KRBD is deeply grateful for all our donors who have continued to support us through the pandemic. We know times are tough, and future local fundraising is uncertain. With that in mind, KRBD has been applying for Covid relief grants as they are offered, to ensure we can continue to serve our community.
We are thrilled to be able to thank the Alaska Community Foundation, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, City of Craig, and City of Ketchikan for providing relief funds to KRBD Rainbird Community Broadcasting!
- The $25,000 Alaska Community Foundation grant will partially pay for payroll through the end of this calendar year. We have spent significant staff time on Covid-related work, and this grant will help compensate for that focused effort.
- $10,000 from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is for general operating costs. That kind of grant is rare and so welcome, because we are able to apply it where it is most needed at the moment.
- $7,500 from the City of Craig will be earmarked to pay for transmission costs to Prince of Wales Island — a significant expense every year.
- The City of Ketchikan/KPU has approved a $1,600 electric subsidy for KRBD. As you might imagine, a radio station needs a lot of power, so our monthly electric bills are large.
We have some more grant applications out there pending review, and hope to be able to add to this list. These grants won’t make up all our fundraising needs, but they certainly help with KRBD’s financial stability during unstable times.
Thank you again to our individual supporters, local businesses that continue to underwrite our programming, and grant funders for their support of nonprofit agencies.