The Anchorage-based has announced grants totaling $8.1 million to local organizations working to improve the lives of people living in Alaska.
The grants will support programs and activities across the state in a range of areas, including capacity building, the environment, health care, housing, and technology. Grant recipients include the , which was awarded a total of $800,000, including a $200,000 matching grant, to build a new lodge and infrastructure at its Singing Hills camp; the , which received $395,000 to help develop eight affordable housing units for low-income adults with disabilities; and the , which was awarded $100,000 to purchase Sudsy's Barn, an interactive educational attraction that promotes good health through handwashing.
The foundation also awarded a $500,000 grant to the Army Historical Foundation in support of a Technology and Tactics exhibition in the , construction of which is scheduled to begin in 2015. Other grants were awarded to the ($750,000) to launch a grant program for local nonprofits over the next three years, and the City and Borough of Juneau ($50,000) to install a commercial kitchen at the .
For a complete list of , visit the Rasmuson Foundation Web site.