Grants are made to Alaska-based nonprofits, individual artists, and nonprofit leaders and are aimed at promoting a better life for all Alaskans.
Tier 1 Grants
Rasmuson Foundation is now accepting applications for Tier 1 grants up to $10,000 to address emergency needs. These may be either capital or operational.
Tier 2 Grants
Grants of more than $25,000 for large capital (building) projects, projects of demonstrable strategic importance or innovative nature that address issues of broad community or statewide significance.
UPDATE: Rasmuson Foundation is directing resources to COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts in partnership with the Alaska Community Foundation and United Way of Anchorage. As a result, new Tier 1 and Tier 2 grants will be administered using an invitation-only process for the time being; new unsolicited applications will not be accepted.
Individual Artist Awards
Grants to Alaska artists to support the time, reflection, immersion or experimentation beneficial to the development of their artistry.
Rural Health Care Fund
A new grant fund that aims to fill gaps in rural Alaska health care is now open for applications. Applications are accepted year-round with rolling deadlines.
Grants up to $40,000 cover salary and expenses during a leadership sabbatical, which supports the personal growth or renewal of the nonprofit CEO or tribal executive.
A collection of financial instruments to support a charitable project or activity.
Harper Arts Touring Fund
Grants to support the presentation of performers, artists, and arts/cultural exhibits in communities without access to these activities.
Art Acquisition and Collection Management Funds
Grants for Alaska museums to purchase for their collections work by practicing Alaska artists.