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We've Moved!

As of June 6, 2019, The CIRI Foundation has officially moved into our new permanent space at the Calais I building, 3201 C Street, Suite 506, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Our office is coming together! We have 6 active phone lines and 2 student stations set up, so our team is ready to assist with any questions you may have.

We thank everyone for your patience and understanding while we were in cozy quarters working away to serve our people after the November 30, 2018 earthquake! Come see us in our new office home sometime!

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 shared by TCF recipients, project grant participants, and those impacted by TCF.

Project Grant Funding Opportunities

The next project grant deadline is
November 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. 

As of August 19, 2019, ASCA’s funding has been reinstated. Please check with the State of Alaska to determine the status of ASCA’s

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!

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The CIRI Foundation
3201 C Street, Suite 506
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

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