The Alaska Community Foundation Supports Nonprofit Organizations Across 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.

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.

Grant recipients:

All Alaska Pediatric Partnership – Leadership Development – $6,500

Alutiiq Heritage Foundation – Museum Financial Redesign – $5,100

Anchorage Community Theater – Development Consultant – $3,025

Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage – Bike Anchorage Board Leadership Training – $4,400

Covenant House Alaska – Public Relations and Communications Strategy Implementation – $7,000

Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District – Strategic Planning – $3,000

Girls Rock Camp Alaska – Fund Development – $3,625

Homer Council on the Arts – Board Development – $2,315

Ketchikan Youth Initiatives – Organizational Development – $5,000

Onward and Upward, Inc. – Program Accreditation for Strengthening Alaska’s Youth – $2,400

The Bread Line, Inc. – Meeting the Challenge 2016 – $5,000

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 or call (907) 274-6700.

Special thanks to Rasmuson Foundation for supporting this grant program.