(Anchorage, ALASKA) – The Alaska Community Foundation is pleased to announce that more than $47,000 in grant awards were made to help 11 Alaska nonprofits strengthen their ability to provide services in the state. The Strengthening Organizations grant awards are used to support leadership development, organizational development, and program development for professional staff and board of directors. This grant cycle, proposals ranged from public relations and communications strategy for Covenant House Alaska, leadership development training for board members for Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage, strategic planning for Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District, organizational development for Ketchikan Youth Initiatives, and more. For a complete list of recipients please visit our website: www.alaskacf.org.
The Strengthening Organizations Program is unique in the funding it makes available to nonprofits, as it focuses on internal capacity building. This program awards capacity building grants up to $10,000, with typical awards ranging from $3,000-$5,000, to 501(c)(3) nonprofits or equivalent organizations, which may include tribes, schools, churches and local government agencies and programs.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and the next deadline is March 1, 2016. The Alaska Community Foundation program staff strongly encourages interested applicants to submit drafts for review a minimum of two weeks before the deadline. For more information or to apply, visit The Alaska Community Foundation at www.alaskacf.org/grants or call (907) 274-6700.
Special thanks to Rasmuson Foundation for supporting this grant program.
Established in 1995, The Alaska Community Foundation is a statewide platform for philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. Holding approximately $75 million in more than 360 funds for the benefit of Alaskans, ACF grants $3-4 million each year to charitable projects and nonprofit organizations across the state. Our mission is to transform gifts from Alaskans into an extraordinary contribution for our state’s future. For more information, visit www.alaskacf.org or call (907) 334-6700.
Development & Communications Associate
The Alaska Community Foundation
3201 C. Street, Ste 110, Anchorage AK 99503