Recognizing Nonprofit Leadership Across Alaska

The Alaska Community Foundation is proud to announce 15 Alaska nonprofits who received funding for internal capacity building

Sitka Local Foods Network
Great Land Trust
Arthritis Foundation, Great West Region
Alaska World Affairs Council
H.O.P.E. (Helping Ourselves Prevent Emergencies)
Alaska Arts Education Consortium
Native Village of Tyonek
Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry
Wrangell Cooperative Association
South Peninsula Haven House
Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities
Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council
The Island Institute, Inc.
Kodiak Historical Society


(Anchorage, ALASKA) – Strengthening Organizations, a capacity-building grant program of The Alaska Community Foundation, announces total awards of $75,353 to 15 nonprofit organizations across the state of Alaska who were recognized for their initiative in building internal structures to enhance capacity. Grant proposals ranged from requests for leadership development support, funding for staff to attend conferences, financial management training, digitizing collections for website purposes, and much more.

[The Wrangell Cooperative Association (WCA)] has a great opportunity to create a sustainable revenue stream thanks to this ACF award. That revenue stream will help fund WCA’s mission, which is to help support the cultural, ceremonial, and subsistence lifestyle for all Alaskans and to promote the safe use and availability of a healthy environment for present and future generations.” – Aaron Angerman, Wrangell Cooperative Association.

The Strengthening Organizations Program is unique in the funding it makes available to nonprofits, as it focuses on internal capacity building, rather than programs or outreach. This program awards capacity building grants up to $10,000, with typical awards ranging from $3,000-$5,000, to 501(c)(3) nonprofits or equivalent organizations, which may include tribes, schools, churches and local government agencies and programs.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and the next deadline is September 1, 2015. The Alaska Community Foundation program staff strongly encourages interested applicants to submit drafts for review a minimum of two weeks before the deadline. For more information or to apply, visit The Alaska Community Foundation at or call (907) 274-6705.

Special thanks to Rasmuson Foundation for supporting this grant program.