The Juneau Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and effectively responds to the needs of our community to create a healthy, safe, and culturally rich environment.
Education Fund. A quality education empowers youth, and people of all ages, with the skills they need to thrive and flourish. It is also central to a community’s economic viability and sustainability, naturally attracting people and businesses and contributing to future growth. Closing the achievement gap for all is a widely-held priority in our community. The Education Fund supports creation of a culture of education and life-long learning, connecting the community and the education system to increase the number of students who realize their true potential. Learn more.
See The Change – Middle School Physics Pilot Curriculum. See the Change is providing a sixth-grade physics curriculum and professional development to eight middle school science teachers this year in Juneau. Local science teacher Steve Morley testimonial.
WORLD IN PROGRESS: Arts-Based Racial Justice. Art can be a powerful tool for social justice, as both a catalyst and a vehicle for conversation. Artists and teaching artists recognize the opportunity for art to be used as a method for facilitating dialogue, especially across cultural groups. Organizations in Juneau and across Alaska have been initiating discussions on equity issues, but have not had the local resources available for engaging in the deep learning and institutional reflection necessary to promote widespread change. Learn more.
Pelican Playground Rebuild: New playground equipment is needed for kids in Pelican, Alaska! Learn about other Special Projects.
Stories of Local Philanthropy. The Juneau Community Foundation held their annual Philanthropy recognition dinner on September 21, 2017. The event honors outstanding local individuals and businesses who demonstrate their commitment to community philanthropy and leadership. Hugh and Shari Grant received the Philanthropist of the Year Award and Alaska Marine Lines and AELP/Avista accepted the Philanthropic Business Awards. To further honor the Grants, funds were raised during the evening for the Foundation’s Juneau Hospice Endowment Fund. Learn more about the honorees and other donor stories.
“Be Like Ken”– Ken Leghorn 2017 Founders Award recipient. Learn more.
Founders’ Award program video: Ken’s speech on the power of giving, and giving big, begins at minute 26.
Youth Fund. Supporting local youth is one of the most far-reaching approaches to building a healthy community. Youth programs and activities enrich individual lives and stimulate positive social interaction, while also showing kids the benefits of community organizations and civic participation. Through the Youth Fund, the Foundation seeks to enhance projects and programs that bring people together around the shared goal of providing local kids with the opportunity to participate in cultural, artistic, athletic or academic activities regardless of economic status. Areas of initial focus include promoting equity through the JAMM music program and various STEM opportunities… learn more about the fund!
Parks, Trails & Recreation Fund. Enhance our world class trails, revitalize neighborhood parks and recreation areas. Current projects: Treadwell Ditch Trail renovation and a new wilderness cabin at Eaglecrest! Learn more.
News & Opportunities
Margaret Frans Brady Arts Scholarships Applications
2018 Juneau Hope Endowment/CBJ Social Service Grant Applications
Kol’s Youth Activity Fund
Elementary School Programs Receive Grants – Empire Article
Pelican AK Playground Rebuild
Juneau Hospice Endowment Fund
Parks, Trails & Recreation Fund
School Breakfast Program Expands – Juneau Empire Article
2017 Hope Endowment/CBJ Social Service Grants
2017 Douglas-Dornan Fund Grants
No matter the size, a gift to the Juneau Community Foundation is a first step in advancing a cause that matters to you. Find out more about how your donation can help create a healthy, safe, and culturally rich environment in our community.