The Anchorage-based has announced grants totaling $8.6 million to eighteen nonprofit organizations in Alaska and beyond.
Grant recipients include the advocacy center, which was awarded $500,000 for construction of a larger facility in the Mat-Su Valley to help accommodate the growing need for child and family services in the region; the , which will receive $300,000 to develop and implement a statewide data warehouse and quality-improvement project; the , which will receive $250,000 in support of its Eklutna River restoration efforts; the , which was awarded $500,000 for construction of a health clinic in Circle; , which will receive $452,000 for telephone, technology, and security system upgrades in Utqiagvik; and the , which was awarded $100,000 in recognition of Noble laureate Dr. Vernon Smith and his contributions to the Rasmuson Chair of Economics and the experimental economics program at the .
"These uncertain economic times in Alaska have put a strain on many of the programs that fill a critical role in our state," said Rasmuson Foundation president and CEO Diane Kaplan. "Making sure these programs are not just existing, but thriving, means more Alaskans have the opportunity to be safe, healthy, and supported."
For a complete list of , see the Rasmuson Foundation website.