000
  • Pier One Theater, $2,500

For more information on the COVID-19 Response fund, you may read our article here.