The Seward Community Foundation (SCF) believes philanthropy is vital to realizing our community’s potential. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Seward/Moose Pass area by addressing and assisting local needs, funded from a permanent endowment actively supported by our citizens. We are an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation and our purpose is to “connect people who care with causes that matter.”
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
The Seward Community Foundation (SCF) is committed to supporting significant community projects that will benefit current and future residents of Moose Pass and Seward. Current grant making efforts support organizations and programs focused in the areas of health, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, seniors and community development. Contributions received through Pick. Click. Give. provide SCF with flexible resources to meet current and future community needs. These gifts make a genuine difference in the lives of our citizens.
Located at the head of historic Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward's population booms during the summer when the area's abundant fishing returns reach their peak and the natural beauty of the area is on full display. Every July 4th, the area hosts the legendary Mt. Marathon run when a thousand hardy runners charge up and down Mt. Marathon in the second-oldest organized foot race in the country. The residents of Seward and Moose Pass celebrate the area's historical past and have set a course for a bold vision of the future. Recent community projects have focused on rebuilding the public library and museum, as well as building a new park for young children.
A dedicated group of local volunteers serve at the helm of the SCF and maintains a strong connection to community with a commitment to locally-advised philanthropy. Recent SCF grant awards have supported a literacy project with the Seward Senior Center; a new website to improve community outreach for the Seward Arts Council; the summer DaVinci Camp through The Boys and Girls Club to connect youth with nature; a stream bank restoration project coordinated through the Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance; and strength training equipment to improve swimming endurance for the Seward Tsunami Swim Club.
As an affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), SCF benefits from the shared services and infrastructure provided through ACF. This partnership allows for greater efficiency in operations and a higher portion of contributions to be directed back into the local community through the SCF grant making programs.
If you would like to learn more about the Seward Community Foundation, we invite you to call us at (907) 224-GIVE. Thank you for your support in helping to build a legacy for the Seward community!