Start a Fund

Establishing a fund with ACF offers you an opportunity to take a more personal approach to your charitable giving. Whether you decide to set-up a donor advised fund or a field of interest, our knowledgeable staff is here to help you achieve your philanthropic goals. For more information, please contact us.


Grant Making Policies

Types of Funds

We offer a variety of options so that you can choose the one that’s right for you:

Unrestricted Funds

Meeting Community Needs: A flexible fund that allows you to support a broad array of ever-changing community needs.

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Field of Interest

Target your charitable gift by establishing a fund that supports a specific community interest or need that you care about.

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Donor Advised

A Personal Approach: Support the issues and organizations in your personal area of interest by taking a hands-on approach through grant recommendations.

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Scholarship Funds

Take an active role in supporting students and their educational opportunities by investing in our future.

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Donor Designated

Support the good work of your favorite nonprofit organization or charitable cause by establishing a fund that provides long-term, consistent support.

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Agency Funds

Ideal for organizations that are interested in creating support for their organizations in perpetuity. An agency fund tells your donors that you care about their contributions and are being smart stewards.

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“The Alaska Community Foundation provides opportunities for Alaskans to leave a legacy in the state that has allowed them to thrive and grow. With ACF, we can give back to the people of our community and state.”

Leo Bustad, Donor Advisor, Leo and Jeanne Bustad Fund