The Anchorage-based Rasmuson Foundation has announced Tier 2 grants and other investments totaling $9.6 million, boosting its total grantmaking since its establishment in 1955 to more than $200 million.
The foundation's Tier 2 program provides grants to nonprofits in the state of at least $25,000 in support of capital projects, projects of demonstrable strategic importance, and/or the introduction or expansion of innovative programs that address issues of broad community or statewide significance. Grant recipients in this round include the Southcentral Foundation, which was awarded more than $1.25 million to furnish and equip a twenty-one-chair dental clinic in the new Valley Native Primary Care Center in Wasilla; Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies, which received $1 million to build an extended stay shelter for women and children; and Access Alaska, which was awarded a $500,000 grant and a $500,000 program-related investment to purchase and renovate a new facility in Anchorage.
Other grant recipients include the City of Soldotna, which was awarded $495,000 to purchase fixtures, furniture, and equipment for its Joyce K. Carver Memorial Public Library; the Alaska Community Foundation, which received $350,000 for a fund established by the Alaska Railroad to restore historic steam engine #557; RurAL CAP (the Rural Alaska Community Action Program), which was awarded $250,000 to make improvements to several Head Start facilities in rural communities; and the Kodiak Area Native Association, which received $100,000 to purchase new dental chairs and equipment for the dental clinic in its Alutiiq Health Center.
For a complete list of Tier 2 grant recipients, visit the Rasmuson Foundation Web site.