For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520
Anchorage, AK – In the first quarter of 2016, Rasmuson Foundation made 64 Tier 1 awards for a total of $1,338,739. A list of awards by region is attached. Past awards are also searchable online here.
The Tier 1 program is a cornerstone of Rasmuson Foundation’s grantmaking and provides grants up to $25,000 for capital projects, technology upgrades, program expansion and creative works. Applications are accepted year-round. Examples of Tier 1 grants made January through March include:
- Alaska Children’s Services, Inc. dba AK Child & Family ($25,000) will implement a trauma-informed practice model in Anchorage.
- Alaska Historical Society ($10,000) will edit film and transfer film content to permanent digital storage in Anchorage.
- Capital Community Broadcasting, Inc. ($25,000) will renovate the KTOO building in Juneau.
- CCS Early Learning ($25,000) in Wasilla will install a fire alarm system at the Chugiak Early Learning Center.
- Cold Climate Housing Research Center ($25,000) in Fairbanks will install a new accounting system.
- Copper River Basin Child Advocacy Center ($25,000) will purchase a vehicle for transporting families in Gakona.
- Hmong Center of Alaska, Inc. ($10,000) will renovate its performance stage and sound systems in Anchorage.
- Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic ($25,000) will renovate a clinic and youth program center in Homer.
- The LeeShore Center ($25,000) in Kenai will renovate the Transition Living Center.
- Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation ($21,000) will install greywater recycling systems in Bethel.
About the Foundation
The Rasmuson Foundation was created in May 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband E.A. Rasmuson. The Foundation is a catalyst to promote a better life for all Alaskans.
2016 Q1 Tier 1 Awards (PDF)