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Affiliates

The Affiliate Program is at the heart of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) and core to our mission. Established in 2008 through a partnership with Rasmuson Foundation, the Affiliate Program currently supports eleven Affiliate communities across Alaska to build localized philanthropy.

ACF empowers local groups of dedicated volunteer Advisors to grow their community’s endowments to support statewide nonprofits and charitable projects, now and forever. Affiliate Advisory Boards recommend grants to local nonprofits, lead efforts to support organizations within their communities, and encourage their communities to invest in themselves to build stronger and more vibrant lives for their residents. As a result, ACF and its Affiliates increase individual philanthropy among Alaskans, encourage local leadership to identify community issues and invest in solutions and grow permanent charitable assets in communities across Alaska to sustain nonprofits.

Through 2020, Affiliate donors can double their impact with a match from The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation. Donations to Affiliate endowed funds will be matched 1:1, up to $125,000 for Affiliates’ main grantmaking endowment funds and $60,000 for Affiliates’ operating endowment funds. Please see their individual websites below for more information.

 

1. Golden Heart Community Foundation (Fairbanks & North Pole)

2. Jessica Stevens Community Foundation (Talkeetna)

3. Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (Haines & Klukwan)

4. Seward Community Foundation (Seward & Moose Pass)

5. Kenai Peninsula Foundation

6. Kodiak Community Foundation


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Program Contacts

Senior Affiliate Program Officer, Mariko Sarafin, msarafin@alaskacf.org or 907-249-6609


Partners

These organizations are independent entities growing philanthropy in their communities across Alaska. Closely aligned with ACF in their visions and focus, we are honored to partner with these foundations in our shared goals to create a better future for Alaska. These partner organizations hold funds at ACF, collaborate with us on critical issues, and help expand our resource network.

1. Homer Foundation 

Mission
The Homer Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the greater Homer area by promoting philanthropic and charitable activities.

2. Juneau Community Foundation

Mission
To promote philanthropy and effectively respond to the needs of our community to create a healthy, safe, and culturally rich environment.

3. Bethel Community Services Foundation

Mission
Bethel Community Services Foundation is dedicated to the development, growth, continuance, and enhancement of community-based programs and services. In partnership with other communal institutions, foundations, restricted and unrestricted philanthropic donors, it seeks to support effective community growth and development.

 

4. Arctic Slope Community Foundation

Mission
Strengthen our culture of giving and improve the quality of life among the people of the Arctic Slope.

5. Chugiak Eagle River Foundation 

Mission
The Chugiak Eagle River Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to improving the quality of life and to address emerging needs in the community of Chugiak/Eagle River, Alaska by providing grants and scholarships from a permanent endowment.