For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520
Anchorage – In the second and third quarters of 2012, Rasmuson Foundation made 84 Tier 1 grant awards, totaling $1,670,356 to Alaska nonprofits. A complete list of awards can be found at the end of this release. Past awards are also searchable online.
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.
Some of the Tier 1 grants made during the latest period are:
- Alaska Museum of Natural History (Anchorage) will purchase collection cases to accommodate added display items.
- Alaska Nurses Foundation (Anchorage) will develop and support an Alaska Nursing Action Coalition
- Anchorage Fairs and Festivals (Anchorage) and Set Free Alaska (Wasilla) will purchase equipment.
- Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (Anchorage) will construct a space for a mammography unit.
- thread (Anchorage) will purchase cribs for child care providers throughout Alaska.
- Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (Anchorage) will produce and broadcast the 2012 Arctic Imperative Summit.
- The Leeshore Center (Kenai) and Great Land Trust (Anchorage) will make technology upgrades.
- The Native Village of Tanana (Tanana) will construct camp houses at Tanana Tribal Council’s Spirit camp.
- South Peninsula Haven House (Homer), Kawerak, Inc. (Nome), and Norton Sound Health Corporation (Nome) will purchase vehicles.
- The Village of Crooked Creek (Crooked Creek) will purchase sawmill and woodworking equipment.
Some of the Tier 1 grants made during the second quarter of 2012 are:
- Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Anchorage) and Denali Education Center will make facility improvements.
- Fairbanks Community Behavioral Health Center will remodel its children’s clinic.
- Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis, Alaska Raptor Center, Food Bank of Alaska, and Special Olympics Alaska will make technology upgrades.
- Alaska State Museums will add a portable analyzer and will develop an Alaska Collections Emergency Response Team.
- Boy Scouts of America Council will build new docks for Camp Carlquist and Camp Gorsuch.
- Native Village of Kwigillingok will buy equipment for a recycling program.
- Southcentral Foundation will purchase a mobile X-ray machine for the McGrath Health Center.
- Xaadas Kil Kuyaas Foundation will buy equipment for a new Haida carving shed in Hydaburg.
- Wasilla Area Seniors will purchase a new vehicle for the Meals on Wheels program.
- Anchorage Park Foundation will purchase accessible playground equipment and Homer Foundation will contribute to the Homer Playground project.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.2nd Qtr 2012 Awards
3rd Qtr 2012 Awards