The Alaska Community Foundation and Affiliates Make Basic Needs Grants Across Alaska $55,000 in Basic Needs Grants Made to Nonprofits in Eleven Communities

The Alaska Fund, a fund built by the generosity of Alaskans over a 5-year campaign that ended in 2018, is now serving its purpose to meet the ever-changing needs of Alaska. This unrestricted endowment fund has provided support for nonprofits providing basic needs for Alaskans and will, in turn, support those struggling due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Michalski Family Fund and Lorrie and Morris Horning Donor Advised Fund both joined The Alaska Community Foundation in supporting these grants. 

ACF and its eleven Affiliate community foundations collaborated to make grants to 23 vital nonprofits across Alaska. These grants will support food pantries and services, domestic violence shelters, senior services, and more. Supporting Alaska’s nonprofits is essential to providing basic needs to all Alaskans. It is in times of high demand that we see the importance of basic needs services. It is our goal to continually support these essential causes, so they have the resources to succeed when needed most. 

This year, $55,000 in grants went to support the following nonprofits across Alaska: 

  • Cordova: $2,500 to Cordova Community Medical Center for the Sound Alternatives program, and $2,500 to Cordova Family Resource Center 
  • Fairbanks: $1,000 to Fairbanks Youth Advocates for The Door, $1,000 to Interior Center for Non-Violent Living, $1,000 to Love, Inc., $1,000 to Fairbanks Resource Agency, and $1,000 to Fairbanks Rescue Mission 
  • Haines: $2,500 to Becky’s Place Haven of Hope, and $2,500 to Haines Salvation Army’s Food Pantry 
  • Kenai: $5,000 to Kenai Peninsula Food Bank 
  • Ketchikan: $2,500 to Love in Action, and $2,500 to First City Homeless Services 
  • Kodiak: $2,500 to Kodiak Women’s Resource & Crisis Center, and $2,500 to Brother Francis Shelter 
  • Palmer: $5,000 to Family Promise Mat-Su 
  • Petersburg: $1,666 to Salvation Army Petersburg Corps, $1,667 to Petersburg WAVE, and $1,666 to Petersburg Mountain View Manor 
  • Seward: $2,500 to SeaView Community Services and $2,500 to Seward Senior Center 
  • Sitka: $2,500 to Sitkans Against Family Violence and $2,500 to Salvation Army Sitka Corps 
  • Talkeetna: $5,000 to Upper Susitna Food Pantry 


“It is ACF’s ongoing mission to partner with our Affiliate community foundations to provide regionally guided support throughout Alaska. These grants are a testament to our vision to build an Alaska where communities come together and have resources to thrive no matter the difficulties we face.” – Nina Kemppel, President and CEO, The Alaska Community Foundation


The Alaska Community Foundation 

Established in 1995, The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is a statewide platform for philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. Managing more than $100 million in assets and over 550 funds for the benefit of Alaskans, ACF and their Affiliates grant $5 million to $7 million each year to charitable projects and nonprofit organizations across the state. ACF’s mission is to inspire the spirit of giving and connect people, organizations and causes to strengthen Alaska’s communities now and forever. For more information, visit or call 907-334-6700.