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

Thanks to the generosity of CVCF Donors, 

the Summits for Success $600,000 Operating Endowment goal is within sight! 

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.

During 2022, 2023 and 2024 three matching opportunities totaling $70,000 from The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation were met in the spring of each year. During those same years, three anonymous donors and the CVCF Advisory Board members provided additional match opportunities totaling $61,000. We’re pleased to announce that all those matching dollars have been secured thanks to the generosity of our many donors! All matching dollars will be invested in the Operating Endowment Fund to help us reach our campaign goal.

A huge THANK YOU to all the donors who have supported this campaign since its launch in 2022. Each of you is helping to assure CVCF’s sustainability!

*Fund balance as of April 2024