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The Pebble Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

Bristol Bay Area Nonprofits Urged to Apply for Sustainable Community Funds

Anchorage – Communities throughout the Bristol Bay region are invited to apply for grants from The Pebble Fund during the Fund’s second semi-annual competitive grant cycle opening December 1. Applications from eligible organizations must be received by The Alaska Community Foundation no later than February 26, 2010. Applications must be submitted electronically. More information is available at www.alaskacf.org/grants.

Grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations in the Bristol Bay region, including schools, churches and government agencies. Funding will focus on programs related to renewable resources/fish, energy, community and economic development, and education.

Two webinars for interested applicants will be held to explain the grant guidelines, answer questions and provide instruction on using the online application system. The webinars are scheduled for December 16th at 10:00 a.m. and February 3rd at 10:00 a.m. To register contact Julie Frizzell at 907-334-6700 or jfrizzell@alaskacf.org/

The Pebble Partnership created The Pebble Fund to support a broad range of community-led initiatives that contribute to a sustainable economic future for the region and enhance the health of Bristol Bay fisheries. So far, The Pebble Fund has awarded nearly $1.6 million in support for over 50 projects in the Bristol Bay Region. A complete list of funded projects is available on the ACF website.

The Fund is administered and managed by The Alaska Community Foundation. Since 1996, the Alaska Community Foundation has built successful partnerships with donors and nonprofits to improve the quality of life for Alaskans. ACF facilitates gifts from thousands of generous individuals and families, and last year these donors awarded grants of more than $10 million to a broad range of area nonprofit organizations. ACF offers a range of charitable funds, allowing donors to advance a cause, support an individual organization, or provide flexible support for community needs. For more information about the Foundation, visit www.alaskacf.org or call 907-334-6700.

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