Grant Application Open: October 2, 2023 - November 15, 2023

The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is proud to be the steward of the Social Justice Fund, which was generously founded by Jonathan B. Rubini and Clare Bertucio in 2015 to run through 2025. 

Grant Request Amount for General Operating is $10,000 and for Project Support is $15,000.

Key Considerations

Priority will be given to organizations that:

  • Address root causes in addition to reducing harm and relieving the symptoms of systemic issues. 
  • Show a commitment to lasting, fundamental mindset shifts in relation to social justice issues. 
  • Serve communities outside the Anchorage bowl and are located in the communities they serve.

Note: Lobbying, legislative advocacy, and political campaigning are not eligible activities or expenses. Please contact if you have questions about whether your project falls into this category.  


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

  • Organizations with an annual budget of less than $500,000 (semi-independent projects that are fiscally sponsored by a larger organization are also eligible to apply, please contact us if you are curious about this kind of eligibility)
  • 501(c)3 public charitable organizations with 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3) public charitable status as designated in your IRS Determination letter
  • Faith-based organization providing social services
  • Federally recognized Tribes or Tribal nonprofit organizations
  • City governments or Boroughs

The following are not eligible for grant funding:

  • Organizations with an annual budget of more than $500,000.
  • 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 as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed or ethnicity, or grants for religious indoctrination or other religious activities. 
  • Activities that promote hateful activities or promote violence. 

For detailed guidelines on eligibility and how to submit an application, please review the guidelines and tutorials below:

Social Justice Fund Grant Guidelines

ACF’s DEI Statement

ACF’s online application instructions

If there is question about whether your organization’s needs fit the guidelines, applicants are encouraged to speak with ACF staff ahead of time to discuss your project and to submit a draft proposal for review by ACF staff. Please contact ACF Programs & Grants Team.

The Alaska Community Foundation
Programs & Grants 

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