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Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Tribes to Support Summer Programming that Benefits Children and Youth

Camp Initiative

GrantWatch ID# 196658
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) and Rasmuson Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Alaska

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/01/23 5:00 PM AKST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $45,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, faith-based entities, tribal organizations, schools, and local governments for summertime programming that benefits youth. Successful requests will focus on increasing the number of young people who have access to camp experiences and improving the quality of the camp experience.

The Camp Initiative prioritizes funding for organizations that are addressing the following key issues: 

  • Fees/Costs: Scholarships/camperships to assist in a family’s ability to pay, or for camps that do not charge a fee, the ability to pay staff and/or increase the number of participants (campers);
  • Special expenses: May include traveling activity kits that reach youth who are unable to attend day or resident/overnight camps, increased transportation costs, or changes in program delivery; and
  • Training: access to staff professional development and training for counselors.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
An organization is eligible for funding through this grant opportunity if it is one of the following:
- 501(c)3 public charitable organization with 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3) public charitable status as designated in your IRS Determination letter (including qualified faith-based organizations)
- Faith-based organization providing social services to the broader community
- Federally-recognized Tribes or Tribal nonprofit organizations
- City governments or Boroughs
- K-12 Schools

The following are not eligible for grant funding:
- Individuals
- State or federal government agencies
- For-profit organizations or businesses
- Private nonprofit organizations (those not identified in their IRS determination letter as 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3)
- Requests for support that do not fall within the funding guidelines outlined above
- Activities that improperly discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed or ethnicity, or grants for religious indoctrination or other religious activities

Camp capital needs are not eligible for this grant program.

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due: Wednesday, March 1 by 5:00 PM (AKST)

Grants will be reviewed soon after submission and award announcements should be expected by mid-April 2023.

Application instructions:

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant requests may be up to $15,000 per campsite with a cap of $45,000 per organization (i.e.: 1-3 geographic locations).

Contact Information
Apply online:

Megan Cacciola
VP of Programs & Grants

Jessie Lavoie
Director of Programs and Grants

Jeffrey Dickson
Grants Program Officer

The Alaska Community Foundation
3201 C Street, Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99503

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