Projects range from vans to help for people who are homeless
A lullaby project for incarcerated parents. Roof repairs, vans for seniors and youth, and technology upgrades. Homes for working people and an assisted living home in rural Alaska. In 2018, we awarded 450 grants. Here’s where the $31.7 million went:
42 large grants: Our Tier 2 grants supported projects that provided widespread benefit, were of strategic importance or were especially innovative — and sometimes all of the above.
197 small grants: Awards of up to $25,000, known as our Tier 1 grants, went for small but essential capital needs: vans and computers, fences and floors.
147 discretionary grants: These grants by board and staff benefited nonprofits from Bethel Search and Rescue to Facing Foster Care in Alaska to Story Works Alaska.
36 Individual Artist Awards: Alaska artists pursued specific projects or immersed more fully in their artistry.
11 philanthropic organization grants: These awards supported focused improvement in the sector.
Seven sabbaticals: Nonprofit and tribal leaders renewed themselves.
Six program-related investments: Low-cost loans and other financial instruments helped projects pencil out including The Dome sports complex in Anchorage and Mill Bay Townhomes, workforce housing in Kodiak.
Four initiatives: These addressed systemic issues: alcohol addiction, housing and two awards related to homelessness.
Grants awarded through partners: Almost 200 additional grants were made through partners with our awards. In 2018, Museums Alaska, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, The Alaska Community Foundation and Alaska Housing Finance Corp. all made grants with our awards.