Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation (BBNCEF) has moved all of its programs to an online platform. Applying for a grant is easier than ever before! The Cultural Grant Programs are now available online by clicking here. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. For those who cannot access our online application, we will still accept paper applications. To request a paper application, please contact BBNCEF at (907) 265-7852 or email@example.com. We also fund nonprofit entities located outside of Bristol Bay! Please check out the guidelines found at the bottom of this page under “Related Items” to see if your organization is eligible.
BBNCEF’s core purpose is to build and maintain “connections to our past and invest in our future.” To achieve this purpose, we administer two grant programs: the Cultural Heritage Grant Program and the Native Place Names Grant Program. Grant awards through both programs range from $1,000 to $5,000. Eligible entities are welcome and encouraged to submit a proposal for consideration. The guidelines for our program can be found at the bottom of this page under “Related Items.”
Cultural Heritage Grant Program – to support projects and activities by organizations focused on:
- Preservation, practice and teaching Native languages of Bristol Bay.
- Native knowledge, history, skills and practices.
- Cultural activities, traditions, subsistence, traditional arts and crafts, dance, history.
Native Place Names Grant Program – to support projects and activities by organizations focused on:
- Documentation of traditional names of Bristol Bay communities, rivers, lakes, mountains, hills, bays, beaches and other physical features.
- Stories, oral histories, research and pronunciations of traditional places.
At any time during the application process, you are welcome and encouraged to contact BBNCEF with questions or for additional assistance. We can be reached at (907) 265-7852 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access the grant application platform directly at bbncef.smapply.io/. If for some reason you are unable to access and apply online please contact our office and we can email or fax you an application.