In general, The Alaska Community Foundation awards grants through a competitive application process on a donor's recommendation. The specific grant criteria, application requirements and deadline varies by grant program. 

Please review the grant guidelines to determine if your organization and project meet the guidelines for the current grant programs.

Our Affiliates also offer competitive grants --primarily to support the eligible organizations within their local communities.  The application criteria and deadline varies by Affiliate. See below for Affiliate grant cycles.

For more information on the Affiliate communities, please visit the Affiliate pages.  

Strengthening Organizations Grant

Grant awards support professional staff and board of directors in their efforts to build the capacity of their organizations. Eligibility is limited to 501(c)3 nonprofit, or equivalent, organizations located in the state of Alaska. Please take a couple moments and check out our Frequently Asked Questions section!


Social Justice Fund Grants

The Social Justice Grant Program is noncompetitive cycle offering general operating support to organizations and partnerships working on social justice issues. We will be accepting nominations March 28-April 27, 2017. If you represent such a group or know of a group or entity working collaboratively on social justice issues please nominate them using the link below.


GCI Suicide Prevention Grant

The Alaska Community Foundation, in partnership with GCI, is proud to offer the Alaska Born and Raised Suicide Prevention Grant Program, which will fund projects and organizations whose goal is to reduce the rates of suicide in Alaska and promote mental wellness through strengthened community and personal connections. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofits or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska, which may include tribes, schools, churches, local government agencies, and programs.


Alaska Children’s Trust Deadline: April 7, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Organizations throughout Alaska working to prevent child abuse and neglect are invited to apply for mini-grants (up to $10,000) from ACT’s competitive grant cycle. Applications are accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, local or state governments, schools, or Regional Educational Attendance Areas. Grant funding will be awarded for primary prevention only.


Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future Deadline: October 28th, 2016 by 5 pm

The Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future (VFAF) grant program seeks applications from eligible organizations for projects that sharpen vocational skills and contribute to the competitiveness of Alaska’s natural resource and overall economy. Proposed projects should be focused on building skills of relevance to natural resource development industries such as oil & gas and mining. Projects that build and refine skills that are cross-cutting across a variety of industries and sectors will be especially competitive.