Grants are made to Alaska-based nonprofits, individual artists, and nonprofit leaders and are aimed at promoting a better life for all Alaskans.
Tier 1 Grants
The Foundation’s signature grant program with more than 150 awards approved annually, these are grants of up to $25,000 focusing primarily on capital projects.
Tier 2 Grants
Grants of more than $25,000 for large capital (building) projects, projects of demonstrable strategic importance or innovative nature that address issues of broad community or statewide significance.
Individual Artist Awards
Grants to Alaska artists to support the time, reflection, immersion or experimentation beneficial to the development of their artistry.
Artist Residency Program
The Artist Residency Program supports eight-week residencies for Alaska artists at Lower 48 organizations and welcomes accomplished artists to Alaska organizations.
Grants up to $40,000 to cover salary and expenses during a leadership sabbatical, which supports the personal growth or renewal of the nonprofit CEO or tribal executive.
A collection of financial instruments to support a charitable project or activity.
Harper Arts Touring Fund
Grants to support the presentation of performers, artists, and arts/cultural exhibits in communities without access to these activities.
Art Acquisition and Collection Management Funds
Grants for Alaska museums to purchase for their collections work by practicing Alaska artists.