TCF’s Board of Directors is seeking an additional member! 
The CIRI Foundation has been governed by a Board of Directors since its creation in 1982. The board consists of up to fifteen members who are responsible for determining the business affairs and policies that further TCF’s goals. If you or a loved one have benefited from TCF’s work to support Alaska Native people in education and heritage perpetuation, or you want to give back and support these efforts, please consider applying for this board position. Click here to learn more.








Now Closed: TCF, CITC, and Eklutna Inc. Scholarship Deadline

The June 1, 2017 degree-seeking scholarship deadline is now closed. All submitted applications will receive an email with any remaining items that must be completed- these messages are sent to the email in the application. 

You may request an online new user account at any time to prepare for the next deadline. TCF, CITC, and Eklutna Inc. scholarship applications are available one month prior to each deadline. The next deadline will be December 1, 2017.

TCF’s Education Resources Handbook (PDF) (click to download) has additional opportunities you may be interested in.

Now Open: TCF and Eklutna Inc. Vocational Training Grant Deadline 

The June 30, 2017 deadline is now open. Please note, the TCF application is online and Eklutna Inc. is a separate paper application.

You may request an online new user account at any time to prepare for the next deadline. TCF and Eklutna Inc. vocational training grant applications are available one month prior to each deadline.

Now Closed: Project Grant Deadline

The current Project Grant Deadline is June 1. Applications received at this deadline are in process and applicants will be contacted via email. The next deadline will be September 1, 2017. Questions are welcome at any time.

Grants are available to support projects that affect and/or involve Alaska Native beneficiaries of CIRI and further the education and heritage goals of TCF.

Three different categories are available: Education, Heritage, and A Journey To What Matters: Increased Alaska Native Arts and Culture Project Grants. Visit the project grant portion of our website to learn more. The next Project Grant Deadline is September 1.


Download! TCF has updated our Education Resources Handbook (PDF) for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.  Learn more about Alaska Native Organization funding, internships, study tips, and hundreds of scholarships and grants.

ALASKA NATIVE ARTIST RESOURCE WORKBOOK_2015 COVERThe Alaska State Council on the Arts, in partnership with The CIRI Foundation, is pleased to provide the Alaska Native Artist Resource Workbook to assist Alaska Native artists in furthering their artistic careers. Please contact ASCA for more information about the workbook and upcoming artists professional development workshops scheduled across the state.

NEW! Artist Grant Proposal Writing Handbookwritersfront_back

The purpose of this Grant Writing Handbook is to offer suggestions and clarify the process of writing a grant proposal for arts funding. It is adapted from the First Peoples’ Cultural Council of British Columbia to provide information and resources specific to Alaskan artists.

TCF is grateful for this partnership and collaborative spirit enabling us to increase our resources to perpetuate and promote the unique artistic and cultural traditions of Alaska Native peoples!

Click on the book cover for an electronic copy!

Upcoming TCF Deadlines


TCF recipients in the news!

TCF supported projects in the news!

  • Decolonizing Alaska, supported by A Journey to What Matters and Heritage Project Grants, is highlighted on National Native News
  • Material Traditions, supported by A Journey to What Matters Project Grant is written about here.

Our People – Stories Shared by TCF recipients, project grant participants, and those impacted by TCF. 

Click on the picture to read each story.