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

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation announced that in the fourth quarter of 2015 it made seven Tier 1 awards for a total of $138,665. An alphabetized 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. Tier 1 grants made October through December are:

  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium ($25,000) in Anchorage will purchase furniture and equipment for the Alaska Native Medical Center Family Birthing Services.
  • Citizens for the Education Advancement of Alaska’s Children, dba Coalition for Education Equity ($5,000) in Anchorage will make technology upgrades to its Ed Connector, an interactive portal serving school districts statewide.
  • Nordic Journeys ($25,000) will purchase a vehicle to transport rural athletes, coaches and ski equipment to ski events in the Anchorage area. Nordic Journeys creates sustainable Nordic ski programs in communities statewide.
  • Fairbanks Youth Advocates ($21,571) will purchase furniture for its counseling offices and reception area.
  • Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center ($25,000) in Haines will install shelving for collections storage.
  • Perseverance Theatre ($25,000) of Juneau will use its grant for program infrastructure and performance costs associated with Vera Starbard’s new work, “Our Voices Will Be Heard.”
  • Craig Waverunners Swim Club ($12,094) in Craig will purchase sports and technology equipment.

About the Foundation
The 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.