Trends 2014: Alaska

Grantmaking by community foundations more than doubled, up 111% to over $6 million

However, overall giving to the state was down by $15 million. This decline is slightly skewed by reporting methods, which capture the total amount of multi-year gifts in the year of their award. Additionally, nine funders located outside of Alaska significantly decreased their giving to the state. Public benefit organizations received more than $40 million in grants in 2012. The largest grant in the category was also the largest overall grant to the state—$11.9 million to the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, a nonprofit utility, by The Denali Commission. In total, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative received 28% ($15.8 million) of all funds to the public benefit category. Grants allocated to renewable and clean energy, energy assistance and energy education or advocacy efforts composed 20% (nearly $25 million) of all grantmaking to the state.

Total giving by 44 organizations: $122,218,002

Median grant: $6,824

Number of grants:1,737

Change in giving from 2010: - 20%

 

Top 10 Grantmakers to Alaska, 2012

  1. The Denali Commission(AK)
  2. Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AK)
  3. Rasmuson Foundation(AK)
  4. Tanana Chiefs Conference (AK)
  5. Campion Foundation (WA)
  6. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (CA)
  7. ConocoPhillips (AK)
  8. The Alaska Community Foundation (AK)
  9. Arctic Slope Native Association LTD (AK)
  10. Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK)

 

Giving to Alaska by Subject & Subcategory

Subject & Subcategory Total Grants % of Subject Area & Total
Arts $       3,617,9772.96%
Arts & Culture $       1,514,60041.86%
Arts Support & Services $             17,9720.50%
Historical Societies & Historical Preservation $             28,5320.79%
Humanities $               1,0000.03%
Media & Communications $          258,1497.14%
Museums $          970,50626.82%
Performing Arts $          796,71822.02%
Visual Arts $             30,5000.84%
Education $       9,550,1967.81%
Adult Education $             57,3660.60%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $             50,0000.52%
Colleges & Universities, Graduate & Professional Schools $       5,666,00959.33%
Early Childhood Education $               7,5000.08%
Education Support & Services $       2,225,35323.30%
Elementary & Secondary Schools $          221,7322.32%
Libraries $          623,1286.52%
Special Education $          283,8572.97%
Two-Year Colleges, Vocational & Technical Schools $          415,2514.35%
Environment/Animal-Related $    29,823,68524.40%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $       1,255,0164.21%
Animal Protection & Welfare $             30,0340.10%
Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, Horticulture $          240,8500.81%
Environment & Animal Support $       2,538,8548.51%
Environmental Education $          302,5501.01%
Pollution Abatement & Control, Recycling $          467,7001.57%
Sustainable Urban or Rural Economic Development $             30,0000.10%
Wildlife & Natural Resource Protection & Conservation $    24,645,41182.64%
Zoos & Aquariums $          313,2701.05%
Health $    11,084,4839.07%
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care $       2,070,03918.68%
Cancer Treatment, Support & Research $          358,2093.23%
General Health Support & Financing $          898,7778.11%
Hospitals & Health Systems $          758,3506.84%
Medical Research $             58,3330.53%
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention $       5,729,10851.69%
Nursing $             30,3030.27%
Public Health $          124,3621.12%
Rehabilitative Care $          290,0552.62%
Reproductive Health Care $             15,0000.14%
Specific Diseases (Treatment & Prevention) $          751,9476.78%
Human Services $    27,391,87722.41%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $             96,2000.35%
Centers $       5,267,15519.23%
Children & Youth Services $       1,239,6764.53%
Crime, Justice & Legal Services $       1,854,9466.77%
Emergency Assistance $       6,412,41523.41%
Employment/Jobs $          270,0730.99%
Family Services $          995,5173.63%
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition $          381,0801.39%
Housing & Shelter $       4,117,00315.03%
Human Services Support $          909,7093.32%
Multipurpose $       1,394,6535.09%
Personal Social Services $       2,799,45210.22%
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief $             44,6020.16%
Recreation & Sports $          906,8103.31%
Residential Care & Adult Day Programs $          114,3780.42%
Youth Development $          588,2072.15%
International $             21,4600.02%
Foreign Affairs & National Security $               9,50044.27%
International Development $               9,41543.87%
International Relief  $               2,54511.86%
Public & Societal Benefit $    40,006,00532.73%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis $          615,7051.54%
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy $          386,5810.97%
Community Improvement & Capacity Building $          979,4792.45%
Economic Development $       1,444,0353.61%
Government & Public Administration $    13,198,22232.99%
Leadership Development  $             31,0500.08%
Military & Veterans Organizations $       2,486,9966.22%
Nonprofit Management $       1,486,7053.72%
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations $       2,896,9827.24%
Public & Societal Benefit $    16,377,18540.94%
Science & Technology $               8,0650.02%
Social Science $             95,0000.24%
Religion $          595,7810.49%
Christianity $          355,82759.72%
Interfaith Coalitions $               1,5000.25%
Judaism $          238,45440.02%
Unknown $          126,5380.10%
Unknown $          126,538 
Total  $  122,218,002