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Foundation announces $8.7 million in grants, awards

Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage, AK – The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announced $8.7 million in grants, program-related investments (PRIs) and initiative funding, bringing the total amount of funds awarded since 1955 to more than $250 million.

Meeting Nov.

Initiative News

Building strong hometowns

Building permanent and protected community assets can transform our future. So writes Ricardo Lopez, program officer at The Alaska Community Foundation, in this post about the Community Asset Building Initiative, which promotes growth of community endowments for community benefits.


Four new community funds announced

For Immediate Release
Contact: Brooklyn Baggett, The Alaska Community Foundation, (907) 274-6715

Anchorage – Note: this news was released by The Alaska Community Foundation today.

The Alaska Community Foundation has announced four new Affiliate community foundations – Kodiak Community Foundation, Ketchikan Community Foundation, Greater Sitka Legacy Fund and Golden Heart Community Foundation (Fairbanks and surrounding areas).


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

Initiative News

Community funds strengthen Alaska

Years ago-in the 70’s in fact-a man named Al Heckman, someone I came to know and admire greatly, came to Alaska on a mission. He traveled from Minnesota to spread the word about community foundations. No one he met here was particularly interested.

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