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The CIRI Foundation is seeking applicants for a Program Associate I/II!
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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
April 30, 2019

Due to the 7.1 earthquake on November 30, 2018 in Anchorage, AK and the subsequent damage to The CIRI Foundation’s (TCF) office, TCF has been operating out of a temporary space for the last five months. TCF continues to have limited and basic operations from a single conference room in the CIRI Fireweed Business Center at 725 E. Fireweed Lane Anchorage, Alaska 99503.

The June 1, 2019 (opens May 1) scholarship deadline is fast approaching. We ask that you submit your applications early and submit supporting documents directly to your online TCF application. For any paper applications, you can email applications and supporting documents to the TCF webmail. This will help TCF process documents in the quickest and most efficient manner. Again, with our limited space and equipment, we ask that applicants who are able to complete their applications using the online application system and email do so.

TCF has a single student service station set-up at our temporary space to serve applicants who require in-person assistance. Please check in at the Fireweed Business Center Welcome Desk, first floor, and a TCF team member will guide you to the student station.

TCF only has two phones in our temporary office – one connected to our main line at 907-793-3575 and the other connected to our toll-free line at 1-800-764-3382.  While we are available by phone, TCF recommends emailing TCF at our webmail – this is the best way to contact us.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The CIRI Foundation Team

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!

The CITC Tribal Higher Education Scholarship is now available! This program includes the Alyeska Match Scholarship as well for applicable degree programs. This paper application must be submitted to TCF by June 1 to be considered for fall 2019 term funding.

Download CITC Scholarship Application!

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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