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Top-notch partnership for housing Alaskans

“Over the past decade, the Rasmuson Foundation’s partnership with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation has done more than simply invest dollars in developments: it has single-handedly saved two essential development programs from elimination,” said Bryan Butcher, executive director of AHFC.

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New grants for therapeutic court, historic barn and more

A therapeutic court for Mat-Su families in crisis, a new roof for a Fairbanks homeless shelter and a portable health clinic for the eroding Northwest Alaska village of Kivalina were among 16 projects recently approved by the Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors.

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Our summer intern: Looking at solutions, not problems

Rasmuson Foundation is delighted to announce our 2018 summer intern, Brandon McIntire, who already is giving back to his community. He comes to us through the First Alaskans Institute after completing his first year at Harvard University, where he is studying economics and psychology. He is the only Alaska Native student there and one of few Native Americans.

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Meet Rasmuson Foundation’s new program officer

The newest addition to Rasmuson Foundation’s team brings experience in philanthropy, government and nonprofit work, much of it focused on homelessness and child welfare. The Foundation is pleased to announce that Todd Shenk will begin work Monday, June 18, as a senior program officer, building on a career that began in Alaska.

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Sen. Sullivan and foundations host Alaska women veterans listening session

A listening session to better understand the opportunities and challenges facing Alaska women veterans is set for Friday, June 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Wilda Marston Theatre in Loussac Library. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, in partnership with The Alaska Community Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation, is hosting the session. It will be attended and led by Alaska women veterans.

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Our 2018 Distinguished Artist is Alvin Amason

“I paint Alaskan animals of today,” says Alvin Amason, “I’m glad I have my heritage, but I don’t want to rely on it. Culture just doesn’t work if it is put on a shelf, in a jar, in a museum. It is a living thing. Time goes on and cultural elements change.”

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Creative Disruption: Sabbaticals for Capacity Building & Leadership Development in the Non-Profit Sector

January 2010

Executive director sabbaticals can strengthen nonprofit organizations, according to a new report jointly released today by the Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program; the Barr Foundation; the Durfee Foundation; the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust; and Rasmuson Foundation.