Basic Needs Grant Applications will be accepted April 15th, 2019 - May 23rd, 2019

The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is now accepting applications from eligible organizations to support efforts to meet basic human needs of Alaskans. ACF is currently focusing unrestricted grant resources on Health and Wellness activities to ensure that all residents have access to basic needs; i.e. shelter, food, and health. We invite you to submit a proposal to meet this goal.

Key Considerations:

To be considered for funding, proposals must support efforts to meet basic needs in Alaskan communities. In this case, basic needs are defined as fundamental requirements that serve as the foundation for survival. These include but are not limited to programs and projects that help Alaskans access shelter, food, and health.

You may request support for program expansion or creation, general operational support, and capital expenses. ACF is highly interested in innovative programs that are responsive to community needs, partnerships, and collaborative efforts. Lower priority is given to equipment purchase requests, requests to pay staff for existing services, and duplication of existing services.

Grant awards range from $5,000 – $10,000.

Applications must be submitted online. Click on the link below or contact ACF with any questions regarding the online application system at or 907-334-6700. For more information, please read the grant guidelines below.

Organizations applying must submit their applications Monday, April 15th, 2019 to Thursday, May 23rd, 2019.

Grant Guidelines