The Alaska Community Foundation connects people who care to the causes that make a difference and matter most to them. We encourage and nurture philanthropy through building and managing permanent endowments, convening stakeholders, working with partners to strengthen Alaskan communities, and providing donors with flexible giving options that are strategic to their philanthropic objectives. ACF also manages the Pick.Click.Give. program.


Inspiring the spirit of giving and connecting people, organizations, and causes to strengthen Alaska’s communities now and forever.


ACF envisions an Alaska where communities come together and have resources to thrive.


Our values guide all the work we do, including grantmaking, fund management, and scholarships.


We are dedicated to serving our donors, partners, and all Alaskans with excellent customer service.


We bring together people, ideas, and resources to make lasting improvements, respecting that local communities have the ability to address their needs best.


We are dedicated to partnering with donors, grantees, and Alaskans to strengthen our Alaskan communities


We are responsible stewards, demonstrating transparency and accountability and providing excellent customer service in our operations and programs.


We believe in the power of long-term community investments to create lasting change for the benefit of future generations of Alaskans.


We believe in the power of endowments to create lasting change for the benefit of Alaska.


Alaska’s diversity strengthens us and inspires us to be inclusive of all voices.


Est. 1995

In 1995, the founders of The Alaska Community Foundation imagined a place where Alaskans who have done well were able to give back. In 1998, the original articles of incorporation were restated and amended, establishing ACF as it exists today.

The results have been impressive. In 1999, ACF managed assets of $433,000 held in five funds. By the end of 2001, there were 11 donor-advised funds, one nonprofit organization endowment fund, and managed assets totaling $2.7 million.

In 2007 and reconfirmed in 2020, ACF was accredited through National Standards for Community Foundations 

based on our processes and operational excellence. Compliance with National Standards indicates that ACF has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for best practices.

Today, we manage over 2,250 funds, including eleven Affiliate and five partner community funds, with assets totaling more than $200 million. Each year, because of donors like you, we grant out over $30 million in charitable gifts to local nonprofit organizations and charities, making a lasting impact on Alaska for years to come.

Learn more about community foundations.