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.
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!
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.
In support of our mission to enhance the quality of life for residents of the Chilkat Valley, the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, provides an annual competitive grant cycle for local nonprofit organizations. Please see eligibility requirements.
The Golden Heart Community Foundation seeks applications from qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalent organizations) in the greater Fairbanks area that serve needs such as health, education, community heritage, the arts, vulnerable populations, animal welfare, recreation, safety, and community and economic development.
Mini-grants from the Seward Community Foundation are available throughout the year. These are a quick method to assist nonprofit organizations and charitable projects/programs in the Seward and Moose Pass communities. Effective January 1st, 2015, organizations can request up to $1,000.
The Anchorage Schools Foundation was created to make grants in support of activities that enhance the success of students in the Anchorage School District. Past grants have included awards to purchase classroom supplies, recreational equipment and uniforms, books, technology, instruments, and other material needs that support enhanced student success.
The Kodiak Community Foundation seeks grant applications from nonprofit (or equivalent) organizations that are in or serve the Kodiak Archipelago. Awarded grant proposals must be completed within one year. Learn more about this grant opportunity on this page.
The Greater Sitka Legacy Fund has at this time $5,000 to make grants to serve Sitka in 2015-2016. We will give special consideration to applications for projects that will enhance the emergency response system in Sitka. Typical grant awards range from $500 – $1,000.
Nonprofits (or equivalent organizations) that are located in the Seward/Moose Pass area are invited to apply for the 2016 Seward Community Foundation Competitive Grant. Grants will support organizations and programs in the areas of health, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, and community development.
The Teen Suicide Prevention Grant Program seeks applications for projects that will directly enhance community based efforts to prevent teen suicide. Applications are accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska.
Ketchikan Community Foundation’s first Grant Cycle open February 1st, 2016. KCF seeks applications from qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalents) that support charitable activities in the Ketchikan area. The deadline to apply is March 15th, 2016 by 5:00 pm.
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.
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.
The Petersburg Community Foundation’s competitive grant cycle awards grants to nonprofits operating in the Petersburg area. Please see eligibility requirements.
The Kenai Peninsula Foundation opens its annual grant cycle for qualified nonprofits offering programs and services in the central Kenai Peninsula area. Grant requests of up to $1,000 will be accepted. Please see eligibility requirements.
The Jessica Stevens Community Foundation is increasing grant funds and offering up to $15,000 this year in Healthy Community Grants. Awards may range from $500 to $3,000 to nonprofits that serve the Northern Susitna Valley, which includes the Trapper Creek, Talkeetna, Sunshine, and Caswell areas.