Staff Bio Nathanael O’Connor

Nathanael O’Connor
Affiliate Program Officer

Direct: 907-274-6708
Main: 907-334-6700
Email: noconnor@alaskacf.org

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Nate moved to Alaska in 2008 to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and linguistics. In part, the move was influenced by a childhood trip to Alaska and an ensuing desire to live in the state. Building on previous youth work, he began his foray into the nonprofit sector at the Alaska Humanities Forum as a Program Manager for one of its youth programs and, later, learned more about the granting process and programmatic and funding needs of nonprofits at Raven’s Group LLC.

As Affiliate Program Officer, Nate supports ACF’s Affiliate Program which operates throughout eleven communities statewide that work to expand philanthropy in Alaska. In this role, he helps local Program Managers with the day to day needs of granting to local nonprofits, growing community-based funds, and identifying and convening the community around community issues. Outside of his role at ACF, he assists several Anchorage nonprofit programs by volunteering his time and skillsets.

Philanthropic Interests:

  • Youth
  • Arts and Culture
  • Volunteering
  • Education
  • Language Rights and Equity