First time applicant?
Returning applicant?
The CIRI Foundation's office will be closed Monday, March 25, in observance of Seward's Day. TCF will return to normal business on Tuesday, March 26.
The CIRI Foundation is seeking applicants for Program Assistant I/II and Program Associate I/II!
Sending mail?

The CIRI Foundation
3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Suite 256
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Please continue to mail documents to our previous address above. We have mail forwarding setup so this is the best way to have documents delivered.

Post-Earthquake Update
March 4, 2019

Due to the earthquake on Nov. 30 and the subsequent damage to The CIRI Foundation’s (TCF) office in the Nat’uh building, TCF has established a temporary office space on the first floor at CIRI’s Fireweed Business Center located at 725 E. Fireweed Lane Anchorage, Alaska 99503. TCF will remain in the Fireweed Business Center until further notice. TCF is actively seeking a longer term office space. 

TCF has limited and basic operations in a first floor conference room. TCF has remote access to our email, online application system and TCF’s main phone line. We ask for your patience with us as we work to assist you under challenging circumstances.

At this time, TCF is not set up to easily assist applicants/visitors in-person. Email is the best way to connect with TCF and our team. While our main line, 907-793-3575, is working — we are operating with only one phone at this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The CIRI Foundation Team

The application period for Certificate/Vocational Training Grants is now open.

This huge booklet contains information from selecting
a school to finding an internship. It also includes hundreds of scholarship opportunities
across many disciplines- the focus is on Native students, so you do not need to be affiliated with CIRI
to benefit from this book.


Click here to download!
In compliance with Federal law, your application’s information will not be released to another party, including parents or family members, without specific written consent. A general release of information consent is in effect until revoked in writing. Please note, however, that applicants must submit a new information request form with each application they wish to have TCF share information in order for TCF to utilize updated documents.
Stories from Previous TCF Recipients
Receiving funding from The CIRI Foundation has given me so many opportunities and helped me get to where I am today. Schooling can be stressful on its own, and having financial support helps to ease some of that stress.
The support of The CIRI Foundation scholarship will help me achieve these goals with less student debt, allowing me to focus on writing and giving me greater latitude to pursue opportunities educating others.
The folks at The CIRI Foundation have offered me advice, support and friendship, even after my educational goals had been reached. My advice is to take full advantage of the resources that are available to you.
Stories shared by TCF recipients, project grant participants, and those impacted by TCF.

Project Grant Funding Opportunities

The next project grant deadline is
June 1, 2019
Project Grants

Start with the goals of each program, and consider whether your project will impact the beneficiaries of The CIRI Foundation (CIRI original enrollees and their direct lineal descendants) or Alaska Native people
more generally.

Your organization may be eligible to apply for more than one grant program.

Project Grant Resources
Alaska Native Artist Resource Workbook

The 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.

Grant Writing Handbook

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. We are grateful for this partnership enabling us to increase our resources to perpetuate and promote the unique artistic and cultural traditions of Alaska Native peoples!

Contact The CIRI Foundation


Due to earthquake damage, The CIRI Foundation is temporarily located at the CIRI Fireweed Business Center.

725 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503

We are not equipped to accommodate walk-in guests. Please contact us by email or phone for assistance.

Mailing Address

3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Suite 256
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Our Hours

8 AM to 5 PM AKST
Monday through Friday

Contact Us

Phone: (907) 793-3575
Toll-free: (800) 764-3382


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