Directory Category: Non-Profit Organizations
Situated in the southeastern end of Prince William Sound, the Alaskan City of Cordova is quickly emerging as one of America's best places to live, work, play, and visit. Visit cityofcordova.net to learn more about:
Cordova Port & Harbor
City of Cordova administration offices
Bidarki Recreation Center and Bob Korn Pool
Camper Parks, ballfields, and other picnic and park areas
Cordova City Council & Mayor
Cordova Police Department
Cordova Volunteer Fire Department
Cordova Prepared & Emergency Management Team
The Cordova Center community meeting facility
The Copper River Watershed Project is a nonprofit organization that supports natural resources & socio-economic capital through habitat restoration work and watershed-scale projects and planning.
Native Conservancy's reason for being is to protect and restore Alaska Native ecosystems for coastal communities. Native Conservancy is the very first Native-led, Native-owned land conservancy in the United States.
Our mission is to advance community resilience and the understanding and sustainable use of ecosystem. We are unbiased in our approach, and we approach all projects with the attitude that they can lead to positive impact, sustainable use of resources, and a resilient region.
Salmon Jam is an annual cultural event that benefits the residents and visitors of Cordova and helps to make our community a place where people want to live year-round. Sustainable Alaskan fisheries, salmon ecology, and the importance of salmon to local economies are shared with festival-goers through hands-on activities, booths, displays, and is at the heart of the entire event. Not only do patrons enjoy the activities and guest musicians during Salmon Festival weekend, but Salmon Jam Music Festival is the annual fundraiser for Cordova Arts Council and proceeds from Salmon Jam help support year-round cultural and education activities in Cordova. These cultural activities make art available to our isolated community and educate Cordova youth, with artists offering special performances during the school day for all students.
A core of community partners meet year-round to plan and organize this event, which celebrates the wild Alaska salmon that are key to the diverse lifestyles of the Copper River region. Then, for two days a year (in July) an army of volunteers come together to make it happen!
Copper River Salmon Jam would not happen without the staff and resources of Copper River Watershed Project. Community partners like Prince William Sound Science Center, United States Forest Service, and Native Village of Eyak provide staff and materials to educate children and adults about the importance of salmon, their habitat, and our role as caretakers and consumers. Cordova District Fishermen United hosts an annual fillet demonstration, working with local processors to showcase the skills and speed of local fillet masters! Almost the entire event takes place at Mt. Eyak Ski Area, a beautiful multi-use property owned by the City of Cordova with seasonal operations provided by the non-profit Sheridan Alpine Association.
By contributing to this event (whether you are a “spawnsor“, volunteer, or patron), you will help to increase awareness about Copper River Salmon and make Cordova a more vibrant place with year-round art and cultural activities!
Thanks for your interest! Visit our facebook page and help us spread the good news of Salmon & Art!
We are Cordova's all-volunteer, non-profit Arts Council -- encouraging creative expression through the arts in Cordova, Alaska for over 50 years! As the second oldest arts non-profit organization in Alaska, Cordova Arts & Pageants exists to foster education, understanding, and appreciation of the arts and humanities by promoting Cordova’s visual and performing artists as well as to enrich the community by presenting professional performance groups from all over the world. We would not exist without members, volunteers, and donations. If you are interested in joining our organization or donating to support the arts in Cordova, please visit our website at cdvarts.org.
Growing an endowment to strengthen the nonprofits serving Cordova
Cordova Community Foundation is an affiliate of Alaska Community Foundation. CCF is a permanent endowment for the community needs of Cordova, connecting people who care with causes that matter.
CDFU represents and advocates on behalf of over 900 commercial fishermen and their families who harvest the sustainable wild resources of Alaska's Area E waters, which includes Prince William Sound, the Copper River flats and the northern-central Gulf of Alaska. It is our mission to preserve, promote and perpetuate the commercial fishing industry in Area E and to further promote safety at sea, legislation, conservation, management and general welfare for the mutual benefit of all our members.
This organization has 2 Fire Stations to cover our 72 square mile service area. Led by Fire Chief Mike Hicks and Deputy Fire Chief Paul Trumblee, between 20-30 volunteer firefighters and medics work directly with the City’s Fire Marshall and two City-employed firefighter/medic to provide 24-7 Fire and Ambulance service to the community.
The Native Village of Eyak is a federally recognized tribe.
The Native Village of Eyak Traditional Council is a tribal government that promotes self-determination to Native Village of Eyak tribal members.
Their Trible family service program also includes elderly service, victim services, Food supplementation, Tribal representation in CINA cases and Assistance navigating the health system.
Culturally relevant activities that promote healthy families.
PWS Science Center is unbiased in their approach, and they approach all projects with the attitude that they can lead to positive impacts, sustainable use of resources, and a resilient region.
Mt. Eyak ski area, cabin rental, events, hiking, sight seeing, berry picking.
Providing wise management of our nation’s water resources; engaging youth in conservation stewardship; promoting healthy, active lifestyles; and serving communities are goals that contribute to a healthy and vibrant America—and these goals could not be achieved without the help of the US Forest Service and their work with partners, grant opportunities, volunteers, Tribes, and community engagement.
Cordova, AK 99574