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 own profile in order 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 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 due April 8th, 2021.

Homer Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund Grants Program

Grant requests up to $2,500 are accepted at this time. For more information on this program, please go here. 

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.

2021 Grant Application can be found here.

2020 City of Homer Grant Program 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

This grant program is closed for this year but anticipate another cylce in Spring 2022.

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
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Onboard Explorations program with Project GRAD, summer 2019
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Onboard Explorations program with Project GRAD, summer 2019

Other Grant Programs

Grant Requests 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.

YAC (HF Youth Advisory Committee) Grants Program

The Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee administers its own grants program for youth-related issues. This program is generally run in the spring, with the call for applications in mid-February. Contact the Homer Foundation staff for more information.