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February 11, 2021
9:30am to 11:30pm
AKST

Please join the virtual Q1 Alaska Funders Group meeting. We will hear from Erik O’Brien from the Denali Commission in the first half. Erik will give an update on federal stimulus money for broadband and opportunities for Alaska to apply.

The second half of the meeting will be a shared...

September 2020 |

Seeing how a new governor's proposed budget in 2019 would affect vulnerable populations like children, Alaska funders and nonprofits worked together to advocate against the cuts amidst the heated legislative debate throughout the year. In addition to raising awareness and educating lawmakers,...

Thumbnail of Alaska Bright Spot: Navigating Alaska’s Budget Crisis to Preserve Essential Programs
Philanthropy Northwest
July 23, 2020
9:30am to 11:30am
PDT
Virtual

Please join the virtual Alaska Funders Group meeting for the latest updates on COVID-19 related challenges and opportunities. The group has recognized that the pandemic has an increased impact on our nonprofit partners and communities. In order to be better coordinated with each other, the...

Philanthropy Northwest
June 30, 2020
1:30pm to 3:30pm
AKDT
Virtual

Please join the virtual Alaska Funders Group meeting for the latest updates on COVID-19 related challenges and opportunities. The group has recognized that the pandemic has an increased impact on our nonprofit partners and communities. In order to be better coordinated with each other, the...

Image of the Aurora Borealis above Denali National Park
Philanthropy Northwest
April 14, 2020
9:30am to 11:30am
AKDT

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL.

About the meeting:
Eligibility:
 Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that are currently making grants in Alaska. This includes private and family foundations,...

Image of Aurora Borealis green lights against blue sky over a lake in Denali National Park, Alaska
January 2020 |

Throughout 2019, the state budget was a top concern for Alaskan communities and organizations. To balance the budget, Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed $1.6 billion in spending cuts that would have a devastating impact across the state, including for housing and homeless programs, arts programs, Medicaid, the University of Alaska system, civil legal services, early childhood and more. With a steep battle to minimize the magnitude of the cuts, Alaskans worked to take a united stand for their communities. The scale of the budget crisis necessitated new ways of leading together, especially among funders.

An Orca peeking its head out of the water
January 2020 |

Data alone doesn’t capture the human impact of philanthropy. That’s why with the release of "Trends in Northwest Giving 2019," we’ve added regional spotlights to help capture the changemakers behind the grants. This article is first in the series and features Alaska and Rasmuson Foundation's significant role in funding the arts.

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