Grants

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 grants@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700. Please direct questions about Affiliate grant programs to ACF's Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at srivera@alaskacf.org or 907-274-6708.

Strengthening Organizations Applications accepted year-round

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 take a couple moments and check out our Frequently Asked Questions section!

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Anchorage Schools Foundation Grant Cycle 2017 deadline has passed

The Anchorage Schools Foundation was created to make grants in support of activities that enhance the success of students in the Anchorage School District. Past grants have included awards to purchase classroom supplies, recreational equipment and uniforms, books, technology, instruments, and other material needs that support enhanced student success.

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Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future – Workforce Development Grant Program 2017 deadline has passed

The Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future (VFAF) grant program seeks applications from eligible organizations for projects that sharpen vocational skills and contribute to the competitiveness of Alaska’s natural resource and overall economy. Proposed projects should be focused on building skills of relevance to natural resource development industries such as oil & gas and mining. Projects that build and refine skills that are cross-cutting across a variety of industries and sectors will be especially competitive.

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Social Justice Fund Grants

The Social Justice Grant Program is noncompetitive cycle offering general operating support to organizations and partnerships working on social justice issues. We will be accepting nominations March 28-April 27, 2017. If you represent such a group or know of a group or entity working collaboratively on social justice issues please nominate them using the link below.

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GCI Suicide Prevention Grant

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. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofits or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska, which may include tribes, schools, churches, local government agencies, and programs.

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Alaska Children’s Trust

Organizations throughout Alaska working to prevent child abuse and neglect are invited to apply for mini-grants (up to $10,000) from ACT’s competitive grant cycle. Applications are accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, local or state governments, schools, or Regional Educational Attendance Areas. Grant funding will be awarded for primary prevention only.

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