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.
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 www.alaskacf.org/grants or call (907) 274-6700.
Special thanks to Rasmuson Foundation for supporting this grant program.