Grant Application Open: March 20, 2021 - May 4, 2021

In partnership with the Rasmuson Foundation and the United Way of Alaska, The Alaska Community Foundation’s goal for the AK Can Do COVID-19 Response grant opportunity is to support nonprofit organizations that the COVID-19 pandemic has financially impacted. This fifth and final round of funding will focus on community needs that may be lagging in delivery, such as domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, suicide prevention, and equitable vaccine distribution and education. Grants to nonprofit organizations addressing ongoing needs in food security, homelessness prevention, childcare assistance, and support for social equity issues that surfaced during the pandemic will also be considered.

Individual grant amounts will be awarded from $5,000 to $15,000.


  • Eligible applicants include public charitable Alaska nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, federally recognized tribal organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, housing authorities, and local government agencies. Organizations must be located in Alaska.
  • Funding is available to cover the operational or programmatic costs of providing critical services related to the COVID-19 crisis and financial duress caused by COVID-19 disruptions.
  • Funding is unrestricted but associated with meeting the increasing demand for existing services, providing new service delivery models, and ensuring the availability of critical services to those with the highest need. Funds are available to be used towards service and program delivery, extended outreach and support to individuals and families, new staffing requirements, operational safety, and other costs associated with serving individuals and families impacted by the crisis.
  • There is no matching or cost-share requirement tied to these funds.

The following are not eligible for grant funding:

  • Individuals
  • State or Federal government agencies
  • For-profit businesses
  • Organizations dedicated to advocacy (501(c)4) or local chamber organizations (501(c)6)
  • Activities outside the State of Alaska

Please review the Grant Application Guidelines below for more information on evaluation criteria, review, and selection process.

We are happy to hear from organizations that would like to apply for the AK Can Do COVID-19 Response grant opportunity to answer questions about eligibility or technical issues and provide draft reviews of your application.


Click the apply button on this page or find the grants management link in the user logins at the bottom of the page to access ACF’s online grants management system.

To access ACF’s online application instructions, click here or copy and paste into your browser.

If you have any questions, please contact ACF’s VP of Programs & Grants Eleanor Huffines at or Senior Program Officer of Grants & Scholarships Stefanie O’Brien at

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Please note: These forms are for your draft work ONLY; any submissions must be completed within our online grants management portal.

For grantee convenience, below is a list of Word (.doc) versions of the grant application and final report forms for this grant opportunity.  Click the links below to download the .doc version of the form you’d like to work with.  Play with the character counts in your draft, and when ready, copy/paste those words into the online version of the form in our system.  The character count (not word count) in your .doc version will align with the character count in our system.  The forms are provided here for your PREPARATION convenience.  You CANNOT  use these forms for your actual submission – that must be done online within our portal.

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