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Current Events

President’s Report August 2015

Board and staff at Rasmuson Foundation have been getting out and about this summer. Read about some of our activities and visits in this week's blog by President Diane Kaplan.

Grantee Stories

Alaska’s first MacArthur Genius

If you saw her making a speech at a Native elders potlatch, or arm wrestling some politician for program money, you might figure out Katherine Gottlieb is the CEO of a $100 million health corporation.

But you probably wouldn’t realize right away that she’s responsible for fixing EVERYTHING.

Current Events

President’s Report – September 2014

Rasmuson Foundation board and staff get around. The evidence is plentiful in President Diane Kaplan's September report of summer travels and activities. That's the topic of today's blog. It's a glimpse into our world.

News

Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

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

Anchorage, Alaska –  The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announces that $13.5 million has been awarded to Alaska nonprofits in grants and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the state. The largest award announced was for Southcentral Foundation, which will receive $3 million for the start-up of the Nuka Institute.

News

Tier 1 Grants Announced

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

Anchorage –  In the second and third quarters of 2012, Rasmuson Foundation made 84 Tier 1 grant awards, totaling $1,670,356 to Alaska nonprofits. A complete list of awards can be found at the end of this release.

Current Events

Pulling in the same direction

July 1 marked the beginning of the new fiscal year for the State of Alaska, which means the rubber just hit the road for a process that began in December 2011 with the introduction of the Governor’s operating, capital, and mental health budget proposals, continued through the legislative session this spring as lawmakers made their mark on the bills, and culminated in mid-May with the bills’ signing.

News

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.

Initiative News

MouthPower makes oral hygiene fun

It’s a whole lot easier to get excited about oral hygiene when you get to brandish an oversized toothbrush like a sword—ready to take on the evils of plaque buildup and banish cavities for life with a flourish.

Grantseeking Tips

Funding partnerships

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Local Funding Partnership program is looking for Alaska partners with a vision to improve the health of the people in their communities. Are we in?

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