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The Alaska Community Foundation and its Affiliates typically award grants through a competitive application process or a donor's recommendation. The specific grant criteria, application requirements, and deadline varies by grant program. Please review the grant guidelines for each grant program to determine your eligibility before applying.

Please direct questions to ACF at or 907-334-6700. Please direct questions about Affiliate grant programs to ACF's Affiliate Program Officers, at or 907-334-6700.

Coronavirus Nonprofit Relief Fund

The State of Alaska has set aside $35 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to specifically support nonprofits in Alaska adversely affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.


The Premera Rural Health Care Fund 2020 Application Deadline has passed

The Premera Rural Health Care Fund supports access to quality health care through grants to providers in rural and remote Alaska communities. Eligible projects include medical and dental equipment, technology and vehicles, as well as ancillary equipment for emergency services, facility renovations, restorations and furnishings. Eligible providers include community health centers, outpatient clinics, Alaska Native- and tribal government-operated clinics and/or hospitals, critical access hospitals and sole community hospitals, located in rural and remote locations of Alaska. For more information, please click on the grant name link.


Strengthening Organizations Application Deadline has passed for 2020

Grant awards support professional staff and board of directors in their efforts to build the capacity of their organizations. Eligibility is limited to 501(c)3 nonprofit, or equivalent, organizations located in the state of Alaska. Please review the grant guidelines and frequently asked questions for more information.


Anchorage Trail Care Fund Grant 2020 Application Deadline has passed

The purpose of this fund is to establish a source for funding of summer soft surface trail maintenance and construction projects in the Anchorage Bowl, from Girdwood to Eklutna. Soft surface trails are meant to include non-paved trails on public land used for non-motorized activities where maintenance is not generally funded through local, state, or federal budgets.


Alaska Children’s Trust Tier 1 – Community Based Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Grants The 2020 Application Deadline has Passed

Qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or equivalent organizations throughout Alaska that are working to prevent child abuse and neglect are invited to apply for mini-grants (up to $10,000) from ACT’s competitive grant cycle. Grant funding will be awarded for primary prevention only. Please click the link for more information. **DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2020**


2020 GCI Suicide Prevention Grant 2020 Application Deadline has passed

The Alaska Community Foundation, in partnership with GCI, is proud to offer the Alaska Born and Raised Suicide Prevention Grant Program, which will fund projects and organizations whose goal is to reduce the rates of suicide in Alaska and promote mental wellness through strengthened community and personal connections. Please click the link for more information.


Social Justice Fund Grants 2020 Application Deadline has Passed

The Social Justice Grant Program is a competitive cycle offering general operating support to organizations and partnerships working on social justice issues. We will be accepting nominations January 13th – February 20th, 2020. Please click on the link for more information


Alaska International Understanding Grant 2019 Application Deadline has passed

The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is now accepting applications from eligible organizations to support education, research, and building cultural connections between Alaskans and other nations. This grant program is made possible through the Irma Scavenius Memorial Fund for Furthering Understanding Between Alaskans and Those of Other Countries.