For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520
Anchorage, AK – In the second quarter of 2016, Rasmuson Foundation made 51 Tier 1 awards for a total of $1,030,771. A list of awards by region is attached.
The Tier 1 program is the Rasmuson Foundation’s signature grant program. It provides grants of up to $25,000 for capital projects, technology upgrades, program expansion and creative works. Applications are accepted year-round. A sample of Tier 1 awards made between April and June of 2016 includes:
- Blood Bank of Alaska ($25,000) will purchase a vehicle for the mobile blood drive program in Anchorage.
- Bristol Bay Native Association ($19,816) will install commercial kitchen equipment and new computers at its Child Development Department in Dillingham.
- Girdwood Center for Visual Arts ($2,221) will make technological upgrades.
- Homer Senior Citizens, Inc. ($9,854) will make electrical upgrades and install lift recliners.
- Hydaburg Cooperative Association ($20,000) will purchase woodcarving tools.
- Kodiak Baptist Mission ($16,000) will purchase computer hardware for its classrooms and business office.
- Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks ($20,000) will purchase a van and trailer for its youth sports program.
- City of Palmer ($25,000) will install planters along the Edible Rail Trail.
- SeaShare ($25,000) will purchase refrigerated containers for four western Alaska communities to provide fish to local food banks.
- Native Village of Shishmaref ($20,000) will purchase furnishings for the tribal community hall.
Q2 2016 Tier 1 Awards (pdf)
About the Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation was created in May 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband “E.A.” Rasmuson. Through grantmaking and initiatives, the Foundation is a catalyst to promote a better life for all Alaskans.