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Four artists selected for AK residency program

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

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation today announced the selection of four artists who will each spend two months in Alaska as part of the 2014-15 Artist Residency Program.

The goals of the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program are to support the creative growth of Alaska’s artists and arts organizations, expose Alaskans to new work and creative processes of Lower 48 artists, and introduce Lower 48 communities to unique Alaska perspectives through extended engagements with artists.


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 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

The last frontier for broadband

In a new international report, Alaska ranks last in access to broadband connectivity to the Internet. We also boast the highest percentage of residents whose access comes through ultra-slow connections.

Initiative News

New ad for Pick. Click. Give. premieres

The new campaign for Pick. Click. Give. is underway and this year focuses attention on delivery of essential human services because, there is no debate, some of your neighbors are unsure where their next meal may come from, their best option for housing may be sleeping in a family member’s garage, and their best shot at economic stability is a good education. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Grantee Updates

Why Mountain View?

Why Mountain View? Why not downtown? Why not Spenard? Why not anywhere else? These are questions I frequently hear when people learn of the plan to create an arts and culture center in Mountain View.

Initiative News

An Alaskan Gividend

If you value the services of a nonprofit, help spread the word about Pick.Click.Give. There are free tools available for your website, newsletter and other communications.

Initiative News

Celebrate change in Mountain View

President Obama said, “change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

In 1993, Mountain View residents, concerned that their community was going in the wrong direction, began an ambitious revitalization effort to improve the social descriptions applied to the neighborhood and create sustainable, lasting changes.

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