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In Homer, a welcome home and a lesson on giving

When Tom Kizzia left full-time newspaper work, and agreed to start helping the Homer Foundation, it was not the memory of his wife's good works that inspired him. He was remembering what it was like to receive.

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Foundation celebrates 60th Anniversary, awards $5.8 million

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage, AK – Ensuring that Alaskans have safe, affordable and appropriate housing was a significant theme during yesterday’s bi-annual Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors meeting. In total the Board awarded $5.8 million in grants, program-related investments (PRIs) and initiative funding.

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Foundation announces $8.7 million in grants, awards

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage, AK – The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announced $8.7 million in grants, program-related investments (PRIs) and initiative funding, bringing the total amount of funds awarded since 1955 to more than $250 million.

Meeting Nov.

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AK Grantmakers Announce News Award

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Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage –  Recover Alaska, a statewide collaboration of funding organizations, today announced a $154,000 award to Anchorage Daily News to support a year-long journalistic investigation of the staggering human and financial costs of alcohol abuse in Alaska.

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Foundation announces $8.1 million in grants

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage –  (Note: total amount granted was corrected from the previous version) Rasmuson Foundation’s Board of Directors met last week and made $8.1 million in awards to support nonprofit programs and activities around Alaska.

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Foundation awards $9.9 million

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage – Rasmuson Foundation’s Board of Directors announces $9.9 million in Tier 2 grants, investments and initiatives across Alaska. These awards were made Wednesday at the Foundation’s biannual meeting.

The projects receiving funding include (organized by region):

South Central

Current Events

New grant program for capacity building

In the nonprofit world, capacity building is extremely important. In this guest post from The Alaska Community Foundation President Candace Winker, we learn about a new grant program to support capacity building activities for Alaska nonprofits.

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Foundation Announces Grants, Loans

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sharity Sommer, 907-297-2876

Anchorage – Rasmuson Foundation’s Board of Directors conducted its biannual meeting yesterday and approved $9.6 million in funding for nonprofit projects across Alaska. With these awards, Rasmuson Foundation surpassed $200 million in total grantmaking, which it began in 1955 with a $125 grant to Wasilla Presbyterian Church for a motion picture projector.

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