Tier 2

Grants of more than $25,000 for large capital (building) projects, projects of demonstrable strategic importance or innovative nature that address issues of broad community or statewide significance.

News

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.

News

Rasmuson Foundation Awards $6.6 Million

For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela Cox, 907-334-0509
acox@rasmuson.org

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation Directors approved awards for 14 organizations totaling more than $6.6 million at their November 28 board meeting. The grants will go to agencies across the state and will benefit a number of different programs.

News

Foundation Awards $8.6 Million

Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors approved awards for 18 organizations totaling more than $8.6 million at their June 28 board meeting. This is one of the largest award amounts in Foundation history. The grants will go to agencies across the state and will benefit a number of different programs.

Current Events

INSIGHT Interview with President Diane Kaplan

Rasmuson Foundation has grown since it started more than 60 years ago, but the core values remain the same. President and CEO Diane Kaplan recently appeared on INSIGHT with Mark Oppenheim to talk about the Foundation’s top priorities and how investments are evaluated to maximize the best interest of Alaska’s communities.

Chief Shakes Tribal House (Photo by RE Johnson)

Grants

Tier 2 Grants

Grants of more than $25,000 for large capital (building) projects, projects of demonstrable strategic importance or innovative nature that address issues of broad community or statewide significance.

News

Foundation grants $12 million for museum expansion

January 11, 2016
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-223-9908

Anchorage, Alaska – Rasmuson Foundation announced today that it had made the largest grant in the Foundation’s history – $12 million for a major expansion of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

“Elmer and Mary Louise Rasmuson were instrumental in the creation and growth of the museum,” said Diane Kaplan, president of Rasmuson Foundation. 

Current Events

Alaska tribal college celebrates 20 years

Ilisagvik College in Barrow is unique in Alaska – it's the only tribal college in the state. And this year marks its 20th anniversary of providing vocational and academic education to a diverse student population.

Press Releases

Foundation announces $7.6 million in grants and initiatives

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

Anchorage – At its July 1 board meeting in Skagway, Rasmuson Foundation directors made financial investments to remember the Foundation’s past and to spur action for the state’s future.

A totem pole to celebrate the Rasmuson Foundation’s connection to Yakutat earned a $57,000 award for the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe.

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