57Alaska communities awarded projects in 2022.
$35 millionTotal grants and investments in 2022.
$515 millionTo benefit Alaska, since 1955.

A grantmaking pause

Our recent leadership changes bring an opportunity to reflect on where we have been and to set the course for where we want to go.  With that in mind, we are announcing a pause in grantmaking.

Note: We received an unprecedented number of Tier 1 requests in August before applications closed. They are being reviewed as quickly as possible. We expect to let applicants know in November whether their projects were approved for funding from the Foundation.

Helping others is an Alaska tradition

Rasmuson Foundation works to promote a better life for Alaskans by providing grants, bringing people and organizations together and encouraging others to give back. Learn more about our Foundation’s history, the Rasmuson family, the board, and the leaders and individuals who do this work. 

Board Chair Adam Gibbons, Vice Chair Natasha von Imhof and Treasurer Jay Gibbons share a moment in Ketchikan in June 2023. (Photo by Jason Baldwin)

What We Support

As the largest private funder in the state, we invest in projects that reach every aspect of an Alaskan’s life. The work of grantees and partners contribute to quality health care and social support, thriving people and communities, education and economic possibility, vibrant arts and culture, and civic and philanthropic responsibility.

Grantmaking in action

Our grantees are innovative, compassionate and resourceful. Their work enriches the lives of Alaskans each day affecting stories of change across the history of our state. Enjoy these impact stories.

‘Where the sun comes in from all sides’

Sealaska Heritage Institute Arts campus showcases the artistry and cultural heritage of Southeast Alaska.

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Apply for a grant

We provide a number of avenues for grantees to achieve their goals. Learn about our grant types and program-related investments as well as opportunities funded through partner organizations.

News & Views

Announcements & Press Releases

Meet the seven Alaskans receiving 2024 Sabbatical Awards

December 7, 2023

Seven Alaska nonprofit leaders will get a chance to refresh, reset and renew in 2024 through a Sabbatical Award. They all demonstrated a strong track record of…

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Announcements & Press Releases

Foundation builds on experience and capacity with seven new hires

February 15, 2024

Over the last several months, Rasmuson Foundation added seven new team members, building on its operations, programs, and strategy groups. Sarah Allyn and Ryan…

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Announcements & Press Releases

Fairbanks youth advocate and coach joins Rasmuson Foundation board

January 19, 2024

We are pleased to welcome Togi Letuligasenoa to the board of directors of Rasmuson Foundation.

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Announcements & Press Releases

New Years Update from the Foundation

January 12, 2024

Dear Colleagues,   Ushering in the new year is an exciting time for Rasmuson Foundation. We start 2024 as we do every year: with a commitment to our…

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Announcements & Press Releases

Foundation announces over $7.5 million in grants

December 15, 2023

Rasmuson Foundation recently approved 17 grants totaling to over $7.5 million. From nurturing young minds to fostering inclusive recreation and addressing…

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