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Who We Serve

The mission of The CIRI Foundation is to promote individual
self-development and economic self-sufficiency through education and maintain pride in culture and heritage among Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of 
Cook Inlet Region and their descendants.

The CIRI Foundation also administers a variety of
village and tribal scholarships and grants. 

Norval Nelson,
Montana State University

Our Application Period 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
March 1, 2018
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

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3600 San Jeronimo Dr #256
Anchorage, AK 99508

Our Hours

8 AM to 5 PM AKST
Monday through Friday

Contact Us

Phone: (907) 793-3575
Toll-free: (800) 764-3382
Fax: (907) 793-3585


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