Ten Alaska Nonprofits Receive Funding for Internal Capacity Building

The Alaska Community Foundation is pleased to announce that 10 Alaska nonprofits were awarded more than $45,000 in grants to strengthen their ability to provide services for Alaskans across the state. In this grant cycle, proposals varied from strategic planning for the Fairbanks Children’s Museum, the Nome Community Center, and the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, to fund development planning for the Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association, the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage, and Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc, and more.

The Strengthening Organizations Grant Program is designed to provide funding for projects that will strengthen existing nonprofits and allow them to more effectively serve their mission and provide services in Alaska. 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 June 1, 2016. The Alaska Community Foundation program staff strongly encourage interested applicants to submit drafts for review a minimum of two weeks before the deadline. For more information or to apply, click here or visit The Alaska Community Foundation at www.alaskacf.org/grants or call (907) 334-6700.

Special thanks to Rasmuson Foundation for supporting this grant program.


Alaska Literacy Program

Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association

Fairbanks Children’s Museum

Hope Counseling Center

Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc.

Nome Community Center

Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage

Parachute Ministries, Inc.

Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition

Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc.