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Rasmuson Foundation Awards $6.6 Million

For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Cox, 907-334-0509
acox@rasmuson.org

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation Directors approved awards for 14 organizations totaling more than $6.6 million at their November 28 board meeting. The grants will go to agencies across the state and will benefit a number of different programs.

Current Events

President’s Report October 2015

As we settle into fall our calendars fill with different activities. It sometimes seems like the busiest season of all, and it's no different here at Rasmuson Foundation. In this week's post, President and CEO Diane Kaplan reviews news and activities from our world.

Current Events

President’s Report: October 2014

It's part of the job for Rasmuson Foundation staff to see first-hand the results of investments made by the Foundation. In this week's post, CEO Diane Kaplan recaps staff activities in the field during September, and shares news from grantees.

Grantee Updates

Summer of playgrounds

The summer of 2013 will be remembered for more than great weather – it was also the summer of playgrounds in Anchorage, thanks to the Anchorage Park Foundation and its partners. They spear-headed efforts to to refurbish, revive and build new city playgrounds in neighborhoods all over town. You can't have a great community without great playgrounds. Learn more and see some results in today's post.

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Foundation awards $9.9 million

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

Anchorage – Rasmuson Foundation’s Board of Directors announces $9.9 million in Tier 2 grants, investments and initiatives across Alaska. These awards were made Wednesday at the Foundation’s biannual meeting.

The projects receiving funding include (organized by region):

South Central

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Tier 1 Grants Announced

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.

Current Events

Pulling in the same direction

July 1 marked the beginning of the new fiscal year for the State of Alaska, which means the rubber just hit the road for a process that began in December 2011 with the introduction of the Governor’s operating, capital, and mental health budget proposals, continued through the legislative session this spring as lawmakers made their mark on the bills, and culminated in mid-May with the bills’ signing.

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Foundation Announces Grants, Loans

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sharity Sommer, 907-297-2876

Anchorage – Rasmuson Foundation’s Board of Directors conducted its biannual meeting yesterday and approved $9.6 million in funding for nonprofit projects across Alaska. With these awards, Rasmuson Foundation surpassed $200 million in total grantmaking, which it began in 1955 with a $125 grant to Wasilla Presbyterian Church for a motion picture projector.

Initiative News

Youth Employment in Parks 2009

“Why my job is important: If you saw a child, poor and with few to no toys of their own, with eyes lit up to receive their very own toy, whether a handmade kite or a pet rock they painted themselves, you would know.

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