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

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation announced that in the first quarter of 2014 it made 31 Tier 1 awards for a total of $ 674,713. 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. Examples of Tier 1 grants made in the first quarter of this year are:

Kodiak Island Housing Authority (Kodiak) will purchase a 28-passenger bus.
National Parks Conservation Association (Anchorage) will make improvements to the Nabesna public recreation trail in Wrangell-St. Elias Park.
The Native Village of Tetlin (Tok) will renovate the Tetlin Community Center.
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank (Soldotna) will purchase equipment and make repairs to the Kenai Peninsula Food facilities,
Covenant House Alaska (Anchorage) will purchase artwork and maintenance equipment.
Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living (Fairbanks) will purchase beds for its shelter in Fairbanks.
Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (Barrow) will purchase safety equipment for whalers in Savoonga.

Sabbatical awards to seven nonprofits were announced earlier this year. They can be found here.

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.

Tier 1 Q1 2014