New grant program helps nonprofit organizations
The Alaska Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Capacity Building for Charitable Organizations (CBCO) grant program. The grants offer organizations the unique opportunity to build capacity in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, program development, effectiveness evaluation and collaboration and community engagement.
Grant awards will support professional staff and boards of directors in their efforts to access tools, develop practical skills and cultivate support systems needed to effectively achieve the organization’s mission. Examples of eligible activities include management training for staff, creation of a strategic plan, creating or updating a website and attending conferences or training. A more comprehensive list of eligible activities can be found at www.alaskacf.org/grants.
Eligibility is limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, schools, churches and local government agencies and programs. Organizations may be awarded up to $15,000 with typical grants ranging between $3,000 and $5,000.
This grant program is made possible by support from the Rasmuson Foundation. “We’re grateful for the support of the Rasmuson Foundation in this and so many of our programs,” said Candace Winkler, ACF’s president and CEO.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis starting with the next deadline on Oct. 1. Grantees will be selected from that pool of applicants, but more opportunities for funding exist throughout the year with additional deadlines on Dec. 1, Feb. 1, April 1, June 1 and Aug. 1. For more information or to apply, visit The Alaska Community Foundation at www.alaskacf.org or call (907) 334-6700.
Established in 1995, The Alaska Community Foundation has become a statewide platform for philanthropy. The foundation currently holds over $55 million for the benefit of Alaskans, granting approximately $5 million each year to charitable projects and nonprofit organizations across the state. ACF is comprised of more than 280 funds and endowments, including five affiliate community funds, the Alaska Children’s Trust, and many others.
ACF’s mission is to grow philanthropy and connect people who care with causes that matter. ACF helps individuals, organizations and communities create funds that, like the Alaska Permanent Fund, provide financial resources to improve the quality of life in Alaska now and forever.