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

New museum installation invites connection, honors late philanthropist

June 7, 2024

“Taking Flight,” a new permanent installation in on the lawn of the Anchorage Museum, is a memorial for philanthropist Ed Rasmuson.

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Announcements & Press Releases

Why sabbaticals work

May 28, 2024

As we enter our 20th year of the Sabbatical Program, we believe in its simple idea: keep our best leaders by providing them with time to rest, relax, and…

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Announcements & Press Releases

Applications open for 2025 Sabbatical Awards

May 15, 2024

Leaders of Alaska nonprofit organizations and tribes are invited to apply for a 2025 Sabbatical Award. The program provides leaders with time away to rest,…

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Announcements & Press Releases

More than 200 organizations have a history of helping Alaska nonprofits 

April 23, 2024

Sharing The Foraker Groups’ funders directory and answering some questions from our regional listening sessions.

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