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

Strengthening Organizations will accept applications for Spring & Fall

Winter Cycle: January 15 – February 29, 2024
Fall Cycle: October 1 – November 15, 2024

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 in Alaska. Comparable organizations may include tribes, churches, local government agencies, and programs. Organizations must have their federal designation as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, or equivalent, for a year or more.

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. For eligible activities for funding, please review the provided grant guidelines.

Grant requests may be for up to $10,000.

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

A draft review of your application is strongly encouraged. Please email The Alaska Community Foundation at least two (2) weeks before the deadline at requesting a review. If your organization would like a draft review of your application, complete and save it, but do not submit it.

Here is a list of past grantees with a short description of their projects:

Grantee History 2017- 2022

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


Click this link or copy and paste the link below to access ACF’s online grants management system:

Click this link or copy and paste the link below to access ACF’s online application instructions:

Grant Guidelines

Helpful hints for applying online

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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.

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

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