Storytelling project: What it means to be Black in Alaska

The Foundation is excited to announce the rollout of Black in Alaska, a multimedia project that shares stories through interviews, photos and short videos. "If you are Black in Alaska, you can often feel misrepresented or unseen," says Foundation Vice President Angela Cox. "Our goal with this project is to help change that.”


Workshops for Alaska artists seeking awards

Rasmuson Foundation and partners are hosting workshops to help artists apply for a 2022 Individual Artist Award.  The workshops will help artists put their best application forward. These awards mean recognition and grants of $7,500 and $18,000.

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Chairman Ed: Mentor, friend, generous beyond words

She was irritated when she heard he wouldn't fund public radio. She was stunned when he answered his own phone — he was president of the National Bank of Alaska. Learn how the relationship between Diane Kaplan and Ed Rasmuson grew into a decades-long collaboration, for Alaska.


Edward B. Rasmuson, son of Alaska, died at age 81

“One of Alaska’s tallest trees has fallen,” said Rasmuson Foundation's Diane Kaplan. Ed Rasmuson was one of Alaska's most generous and influential people. He died Tuesday at his home in Anchorage from a vicious brain cancer.


Time to apply for 2022 Individual Artist Awards

Applications are now open for 2022 Individual Artist Awards. These awards enrich the lives of artists who receive them — and Alaskans who benefit from the creative energy and works that result.


Two family foundations direct $2 million to Seacoast Trust

A new fund that aims to support a prosperous, post-timber economy in Southeast Alaska has gotten a boost with twin $1 million investments from two private family foundations: Rasmuson Foundation in Alaska and Edgerton Foundation, based in Los Angeles.


Foundation board approves $15 million in projects

The largest slate of grant awards in Rasmuson Foundation’s 66-year history will support Alaska projects from Kotzebue to Ketchikan, promoting economic development, recreational opportunities, educational programs for children and more.


Who will be the next Distinguished Artist?

Do you know an outstanding Alaska creative individual? Help us find the next Distinguished Artist! Rasmuson Foundation offers one $40,000 award annually to a mature Alaska artist recognized as among the best in their field.

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