Now Closed: Sept. 30 Vocational Training Grant Deadline

The Sept. 30 vocational training/certificate-seeking and fellowship deadline is now closed. If you submitted an application, please watch for status and acknowledgment checklist emails from TCF. The next vocational deadline is the December 1, 2016 deadline (opens November 1). You may request an online new user account at any time to prepare for the next application deadline.


Upcoming: TCF, CITC and Eklutna Inc. Scholarship Deadline

The next degree-seeking deadline is the December 1, 2016 deadline (opens November 1). You may request an online new user account at any time to prepare for the next application deadline. CITC and Eklutna Inc. paper, scholarship applications will be available on November 1 via www.thecirifoundation.org.


Upcoming: Nov. 1 Project Grant Deadline

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 will be November 1.

TCF is Now Hiring!

TCF is currently hiring for a part-time office assistant position (temporary) . This position provides front desk and related support services for The CIRI Foundation using knowledge of proper use of multi-line telephones, orderly task performance, Microsoft Office computer skills, FileMaker Pro/Access, office equipment operations; and performs general office tasks as assigned.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and completed TCF job application.  View the full job description here. Contact us at (907) 793 3575 or at tcf@thecirifoundation.org with questions.


Download! TCF has updated our Education Resources Handbook (PDF) for the 2016-2017 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.

The purpose of the Artist Grant Writing Handbook is to offer writersfront_backsuggestions and clarify the process of writing a grant proposal for arts funding for individual artists and arts organizations.


It was developed by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, a British Columbia Canada based organization whose mandate is to support the revitalization of Aboriginal language, arts and culture, and edited with permission to have Alaska-specific opportunities.

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.