Greater Sitka Legacy Fund

The Greater Sitka Legacy Fund (GSLF) supports local resiliency and self-reliance, now and into the future. We are committed to maintaining Sitka as a vital, progressive, and healthy place where people can live, work, raise families and retire. To support our community, we promote individual, family and business philanthropy and provide grants to local projects and organizations. We offer a local vehicle for residents and visitors to invest their time, talent and resources in helping Sitka thrive.

Sitka is a community of people committed to working together to solve problems, nurturing our valued historical and environmental heritages, celebrating life through spiritual, artistic, athletic, and cultural expression, promoting education and economic prosperity, all to sustain the well-being of our local organizations that provide services to our citizens.

The Greater Sitka Legacy Fund is a long-term endowment for our local community. As of March 31, 2017, our fund balance totaled $209,406. We encourage donations to our permanent fund, which is professionally managed and protected by The Alaska Community Foundation. Contributions to GSLF allow you to invest in our community’s future and improve our quality of life, secure in the knowledge that your gift will be used to benefit Sitka residents. As our endowment grows through investment income, bequests, and continued donations, it will offer an increasingly large resource to meet local needs over time.

Your donation to the unrestricted endowment or the operating endowment of the Greater Sitka Legacy Fund will:

  • Support local non-profits with grants and educational opportunities
  • Leverage additional funds from the Rasmuson Foundation and The Alaska Community Foundation, which offer challenge grants to GSLF to encourage local giving. Your gift helps make us eligible for up to $100,000 in matching grants toward our unrestricted endowment, and up to $60,000 in matching grants toward our operating endowment.  This year, GSLF is eligible for up to $25,000 in matching grants from Rasmuson Foundation
  • Earn you a place on our honor roll of local heroes who support community solutions to local problems.

To learn more about the relationship between GSLF and The Alaska Community Foundation, please click here.

To donate, please click here.