Rasmuson Foundation Awards $1.7 Million to Alaska Nonprofits

The Anchorage-based has announced grants totaling $1.7 million to eight nonprofit organizations in support of local and statewide projects and initiatives.

Statewide awards include a grant of $185,000 to to establish the first Ronald McDonald House in the state. The grant will support the opening of the facility at in Anchorage, where it will provide temporary quarters and supportive services for pregnant women who travel to ANMC to have their babies and to the parents of children from outside Anchorage who are receiving long-term treatment at the hospital.

Local awards include a grant of $215,000 to the for a new dental health facility in Dillingham; a grant of $104,000 to the for technological renovations and enhancements at the on the UA Fairbanks campus; and grants of $250,000 each to the for a new childcare facility at and to the for the acquisition of blighted property in Mountain View.

Grants also were awarded to the in Soldotna, which will receive $250,000 to develop supportive transitional housing for young adults between the ages of 18 and 11 who are in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse; the , which will receive $500,000 to provide thirty-two units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals; and the , which was awarded $234,000 for phase one of a project to build twelve owner-occupied homes and one affordable rental unit on land donated by the City and Borough of Sitka.

"." Rasmuson Foundation Press Release 07/01/2016.