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Alaska Funders

Juneau Community Foundation

The Juneau Community Foundation was founded by Eric Kueffner, Ken Leghorn, and Reed Stoops in December of 2000. The Foundation serves the Juneau area and surrounding communities, and its mission is to address community needs and improve the quality of life for residents.

Regions: The Foundation supports projects in the rural borough of Juneau.

Issues Supported: The Juneau Community Foundation funds projects in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, parks and recreation, and social services.

Grant Process and Application: Grant deadlines may vary based on the program. Find out more about open grant opportunities  and deadlines by visiting the Foundation website.

Grant-Making Per Year: Since 2005, the Foundation has provided nearly $12 million in grants to Juneau area nonprofits. In 2018, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $3.1 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Haven House in Juneau, Alaska, offers structured living for women struggling with addiction and transitioning from incarceration to society.

Mat-Su Health Foundation

The Mat-Su Health Foundation is based in Wasilla, Alaska, and was established in 1948 when the Valley Hospital Association incorporated. The Foundation was further funded by the sale of Triad Hospitals to Community Health Systems in 2007. The Foundation’s mission is to support the health and well-being of Alaskans in the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) area.

Regions: The Mat-Su Health Foundation serves the Matanuska-Susitna Borough of Alaska, which is a largely rural area surrounding Anchorage in Southcentral Alaska.

Issues Supported: Top funding priorities include human services and health, followed by education and public safety. In particular, the Mat-Su Health Foundation describes its funding as focusing on supporting aging, families, futures, and mental health.

Grant Process and Application: The Mat-Su Foundation has several funding programs, including Discovery Grants, Healthy Impact Grants, and Target Wellness Grants. There are two main application cycles per year, with application deadlines usually falling in February and July. Find out more about grantmaking opportunities by visiting the Foundation website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the Mat-Su Health Foundation provided grants in the amount of $7.9 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: True North Recovery is a grantee located in rural Matanuska-Susitna Borough. True North Recovery provides residential treatment as well as housing that supports sober living.

Providence Alaska Foundation

Providence Alaska Foundation is based in Anchorage and is dedicated to improving health for all Alaskans. The Foundation was established in 1983 as a supporting organization of the Providence Health System and is based in Anchorage, Alaska.

Regions: The Providence Alaska Foundation serves all of Alaska, with a focus on serving rural areas and vulnerable populations.

Issues Supported: The Providence Alaska Foundation supports community health services, health care access in remote and rural areas, mental health care, residential care, and youth development.

Grant Process and Application: Community Partnership Grants application deadlines are usually in October each year. Find out more about the grant application process by visiting the Foundation website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $5.6 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: New Life Development is a recovery housing grantee in Anchorage, Alaska, in partially rural Anchorage Borough. New Life Development offers transitional housing and supportive services to individuals recovering from substance abuse and leaving incarceration. New Life Development offers services such as employment support, sober living environment, social activities, and peer support, to help individuals reintegrate into society.

Rasmuson Foundation

The Rasmuson Foundation was established in 1955 by Jenny Olson Rasmuson in honor of her late husband, Edward Anton Rasmuson. The Foundation was formed using funds that Edward Anton Rasmuson and his son Elmer Rasmuson earned as leaders of the Bank of Alaska. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of all Alaskans.

Regions: The Rasmuson Foundation serves all of Alaska, with many projects in rural areas of the state.

Issues Supported: The Foundation’s areas of focus include arts and culture, health, housing, and social services. The Foundation also supports a Rural Health Care Fund.

Grant Process and Application: Grant application deadlines vary depending on the grantmaking fund. Tier 1 grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis, while the deadline for Rural Health Care Fund grant applications is usually in December each year. Find out more about grants by visiting the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: Since its inception, the Rasmuson Foundation has provided $422 million in charitable payments. In 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $20 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Set Free Alaska is a grantee located in Palmer, Alaska, and serves the rural boroughs of Kenai Peninsula and Matanuska-Susitna. The treatment center offers outpatient services in Homer and Mat-Su, services for children, and residential treatment for men and women.

Alaska Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in Idaho

  • $58 million

Fund Distribution

  • 15% going to nine subdivisions of the state
  • 85% will be directed to the state
  • Spending overseen by the Advisory Council on Opioid Remediation


  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

  • Alaska Office of the Attorney General Treg Taylor,, 907-269-5100
  • Advisory Council Member Heidi Hedberg, Public Health Director,, 907-269-2042

Key Links

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

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