ACF Invests in Statewide Nonprofits

The Alaska Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the third round of its Capacity Building for Charitable Organizations (CBCO) grant program has awarded $22,620 in funding to 8 Alaskan non-profit organizations.

Grant recipients will use their awards to complete a variety of capacity building activities:

  • Alaska Association for Historic Preservation, a statewide group that works to preserve Alaska’s historic resources, will send staff to a conference to learn about managing historic house museums.
  • Alaska Trials, an organization dedicated to building and preserving trails, will develop a business plan.
  • Bethel Council on the Arts will create a strategic plan with the intention of unifying the Bethel arts community.
  • Eyak Preservation Council, a nonprofit that aims to protect, restore and celebrate wild salmon habitat and indigenous culture in ancestral Eyak homelands, will create a strategic plan.
  • Homer Outdoor Wilderness Leader (HoWL), an experiential outdoor education nonprofit for Alaskan youth, will plan for a sound financial future by creating a revenue development plan.
  • Nikiski Senior Center, which promotes quality of life for Nikiski seniors, will create and implement a business plan.
  • Terminal Radio Inc., the public radio station that serves Valdez, Cordova and surrounding areas will create a revenue development plan.
  • The Island Institute, Inc., an organization that fosters community engagement through literary arts and uncommon conversation, will develop an executive succession plan.

This grant cycle marks the end of the pilot period of the capacity building grant program. Since October 2012 CBCO program has granted over $73,000 to 23 different organizations across the state. The Alaska Community Foundation hopes to reopen the program in the summer of 2013. Please visit the ACF website or follow us on Facebook for updates regarding the next application deadline.

The Alaska Community Foundation thanks the Rasmuson Foundation for their generous support of the CBCO Program.