Social Justice Fund Grants

The Social Justice Grant Program is a non-competitive cycle offering flexible grant support that can be used for projects, programs, partnerships, and to assist with general operating expenses to advance measurable social justice work.

We will be accepting nominations for grantees from March 28 to April 27, 2017.

If you represent such a group or know of a group or entity working collaboratively on social justice issues please nominate them using the link below.

Nominate here

Eligible entities for funding include 501(c)(3) nonprofit or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, schools, faith-based centers, local government agencies and programs. These entities may serve as fiscal sponsors for grassroots groups and other cross-sector collaborations.

Organizations are encouraged to self-nominate. Nominations by supporting organizations or individuals are also encouraged.

Nominations will be initially reviewed by ACF program staff to ensure eligibility and then put before the Advisory Panel for review. The Advisory Panel is composed of individuals with long-term expertise and leadership on social justice issues in Alaska, those working with affected constituencies, and individuals interested in enhancing support who have a passion for social justice issues in our state.

We will put more weight on nominations that prioritize collaboration and partnership with other organizations, agencies, or grassroots efforts in the nominee’s social justice work. Award funds are flexible and grantees may use grant funds for their own work and may disburse it among their partners as well.

For this first round of grantmaking from the Social Justice Fund, the Advisory Panel will balance grantmaking between near-term immediate needs and longer term multi-year operating support. Grantees will be announced in mid-May.

For additional information on the Social Justice Fund at ACF and the nomination process, please review the documents below. If you have any questions, please contact

Important Information about creating an account in our grants system:
Organizations that have applied for ACF grants in the past can use their existing accounts to submit self-nominations.

If you are employed by a nonprofit or equivalent charitable organization, this is your first time using our grants system, and you are self-nominating please use your employer’s EIN to create an account. This should only take a few extra minutes.

If you are nominating a partner organization or an organization without an EIN, or are a member of the public, and/or are a first time user of ACF’s grant system, you will need to create a new account. This should only take a few minutes, but our system requires you enter an EIN to create a profile. Please use 12-3456789 as an EIN so you can proceed with creating your account and filling out the nomination. Please review the SJF Nomination Guidelines and online tutorials below for more details on how to submit a nomination. Please contact ACF Staff if you require assistance.

Social Justice Fund Grants Guidelines

Preview the nomination questions

View a tutorial for using our online system