Remembering Byron Mallott

I can’t remember how many times Byron provided advice, stood up for me, showed up for me, hosted me, fished with me.


From the Desk of Diane: April 2020 report

These last two months have been nothing short of intense! As we all adjust to this time of coronavirus, we thought you might be interested in recent happenings involving the work of Rasmuson Foundation, nonprofits and other grantees in Alaska.


Tlingit master carver Price is 2020 Distinguished Artist

Wayne Price is renowned for the artistry and precision of his formline work. He has restored and duplicated historic totem poles and structures as well as created numerous original designs. He helped revive the knowledge and techniques required to carve traditional oceangoing canoes. Price also teaches traditional arts as a path to healing, sobriety and well-being.


Application period open for rural Alaska healthcare grants

Grant applications are being accepted for projects designed to improve rural Alaska health care systems, including emergency preparedness and pandemic response. The application period will close April 24. Awards will be announced in early May.


AK Can Do: A new way to help your neighbors

We are working with close partners to take care of our fellow Alaskans. We’ve joined with other funders, the United Way of Anchorage and The Alaska Community Foundation to create a new, comprehensive statewide fund to address the COVID-19 emergency. We call it AK Can Do.


An update from Diane Kaplan

For grantees, we recognize this challenging time may make it hard to meet grant objectives. Please reach out to us with information, ideas, concerns and suggestions.

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