Charitable organizations across the state recently learned how much money they’ll be receiving from this year’s Pick. Click. Give initiative. The Kodiak Womens Resource and Crisis Center received $3,100. Executive Director Rebecca Shields says the money will go a long way.
Baranov Museum Executive Director Katie Oliver says the museum plans to use their $1,200 towards exhibit development. Besides increasing their funds, Oliver says the donations actually help when it comes time to write grants.
The application deadline for organizations to participate in the program is the same as it is for Permanent Fund Dividend applicants. If an organization doesn’t sign on by March 31st then they can’t participate. That may be why KWRCC and the Kodiak Senior Center- which received over $1,300 this year- aren’t on next year’s list of participants.
Jordan Marshall is the special projects manager at The Rasmuson Foundation, one of the non-profit organizations leading the Pick. Click. Give. program. He says one of the reasons an organization might decide against participating in the program is the $250 participation fee.
Of the nearly 400 non-profits that participated, 21 of them didn’t receive more than $250. The University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak campus is one of them, only netting $125.
Other organizations that benefited from this year’s PFD windfall include the Alaska Marine Conservation council with $3,725, Kodiak Baranof Productions (Kodiak Arts Council) with $2,075, the Maritime Museum with $2,175 and Kodiak Public Broadcasting (KMXT) with $1,700.
There are six new local non-profits on the list for 2012. They include the Alutiiq Museum, Hope Community Resources, the Humane Society of Kodiak, Island Trails Network, the Kodiak Public Library Association and The Salvation Army.