Current Grant Opportunities at ACF

In 2018, The Alaska Community Foundation awarded over 1,000 grants from Unrestricted, Field of Interest, Donor Advised, Donor Designated, and Agency Funds, providing over $6MM in investments to communities across the state. The impact of these grants could not be realized without the dedication and perseverance of grantees. It is because of these charitable organizations that areas of interest important to Alaskans, such as homelessness, basic needs, workforce development, social justice, and youth and education, can be supported and built upon for current and future generations. It is a privilege to work with individuals that have dedicated their lives to giving back to our communities.

The following grants are currently available to provide support for Alaska’s nonprofits, enabling leaders to focus more fully on the important work they do every day.

The Social Justice Fund
Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.


The Alaska Community Foundation’s goals for the Social Justice Fund grant cycle are to support strategic collaborations that prioritize leadership development and allow Alaskans to address the root causes of challenging social justice issues within their communities and across the state.

Nonprofits, tribes, schools, faith-based organizations, local government agencies, programs, and grassroots organizations may apply for programmatic and sustainable general operating support. Grant awards through this program will range from $5,000 to $15,000 and may be eligible for renewal for an additional year. ACF anticipates awarding 8 to 10 grants in early March 2019.
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Alaska Native Social Justice Fund
Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.


The Alaska Community Foundation’s goals for the Alaska Native Social Justice Fund grant cycle are to support strategic collaborations that prioritize leadership development and allow Alaska Native communities to use their own voices to identify and address the social justice issues that are the most important to them. These may include, but are not limited to access to and use of traditional resources, over-representation in the prison system, under-representation in the political process, and access to education.

Alaska Native-led nonprofits, tribes, schools, faith-based organizations, local government agencies, programs, and grassroots organizations may apply for programmatic or sustainable general operating support. Grant awards through this program will range from $5,000 to $20,000 and may be eligible for renewal for an additional year. ACF anticipates awarding 8 to 12 grants. Learn more

Strengthening Organizations
Applications accepted year-round


Grant awards will support nonprofit staff and board members in their efforts to access tools, develop practical skills, and cultivate support systems needed to effectively achieve the organization’s mission in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, program development, collaboration and community engagement, and evaluation of effectiveness.

Eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for grants to build the capacity of their organizations. Eligibility is limited to 501(c)3 nonprofits, or equivalent, organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, schools, churches, local government agencies, and programs. …Learn more

Alaska Children’s Trust’s Tier 2 Innovation Grant
Applicants accepted year-round


This grant was created to stimulate the development and adoption of groundbreaking approaches and technologies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Tier 2 grants fund projects above $10,000 up to a maximum of $50,000 per year. Requests can be a single year or multi-year, up to three years.

Innovation is either introducing something new or infusing a current product/program with more resources to strengthen its reach and impact. It is usually driven and supported through data. It is compelled by an organization’s desire to understand and meet the ever-changing needs and challenges of the people they are serving while trying to prevent child abuse and neglect. As a catalyst for change, ACT has introduced the Innovative Grants to stimulate new ways of preventing child abuse and neglect and strengthen the current methods that have proven successful. …Learn more

Affiliate Community Foundation Grants


2019 Seward Community Foundation Grant Program
Deadline: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

Grant awards support charitable organizations and programs in the Seward/Moose Pass area. Grants may support a broad range of community needs, including but not limited to health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. …Learn more

Seward Community Foundation Mini-Grants
Applicants accepted year-round

Seward Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Mini-Grants Program. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 are intended to be flexible funding opportunities that support a broad range of community needs throughout the year. …Learn more

2019 Ketchikan Community Foundation Grant Program 
Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

Grant awards support charitable organizations and programs in the Ketchikan area. During this grant cycle, grants will be awarded for physical and emotional support projects. …Learn more

Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to call ACF staff prior to submitting an online application.

ACF Contact:
907-334-6700
grants@alaskacf.org

Thank you
These funds are supported by generous donors who believe that together we can make our state more caring, responsive, and rich in spirit. The Alaska Community Foundation is inspired each day by the generosity of donors and the hard work so many are doing to build an enduring legacy of community involvement and support in Alaska.