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Bristol Bay Nonprofits Awarded $591,901 from Pebble Fund


Oct. 19, 2009

ANCHORAGE – Eighteen groups, schools, villages and tribal councils serving the Bristol Bay area have been awarded grants totaling $591,901 from the Pebble Fund, a charitable fund created at Alaska Community Foundation by The Pebble Partnership.

An independent advisory committee of leaders from the Bristol Bay region selected four primary areas of interest for grant-making from the Pebble Fund: renewable resources/fish, energy, education, and community and economic development. Grant recipients were selected in a competitive process with the advisory board reviewing applications and selecting projects for awards.

Projects to be funded include a new dock crane in Pilot Point, band equipment for the Dillingham City Schools, first responder equipment in Twin Hills and a large burn box in Kohkanok. A complete list of the awards is attached and is also available at the Foundation web site: www.alaskacf.org.

To date, The Pebble Fund has awarded $1,591,901 in support of nearly $10 million in community projects.

The Pebble Fund, which will distribute another $3.4 million to the Bristol Bay area over the coming three years, was created by The Pebble Partnership to fulfill a promise of $5 million over five years for projects in the Bristol Bay region.

The Alaska Community Foundation manages more than $32 million in charitable funds and makes grants to organizations across the state. In 2008, more than $11 million was distributed to nonprofits and charitable activities.

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