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.

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!


Alaska Children’s Trust Tier 1 – Community Based Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Grants 2019 Application Deadline has passed

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.


2019 Vocational Fund for Alaska’s Future – Workforce Development Grant Program Applications will be accepted September 9th, 2019 - October 24th, 2019

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.


Alaska Native Social Justice Fund 2019 Deadline has passed

The Alaska Community Foundation’s goals for the Alaska Native Social Justice Fund grant cycle are to support strategic collaborations that prioritize leadership development and allow Alaska Native communities to use their own voices to identify and address the social justice issues that are the most important to their communities.The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) will accept applications for the Alaska Native Social Justice Fund from January 14, 2019 until 5:00 PM on Friday February 20, 2019.


Social Justice Fund Grants 2019 Deadline has passed

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 January 14th – February 20th, 2019. 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.