Where We Fund

The Chugiak-Eagle River Foundation primarily supports organizations based in and which provide services that benefit the population of and communities within the Chugiak-Eagle River area.

Who Is Eligible

Alaskan organizations that have received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service and are classified as "not a private foundation" under section 509(a) of the Code, and other qualifying not for profit organizations that have as their primary purpose, at least one of the following purposes: charitable, educational, eleemosynary, civic, patriotic, social, literary, cultural, athletic, scientific or trade association.

Who Is Not Eligible

Organizations or foundations for redistribution of funds to entities of their own selection • Individuals • Private foundations • In general churches • Organizations that, as a major purpose, influence legislation or support candidates for public office Organizations that discriminate by reason of race, religion, sex, or national origin.

In selected cases, the Foundation may choose to fund projects undertaken by organizations that normally fall outside the above guidelines. For example: • Religious organizations - Projects without a religious purpose that impact the broader community. • Units of government - Broad community impact that extend beyond traditional government functions.

What We Fund

Capital projects (furnishings, buildings, audio and video equipment, books, medical equipment, computers, art supplies, sports equipment, musical instruments, vehicles, etc.)

Special projects: Occasionally, the Foundation will consider funding the expansion or start-up of innovative programs that address issues of broad community or statewide significance. The project must demonstrate long-term benefits or impacts, and be initiated by an established organization(s) with a history of accomplishment. The project must also show the ability to sustain it’s existence over time whereas it is sustainable and does not need to be funded each year.

What We Don't Fund

The Chugiak-Eagle River Foundation concentrates its resources in the areas listed above. Generally, that means we cannot support many worthy requests including the following:
• General operations
• Loans, deficits, or debt reduction
• Endowments
• Indirect or overhead costs
• Reimbursement for items in a completed project or items already purchased.


The Chugiak-Eagle River Foundation accepts grant applications year-round. To review proposals, the Board generally meets three times per year. Proposals will be considered if they are submitted by January 1, April 1, or October 1.
Applications may be considered at any time at the discretion of the Board. If an applicant organization is successful, a formal grant agreement will be sent. All applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals within 45 days from the submittal deadline. Grant procedures are subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

If you have a question about the eligibility of your organization or proposal, contact the Chugiak-Eagle River Foundation, P.O. Box 770301, Eagle River, AK 99577-0301 

Grant Application
Grant Final Report