Grant Application Open: January 15, 2024 - February 29, 2024

The Alaska Community Foundation has partnered with Rasmuson Foundation, Mat-Su Health Foundation, and the George and Stephanie Suddock Foundation to provide support to summer camps across Alaska.

Grant Request Amount Range: Up to $45,000.

Summer camps are a rite of passage for Alaskan youth and essential childcare infrastructure for Alaskan families. The Camp Initiative supports summer enrichment programming for Alaskan youth, including both overnight and day camps. These funds are not intended to support early childhood education or summer programming for year-round childcare providers. Camp capital needs are not eligible for this grant program.




The Camp Initiative prioritizes funding for organizations that are addressing the following key issues: 

  1. Capacity to Implement: Does the organization demonstrate that it can implement this camp (or these camps) safely and responsibly?
  2. Reach & Impact: To what extent will the proposal reduce financial barriers, increase the quantity of young people with access to camp experiences or improve the quality of camp experiences?
  3. Equitable Access to Diverse Camp Experiences Statewide: To what extent will this proposal contribute to ensuring youth statewide have equitable access to a diverse range of camp experiences?

Key Considerations (Please refer to the Camp Initiative Grant Guidelines for more details)

  • Capacity to Implement
  • Reach & Impact
  • Equitable Access to Diverse Camp Experiences Statewide


Your organization is eligible for funding through this grant opportunity if it is one of the following:

  • 501(c)3 public charitable organization with 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3) public charitable status as   designated in your IRS Determination letter (including qualified faith-based organizations)
  • Faith-based organization providing social services to the broader community
  • Federally-recognized Tribes or Tribal nonprofit organizations
  • City governments or Boroughs
  • K-12 Schools

The following are not eligible for grant funding: 

  • Individuals
  • State or federal government agencies
  • For-profit organizations or businesses
  • Private nonprofit organizations (those not identified in their IRS determination letter as 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3)
  • Requests for support that do not fall within the funding guidelines outlined above
  • Activities that improperly discriminate regarding race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed, or ethnicity, or grants for religious indoctrination or other religious activities.

Please review the Grant Application Guidelines and Helpful hints below for more information.


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Grant Guidelines

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Please note: These forms are for your draft work ONLY; any submissions must be completed within our online grants management portal.

For grantee convenience, below are PDF versions of the grant application and final report form for this grant opportunity. Click the links below to download the PDF version of the document if you’d like to prep.  The documents are provided here for your PREPARATION convenience. You cannot use these forms for your submission – that must be done online within our portal.

Applications are due: February 29, 2024 by 5:00 PM (AKST)

We look forward to hearing from all interested organizations that would like to apply for the Camp Initiative grant opportunity.

ACF Contact Information 

The Alaska Community Foundation
Programs & Grants
(907) 334-6700

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