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Qatar Ambassador makes gift to Alaska shelters

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Aaron Schutt, Diane Kaplan, Ambassador Al Kuwari, Cathy Rasmuson, Julie Kitka

His Excellency Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari, Qatar’s Ambassador to the United States, today announced a $25,000 grant from the people of Qatar to the Domestic Violence Shelter Improvements Program administered by the Alaska Community Foundation.


$1.3M in Tier 1 Grants Announced

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

Anchorage, AK – In the first quarter of 2016, Rasmuson Foundation made 64 Tier 1 awards for a total of $1,338,739. A list of awards by region is attached. Past awards are also searchable online here.


Plan4Alaska Releases Report Analyzing Revenue Strategies to Close the Fiscal Gap

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520 or 907-223-9908 (cell)

ANCHORAGE, AK – A new report commissioned by Rasmuson Foundation as part of its Plan4Alaska campaign finds that while strategies currently proposed to close Alaska’s $4 billion budget gap would significantly improve the state’s fiscal standing, a diversified revenue strategy is needed this year to close the gap and equitably distribute financial impact.


Op-Ed: Despite perceptions, Alaska made real budget cuts last year

March 28, 2016

Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

By now, nearly everyone is concerned about the state’s budget deficit. Research by Rasmuson Foundation shows that most Alaskans support some level of budget cuts to make state government more sustainable, but where?

When asked, 41 percent of Alaskans say they don’t know where to cut.

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Creative Disruption: Sabbaticals for Capacity Building & Leadership Development in the Non-Profit Sector

January 2010

Executive director sabbaticals can strengthen nonprofit organizations, according to a new report jointly released today by the Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program; the Barr Foundation; the Durfee Foundation; the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust; and Rasmuson Foundation.