Koniag Education Foundation's mission is to help our people achieve their potential through education.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Koniag Education Foundation funds and supports the education and future of our people, their communities and economy. Over the past twenty years, KEF has awarded over $4 million in scholarships and grants to Alutiiq people who are shareholders and descendants of the Koniag, Incorporated region.
The specific and severe needs KEF addresses are:
Educational encouragement and financial support for the Alutiiq people to differing degrees based on their rural and urban location and their associated lack of economic and educational opportunities;
Recruitment of students to post-secondary education, along with increasing student retention rates and decreasing drop-out rates once students begin school through mentorships, internships, and student networking;
Facilitation of opportunities for remote village students who are falling through the educational support cracks.
Without outreach and support from KEF, many of our students could not afford college and would be unaware of the opportunities that exist for them beyond their villages and communities.
Supporting KEF through Pick.Click.Give. provides real opportunities for individuals to pursue education and obtain employment, translating into better living and working conditions for themselves and their families. An increase in income generated in a family grows the economy of the community in which they reside and gives scholarship recipients the ability to provide opportunities for others in their community through contributions and volunteer activities.