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Rasmuson Foundation Capital Grants (Tiers 1 and 2)


This program is not currently accepting applications. The program is expected to open again mid-2024.

Rasmuson Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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The Rasmuson Foundation provides capital grants for Alaska-based nonprofits, individual artists, and nonprofit leaders that are working towards promoting a better quality of life for all Alaskans.

Historically, grants have been made in the areas of human services, arts and culture, community and economic development, sports and recreation, health, environment, education, human rights, public safety, and science.

Capital grants fall under two tiers.
  • Tier 1 grants are for short-term projects that include, but are not limited to, the purchase of furnishings, appliances, vehicles, technology, building construction and renovation, medical equipment, sports equipment, scientific equipment, musical instruments, and library collections.
  • Tier 2 grants are for large building projects and projects of strategic importance or an innovative nature that address issues of broad community or statewide significance.

Organizations must be based in Alaska, have 501(c)(3) status, and be classified as a "not a private foundation" under section 509(a) of the tax code.

In some cases, the Rasmuson Foundation will fund units of government, such as a city or tribe, or religious organizations if the project has broad community impact.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Tier 1: Up to $25,000
Tier 2: Over $25,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, forms, and the online application system are available on the program website.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with program staff prior to submitting an application.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Community and economic development · Environmental health · Human services · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Alaska

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.