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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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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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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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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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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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Helping others is an Alaska tradition

November 10, 2023

Rasmuson Foundation is proud to announce a new leadership structure that will help us better serve Alaskans and support the leaders and organizations that are...

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Foundation announces 2023 Individual Artist Awardees

September 13, 2023

Meet the 2023 Individual Artist Award recipients. The Foundation is marking the 20-year milestone of grants that go directly to artists, makers and culture...

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Our Annual Letter to Alaska

August 23, 2023

“I challenge each of us to stop by an Alaska nonprofit we drive or walk past every day and thank the team delivering services to our communities. You will...

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We miss them already

August 4, 2023

Two longtime programmatic leads will be departing Rasmuson Foundation in September.

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An announcement on grantmaking

August 2, 2023

Our 2023-24 grantmaking is being adjusted in several ways.

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Through housing, new hope for those experiencing homelessness

July 27, 2023

Never before in Anchorage have so many units of low-income housing been brought online in a single year.

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A youth center, a food incubator and more: 25 projects receive support

July 17, 2023

Aspiring entrepreneurs in Anchorage will gain a place to grow food businesses. A Southeast community will gain community gathering space. A youth-led...

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Tribal and nonprofit leaders: Apply for 2024 Sabbatical Award

June 1, 2023

Leaders of Alaska nonprofit organizations and tribes are invited to apply for a 2024 Sabbatical Award. The program provides leaders with time away to rest,...

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Welcome home, Gretchen

March 8, 2023

Gretchen Guess, our new President and CEO, just belongs here. And soon, she will be connecting or reconnecting with many of you.

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Join us Friday for discussion on Black in Alaska project

March 6, 2023

Conversations with Alaska Black leaders have noted a need for more positive and multi-dimensional portrayals. One result: the Black in Alaska storytelling...

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Foundation’s new CEO coming home to Alaska

December 16, 2022

Meet our new CEO! She's got a background in public service, extensive experience in health care — and deep roots in Alaska.

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With new awards, Foundation giving will top $500 million

November 22, 2022

Learn about the Foundation's most recent commitments to Alaska organizations and projects.

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Meet the six Alaskans receiving 2023 Sabbatical Awards

November 2, 2022

Six Alaska nonprofit leaders will get a chance to refresh, reset and renew in 2023 through a Sabbatical Award. They all demonstrated a strong track record of...

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Help us select 2023 Distinguished Artist

October 27, 2022

Do you know an outstanding Alaska creative individual? Help us find the 20th Distinguished Artist! Rasmuson Foundation offers one $40,000 award annually to an...

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Rasmuson Foundation welcomes five new staff

October 11, 2022

Rasmuson Foundation’s newest positions, director of external affairs and director of people and culture, are held by Alaskans who bring vast experience in the...

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Bringing broadband to all Alaskans

September 15, 2022

If we get this right, thousands of Alaskans will be able to join the digital world.

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Foundation announces 2022 Individual Artist Awardees

August 30, 2022

One artist will work on her technique sewing sea otter fur. Another will make an interactive virtual reality film to include experiences of temperature and...

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Rasmuson Foundation announces CEO search process

July 13, 2022

Kittleman & Associates will lead the search for Rasmuson Foundation's new president and CEO. The national firm focuses exclusively on nonprofit CEO searches.

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Board approves Alaska projects totaling $9 million

June 30, 2022

New housing for those most in need is being developed across Alaska. Learn about Rasmuson Foundation board support for housing in Bethel, Fairbanks, Nome and...

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