A donor-advised fund of the Juneau Community Foundation, the Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund was originally established in honor of Brian Douglas and Wythe Dornan, who moved to Juneau in late 1989 to pursue their dreams and were actively involved in the community during the few short years they lived there. In addition to volunteer work at the Glory Hole and for environmental causes, the couple acted as foster parents for several native Alaskan children. Both Brian and Wythe suffered untimely deaths at the age of 27 in late 1993.
Established in their honor, the fund supports projects dedicated to enhancing the health, education, and welfare of residents of southeast Alaska residents. The fund provides grants to charitable or other nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, childcare institutions, foster-parent programs, and early-childhood education programs; individuals who are pursuing special training/education in any field of professional endeavor for the costs of tuition, transportation, or lodging expenses related to attendance at professional conferences, training or educational programs; and events or special services that enhance the overall quality of life in the region, including amateur sports organizations and children’s music and theatre activities.
Grants awarded through the fund typically range between $200 and $4,000 and will not exceed $5,000.
Completed applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than June 1 to Paul D. Douglas, Advisor, 3014 Foster Avenue, Juneau, Alaska 99801.
See the Juneau Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.