The mission of Ketchikan Community Foundation (KCF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation: Growing an endowment to strengthen the charitable nonprofits serving greater Ketchikan.
KCF’s goal is to both support and sustain the vibrant Ketchikan area nonprofit community by growing an endowment fund that, through grants, is responsive to local needs.
The Ketchikan Community Foundation (KCF) became an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation in March 2013. We are extremely grateful to the many individuals, business owners and, especially, The Rasmuson Foundation, whose vision, expertise, and financial support helped us launch. By early 2016, our endowment fund stood at about $250,000 and had reached a point where we could afford to disperse grant funds for the first time. A total of about $11,000 was distributed in May 2016 to four Ketchikan organizations – Ketchikan Special Olympics, Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, Ketchikan Volunteer Hospice, and Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council. KCF uses only a portion of the interest earnings for the grants, which ensures the endowment fund principle remains intact and growing in perpetuity.
KCF is committed to continue building the endowment fund so we can support larger and larger grant awards in the future.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
We’ve heard the words “Ketchikan has been good to us” several times these past few years from donors. Pick.Click.Give. gives all of us who have benefited from the community a vehicle to give back. PCG gifts help ensure that local philanthropy is sustainable for future generations.
As we reflect on these past few years, we look back with sincere gratitude and appreciation for the amazing support of our friends and neighbors who have given so generously. We are especially proud to have individuals who have chosen to become multi-year donors and commit their sustaining support for future years.
We are particularly grateful to two visionaries: (1) The Rasmuson Foundation for its leadership and generosity in nurturing philanthropic organizations in Ketchikan and throughout the state and (2) The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) for its expertise, the infrastructure and shared services, and its investment acumen, all of which benefit KCF. Although all granting decisions rest with the local Advisory Board, the partnership with ACF allows for greater efficiency in operations, and, therefore, a higher portion of contributions can be directed back into the Ketchikan community through our grant program.
On behalf of the Ketchikan Community Foundation, we invite you to follow us on Facebook, or visit our website at www.ketchikancf.org to learn how you can make a difference!
Has Ketchikan been good to you? The Ketchikan Community Foundation is a way for you to give back.