GCI Suicide Prevention Grant

The Alaska Community Foundation, in partnership with GCI, is proud to offer the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant Program, which will fund projects and organizations whose goal is to reduce the rates of suicide in Alaska and promote mental wellness through strengthened community and personal connections. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofits or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska, which may include tribes, schools, churches, local government agencies, and programs.

Organizations seeking organizational or project support are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to projects that are located in rural Alaska or programs that reach rural communities in Alaska (defined as outside of Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau), and that are focused on activities that will:

  1. Result in long-term change after the funding period is over
  2. Help grow or support programs that have already demonstrated success
  3. Support work that will be sustained in the community
  4. Support work that is happening on multiple levels – prevention, intervention (including crisis response), and post-vention
  5. Demonstrate a willingness to work with the local community or be advised and/or guided by local planning
  6. Include partnerships and/or mentorships

Grant requests may be for up to $20,000; typical awards will range from $5,000 – $10,000. All awarded projects MUST be completed within one calendar year from the date grant funds are received. Letters of interest and applications must be submitted online. Click on the link below or contact ACF with any questions regarding the online application system at grants@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700. For more information, please read the grant guidelines below.

Organizations seeking to apply must submit a Letter of Interest by 5:00 pm on August 12th, 2016.

Applicants who are invited to submit a full application will be contacted by August 19th, 2016.

Final deadline will be September 7th, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

Grant Guidelines