Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad members test snow stability last year. The group received a grant in 2018 for avalanche training. (Photo courtesy KVRS)

Ketchikan Community Foundation has started accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations for 2019 grants.

Some of the 2018 grant recipients gathered after the awards ceremony last summer. (Photo courtesy KCF)

According to an announcement from the foundation, it expects to distribute about $22,000 in grants this year. The theme for this year’s grants is “Physical and Emotional Support.”

This is the fourth year that the foundation has distributed grants to Ketchikan nonprofit agencies. It has distributed about $62,000.

Past grant recipients include local arts organizations, hospice, search and rescue, the Ketchikan-Kanyama exchange program, and KRBD.

Grant applications are due by March 6th. Organizations can apply online at