Current Grant and Scholarship Programs

Homer Foundation Quick Response Grants Program

Grant requests up to $5,000 are accepted year-round with a thirty-day response time. We have transitioned to a new software management system and the link below will take you to that platform. You will need to create your profile to apply. If you are unable to complete an online application, a paper copy may be available upon request and will have an earlier deadline each month. Contact the Homer Foundation staff at info@homerfoundation.org or 235-0541 for more information. Office and Program Manager Lauren Seaton is available to answer questions about this program or review your application before submitting it if time allows.

The Quick Response Grants are considered at a monthly meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The 2024 dates on which applications are due to be considered in that month are as follows:

  • Monday, May 20th
  • Monday, June 17th
  • Monday, July 15th
  • Monday, August 19th
  • Monday, September 16th
  • Monday, October 14th
  • Monday, November 19th
  • Monday, December 9th
Community Impact Grants

This grant program is for support over $5,000. These types of requests are reviewed by the entire Board of Trustees and begin with a Letter of Inquiry. Please contact the staff for more information for these types of projects.

Previous Grant Recipients
Independent Living Center TRAILS program
West Homer Elementary Cross Country Ski Program
HoWL's Inclusion Equipment

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 the Homer Foundation for more information.

YAC (Youth Advisory Committee) Grants Program

The Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee administers its own grants program for youth-related issues. This program will open again Fall 2024.

YAC Grant Evaluation

Scholarships

The Homer Foundation administers several scholarships for students in the greater Homer area. For more information about these individual scholarships, or to apply, visit our page here.  Applications for 2025 will open in late fall 2024.

City of Homer Grants Program

The City of Homer grants program provides funding to many Homer nonprofits that provide essential and enriching programs to the community. The Homer Foundation administers the program and manages an endowment fund for the city. Applications open on January 1st annually and are due February 28, 2025.

City of Homer Grant Evaluation

Educators 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