Alaskan Leader Accepting Grant Applications


Erik Wander/KMXT

The partners of the Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation are once again accepting applications for funding of local, non-profit organizations and other worthy community projects. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more.

Linda Kozak is a Kodiak fisheries consultant. She described the funding program.

(Kozak 1 48 sec "The partners of Alaskan …wonderful thing for these fishermen to do.")

Kozak said the foundation provides between 20 and 25-thousand dollars a year in funding. She said they try to spread the money around.

(Kozak 2 50 sec "Obviously, they’d like to …people that the non-profit is going to reach.")

Kozak said the application process is relatively simple.

(Kozak 3 22 sec "It’s a very short application … those are taken into consideration.")

Steve Steffensen is an administrator at Kodiak Christian School, a past recipient of the grant and a current applicant. He talked about how the funds have been used in the past.

(Steffensen 1 35 sec "We’ve used those in the past … a godsend for us, for sure.")

Monte Hawver, director of Brother Francis Shelter, another previous recipient, talked about what the funding means to the shelter.

(Hawver 1 45 sec "Well, the Alaska Leaders … use it as we see best.")

The Foundation was created in the year 2000 to help provide support by helping to fund local programs and events that make Kodiak a stronger and more vibrant community. The application deadline for the Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation grants is February 16. I’m Erik Wander.


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