Grants

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.  

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.

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Golden Heart Community Foundation Grant Program Deadline: October 14th by 5 pm

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.

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Alaska Children’s Trust Deadline: March 18, 2016 by 5 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.

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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.

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