The Alaska Community Foundation

Press Releases

Qatar Ambassador makes gift to Alaska shelters

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

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.

Current Events

President’s Report October 2015

As we settle into fall our calendars fill with different activities. It sometimes seems like the busiest season of all, and it's no different here at Rasmuson Foundation. In this week's post, President and CEO Diane Kaplan reviews news and activities from our world.

News

Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

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

Anchorage, Alaska –  The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announces that $13.5 million has been awarded to Alaska nonprofits in grants and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the state. The largest award announced was for Southcentral Foundation, which will receive $3 million for the start-up of the Nuka Institute.

Initiative News

Building strong hometowns

Building permanent and protected community assets can transform our future. So writes Ricardo Lopez, program officer at The Alaska Community Foundation, in this post about the Community Asset Building Initiative, which promotes growth of community endowments for community benefits.

Current Events

Honoring Alaska women veterans

Late last month, a very special event in the Alaska State Capitol took place. The Women Veterans Fund was announced to benefit the Alaska Veterans Organization for Women (AVOW). Learn more in this post.

News

Women veterans fund announced

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

Juneau –  Today Governor Sean Parnell, Alaska Senate President Charlie Huggins, and Co-Chair of the Alaska Joint Veterans Caucus Rep. Steve Thompson joined Rasmuson Foundation to announce the creation of a new fund to benefit programs and services for Alaska’s women veterans.

News

Four new community funds announced

For Immediate Release
Contact: Brooklyn Baggett, The Alaska Community Foundation, (907) 274-6715

Anchorage – Note: this news was released by The Alaska Community Foundation today.

The Alaska Community Foundation has announced four new Affiliate community foundations – Kodiak Community Foundation, Ketchikan Community Foundation, Greater Sitka Legacy Fund and Golden Heart Community Foundation (Fairbanks and surrounding areas).

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