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. Contact the Homer Foundation staff at or 235-0541 for more information.

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, January 15th
  • Monday, February 19th
  • Monday, March 18th
  • Monday, April 15th
  • Monday, May 20th
  • Monday, June 17th
  • Monday, July 15th
  • Monday, August 19th
  • Monday, September 16th
  • Monday, October 14th
  • Monday, November 19th
  • Monday, December 9th

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 are open until March 24th, 2024.

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

Apply here.

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.

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 March 1, 2024.

City of Homer Grant Application

City of Homer Grant Evaluation

Previous Grant Recipients
Girl Scouts from homer travel to statewide Encampment

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