$164,667 awarded in capacity building grants in 2014

In 2014, The Alaska Community Foundation awarded $164,667 in grant funds aimed at building nonprofit capacity across Alaska.

According to Candace Winkler, President & CEO of The Alaska Community Foundation:

Nonprofits are typically very focused on mission and are often hesitant to invest in their own internal capacity or they quite frankly don’t have the extra resources. Interestingly, many of our grantees have found that these kinds of investments actually help them deliver more on mission because they are more focused or more skilled at their work.

Applications for 2015 are accepted on an ongoing basis and the next deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2015. The Alaska Community Foundation Program Staff offers a draft review to interested applicants up to two weeks before the deadline. For more information or to apply, visit The Alaska Community Foundation at www.alaskacf.org/grants or call (907) 274-6705.

December 2014 Strengthening Organizations Award Recipients

  • $10,000 to Alaska Family Health & Birth Center for strategic planning;
  • $1,500 to Alaska Literacy Program for strategic planning;
  • $4,000 to Girdwood Health Clinic, Inc. to develop a fundraising plan;
  • $5,000 to Kachemak Bay Broadcasting, Inc. for strategic planning;
  • $3,500 to Museums Alaska for leadership training;
  • $3,379 to the Native Village of Afognak for training in economic development;
  • $4,200 to Russian Orthodox Sacred Sites in Alaska for developing a donor management process;
  • $5,450 to Seward Community Health Center for strategic planning;
  • $3,100 to Wellspring Revival Ministries for fund development infrastructure;
  • $5,250 to Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment for the development of marketing strategies for three nonprofits;
  • $6,875 to YWCA Alaska for developing a women’s wellness outreach toolkit.