Chilkat Valley Community Foundation

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) allows joyful givers to realize community dreams. Locally advised, CVCF is solely focused on the needs of the Chilkat Valley, which includes the Haines Borough and the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan. Approximately 2300 residents make their homes in the valley. In addition, numerous seasonal residents and visitors enjoy all the community has to offer.

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation Advisory Board conducts its business on the original lands of the Tlingit people, which include the Chilkat Indian Village and the Chilkoot Indian Association. We pay our respects to the elders both past and present for their stewardship of these living lands.  Chilkat Valley Community Foundation offers this acknowledgment as a path forward in sharing, learning, and working for a collective future.

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation meets our community’s needs by increasing connections between people and the organizations that serve them. We have more than 75 nonprofits that serve all ages and provide educational, cultural, health, social, historical, environmental, recreational, and arts-related opportunities.

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation works with donors to create “permanent funds” to benefit the Chilkat Valley. Your gifts will build long-term endowed funds, allowing you to invest in our community’s future and contribute to our quality of life.

You make a difference when you DONATE to Chilkat Valley Community Foundation!

Your donation will:
•  Connect donors with causes they care about
•  Support nonprofits through grants and educational training
•  Catalyze community planning between individuals, organizations, and governments

Another Summits for Success milestone met thanks to the generosity of CVCF donors!  

In April of 2022, the Advisory Board launched the “Summits for Success” operating endowment campaign, a multi-year fundraising effort to grow the Operating Endowment to $600,000 by 2029. In August of 2023, the end date of the campaign was changed to align with the goal that Affiliates become self-sustaining by 2026. A portion of the annual returns from this fund will help cover operating costs and assure sustainability so CVCF can continue to support nonprofits with grants and training opportunities, host public presentations, and respond to emerging community needs.

In 2023, donors generously met two separate matches to the Operating Endowment. The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation provided a $25,000 match for gifts to the CVCF Fund and the CVCF Operating Endowment, which donors met on May 9. A second match of $10,000 provided by an anonymous donor on August 5 for gifts to the CVCF Operating Endowment was met by donors in mid-November. All matching dollars will be invested in the Operating Endowment Fund

A huge THANK YOU to all the donors who have supported this campaign since the launch, helping to assure CVCF’s sustainability!

Stay tuned for future matches!

*Fund balance as of February 2024