For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage, AK –  Rasmuson Foundation announced that in the first quarter of 2015 it made 43 Tier 1 awards for a total of $950,110. A complete list of awards is attached. Past awards are also searchable online here.

The Tier 1 program is a cornerstone of Rasmuson Foundation’s grantmaking and provides grants up to $25,000 for capital projects, technology upgrades, capacity building, program expansion, and creative works. Applications are accepted year-round through an online application portal, or by completing a paper application package. Examples of Tier 1 grants made January through March are:

Alaska Primary Care Association (Anchorage) will develop a communication plan for Alaska Nursing Action Coalition.
• The Alaska SeaLife Center (Seward) will purchase computers and monitors.
• Big Lake Library Advocates will acquire security equipment for the Big Lake Library.
The Island Institute (Sitka) will purchase bookmaking, technology and classroom equipment.
City of Kotzebue will purchase equipment for the Kotzebue Youth Center.
Polaris House (Juneau) will purchase a vehicle for member transportation.
The Salvation Army – Alaska Division will replace the roof at the Mat-Su Corps building in Palmer and renovate the old bathhouse at King’s Lake Camp in Wasilla.
Tyonek Tribal Conservation District will make infrastructure improvements to the Tyonek Farm.
Unalaska Community Broadcasting will upgrade the television station.
YWCA Alaska (Anchorage) will expand its economic justice program to Bethel.

About the Foundation
The Rasmuson Foundation was created in May 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband E.A. Rasmuson. The Foundation is a catalyst to promote a better life for all Alaskans

1st Qtr 2015 Tier 1 awards