Strengthening Organizations Applications accepted year-round

The Strengthening Organizations grant opportunity is now receiving applications for 2020.

The Alaska Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Strengthening Organizations grant program. The program offers a unique opportunity for eligible nonprofit organizations to apply for grants to build the capacity of their organizations.

Grant requests may be for up to $7,500; typically awards are funded in the $4,000 to $6,000 range.

Eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for grants to build the capacity of their organizations. Eligibility is limited to 501(c)3 nonprofits, or equivalent, organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, churches, local government agencies, and programs.

Grant awards will support nonprofit staff and board of directors in their efforts to access tools, develop practical skills, and cultivate support systems needed to effectively achieve the organization’s mission in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, program development, collaboration and community engagement, and evaluation of effectiveness.

The timeline for review of proposals will be quarterly. Applications submitted in the first two months of a quarter will be reviewed by the committee in the third month of the quarter. Announcements will be made once final approval of the recommended applications has been made. The next review will be September 2020. 

For additional information, please review the following documents. If you have any questions after reading the guidelines, FAQ’s or how to apply online, please contact an ACF Program staff member at or call 907-334-6700.

Grant Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions for Strengthening Organizations Grant Program

Application outline

Helpful hints for applying online

ACF would like to thank the Rasmuson Foundation for supporting this grant program. The ACF Strengthening Organizations Program is complementary to the Rasmuson Foundation Tier I Program. Organizations may not apply for funding for the same project from both programs.