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Building the Capacity of Philanthropy in Alaska

Alaska Community Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $40,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2008–December 31, 2008
  • Location Anchorage, AK, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alaska

About this grant

This grant will continue to help the Alaska Community Foundation build its organizational capacity to grow philanthropy throughout the state of Alaska. Since becoming a statewide community foundation in 1998, the Alaska Community Foundation has grown its assets from under $500,000 to approximately $30,000,000, developed its staff and operational capacity, and diversified its board. It is currently in the middle of a five-year, capacity-building program supported by the Ford, Kellogg, Mott, Murdock, and Rasmuson foundations. The Alaska Community Foundation hopes to reach its goal of $50,000,000 in endowment funds by the end of the program in 2009. During 2008, the foundation will focus its efforts on increasing outreach to professional financial advisors; enhancing communications to the general public; and developing geographic, community-based, affiliate funds. Mott funds will be used primarily for public relations and marketing.