State and Local Funding Roundup: Alaska

The Atwood Foundation gives grants to nonprofit organizations based in the Anchorage Borough specializing in arts and K-12 education. Awards can range up to $150,000 each. Rolling deadlines. Youth groups have benefited; the foundation gave $25,000 to the Alaska Youth Theater. The next round of funding is to open early next year.


The Anchorage Rasmuson Foundation’s Tier 1 program provides grants of up to $25,000 each for capital projects, technology upgrades, capacity building initiatives, program expansion, and creative works. Past winners included the Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation, ($19,500), Child Care Connection, ($25,000) and the Pribilof School District, St. George Island School Community Library, ($6,000) for library books. Deadlines are rolling

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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