Oral Health Outcomes for Alaska Native Communities Served by Dental Therapists Better Than for Those Without, Study Finds


CONTACT: Angela Cox
(907) 334-0509

Where Dental Therapists Practiced, Alaska Native Children and Families Had Fewer Instances of Invasive Procedures and More Preventive Care Visits

Bethel, Alaska – Children had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care in Alaska Native communities served frequently by Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) than residents in communities not receiving any DHAT services, according to a new study released by the University of Washington.


Foundation Awards $8.6 Million

Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors approved awards for 18 organizations totaling more than $8.6 million at their June 28 board meeting. This is one of the largest award amounts in Foundation history. The grants will go to agencies across the state and will benefit a number of different programs.


2017 Sabbatical Deadline set for October 1

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.


$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.


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.


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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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.