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2017 Sabbatical Deadline set for October 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Angela Cox, 907-334-0509

Anchorage, AK – Alaska-based nonprofit and tribal executives interested in Rasmuson Foundation’s Sabbatical Program have until October 1 to apply. Now entering its 13th year, the program offers awards up to $40,000 to cover salary and expenses incurred during a three- to six-month sabbatical.

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$813,250 in Tier 1 Grants Announced

For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Cox, (907) 334-0509

In the first quarter of 2017, Rasmuson Foundation made 44 Tier 1 awards for a total of $813,250. A list of awards by region is attached.

The Tier 1 program is the cornerstone of Rasmuson Foundation’s grantmaking and provides grants of up to $25,000 primarily for capital projects.

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Municipality, Rasmuson Foundation Partner to Impact Housing Development

For Immediate Release

Contact: Aleesha Towns-Bain (907) 297-2700; Myer Hutchinson at (907) 343-7133

ANCHORAGE – Today, the Municipality of Anchorage and Rasmuson Foundation announced a new partnership focused on spurring more housing development in Anchorage. The Municipality will establish a Chief Housing Officer position, funded for an initial two years by Rasmuson Foundation.

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Nominate A Distinguished Artist

Rasmuson Foundation is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Artist Award. The Award recognizes the significant artistic accomplishments of one Alaskan and culminates in a $40,000 grant.

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Publications

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.