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 info@homerfoundation.org or 235-0541 for more information.

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

  • Monday, December 12th
  • Monday, January 16th
  • Monday, February 20th
  • Monday, March 20th
  • Monday, April 17th
  • Monday, May 15th
  • Monday, June 19th
  • Monday, July 17th
  • Monday, August 21st
  • Monday, September 18th
  • Monday, October 16th
  • Monday, November 20th
  • Monday, December 11th
YAC (Youth Advisory Committee) Grants Program

The Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee administers its own grants program for youth-related issues. This program is accepting applications until November 30th, 2022.

YAC Grant Application

YAC Grant Evaluation

Previous Grant Recipients
Popeye Wrestling Club's Wrestle Like A Girl Empowerment Program, summer 2019
Homer OPUS Youth String Programs, spring 2020
Homer OPUS Youth String Programs, spring 2020
The Conservation Fund, Saddle Trail Property Acquisition, spring 2022

Other Grant Programs

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.

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.

City of Homer Grants Program

The City of Homer grants program provides funding to many Homer nonprofits who provide essential and enriching programs to the community. The Homer Foundation administers the program as well as manages an endowment fund for the city. Applications open January 1st annually and a due late February.

City of Homer Grant Evaluation

Homer Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund Grants Program

This program was created to respond to local needs from COVID-19 pandemic effects on non-profits. This program is no longer accepting applications. For more information on this program, please go here. 

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 will open in January 2023.

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

This grant program will open again December 1, 2022.