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 Next Review Deadline: October 1, 2016 by 5 p.m.

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!


Seward Community Foundation Mini-Grant Accepting applications year-round

Mini-Grants from the Seward Community Foundation are available throughout the year. These are a quick method to assist nonprofit organizations and projects in the Seward/Moose Pass communities. Effective January 1st, 2015, the awards are for up to $1,000 and can be applied for easily with our new online application.


Anchorage Schools Foundation Grant Competitive Cycle Deadline: October 16, 2015 by 5 p.m.

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. Special consideration will be given to projects that support current ASD initiatives such as innovative mathematics projects, engaging seniors, supporting pre-k, safe schools, and service learning.


Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future Deadline: November 9th, 2015 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.


Golden Heart Community Foundation Grant Cycle Deadline: Fall 2016, Dates TBA

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.


Seward Community Foundation Grant Deadline: March 1, 2016 by 5 p.m.

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.


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.