The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) will accept Letters of Intent (LOI) for the Alaska Native Social Justice Fund from December 1, 2017 until 5:00 PM on Friday January 5, 2018.
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 their communities. 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 unequal access to education. We invite you to submit a proposal to meet this goal.
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. The total 2018 funding available for this program is $140,000.
In 2017, The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) received a generous grant of $300,000 from the Marguerite Casey Foundation to support Alaska Native-led social justice efforts through 2019. ACF will use the Marguerite Casey Foundation grant to run two Alaska Native Social Justice Fund grant cycles in 2018 and 2019 that support Alaska Native-led social justice efforts. The Alaska Native Social Justice Fund is a sister program to The Social Justice Fund for Alaska, which was created in 2015 when John Rubini and Clare Bertucio made a generous $1 million pledge to support organizations leading progressive and social justice work in Alaska.
Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to call ACF staff prior to submitting a LOI.
For detailed guidelines on eligibility and how to submit an LOI, please review the guidelines and tutorials below: