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  $       3,617,977 2.96%
Arts & Culture  $       1,514,600 41.86%
Arts Support & Services  $             17,972 0.50%
Historical Societies & Historical Preservation  $             28,532 0.79%
Humanities  $               1,000 0.03%
Media & Communications  $          258,149 7.14%
Museums  $          970,506 26.82%
Performing Arts  $          796,718 22.02%
Visual Arts  $             30,500 0.84%
Education  $       9,550,196 7.81%
Adult Education  $             57,366 0.60%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $             50,000 0.52%
Colleges & Universities, Graduate & Professional Schools  $       5,666,009 59.33%
Early Childhood Education  $               7,500 0.08%
Education Support & Services  $       2,225,353 23.30%
Elementary & Secondary Schools  $          221,732 2.32%
Libraries  $          623,128 6.52%
Special Education  $          283,857 2.97%
Two-Year Colleges, Vocational & Technical Schools  $          415,251 4.35%
Environment/Animal-Related  $    29,823,685 24.40%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $       1,255,016 4.21%
Animal Protection & Welfare  $             30,034 0.10%
Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, Horticulture  $          240,850 0.81%
Environment & Animal Support  $       2,538,854 8.51%
Environmental Education  $          302,550 1.01%
Pollution Abatement & Control, Recycling  $          467,700 1.57%
Sustainable Urban or Rural Economic Development  $             30,000 0.10%
Wildlife & Natural Resource Protection & Conservation  $    24,645,411 82.64%
Zoos & Aquariums  $          313,270 1.05%
Health  $    11,084,483 9.07%
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care  $       2,070,039 18.68%
Cancer Treatment, Support & Research  $          358,209 3.23%
General Health Support & Financing  $          898,777 8.11%
Hospitals & Health Systems  $          758,350 6.84%
Medical Research  $             58,333 0.53%
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention  $       5,729,108 51.69%
Nursing  $             30,303 0.27%
Public Health  $          124,362 1.12%
Rehabilitative Care  $          290,055 2.62%
Reproductive Health Care  $             15,000 0.14%
Specific Diseases (Treatment & Prevention)  $          751,947 6.78%
Human Services  $    27,391,877 22.41%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $             96,200 0.35%
Centers  $       5,267,155 19.23%
Children & Youth Services  $       1,239,676 4.53%
Crime, Justice & Legal Services  $       1,854,946 6.77%
Emergency Assistance  $       6,412,415 23.41%
Employment/Jobs  $          270,073 0.99%
Family Services  $          995,517 3.63%
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition  $          381,080 1.39%
Housing & Shelter  $       4,117,003 15.03%
Human Services Support  $          909,709 3.32%
Multipurpose  $       1,394,653 5.09%
Personal Social Services  $       2,799,452 10.22%
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief  $             44,602 0.16%
Recreation & Sports  $          906,810 3.31%
Residential Care & Adult Day Programs  $          114,378 0.42%
Youth Development  $          588,207 2.15%
International  $             21,460 0.02%
Foreign Affairs & National Security  $               9,500 44.27%
International Development  $               9,415 43.87%
International Relief   $               2,545 11.86%
Public & Societal Benefit  $    40,006,005 32.73%
Alliances, Advocacy & Policy Analysis  $          615,705 1.54%
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy  $          386,581 0.97%
Community Improvement & Capacity Building  $          979,479 2.45%
Economic Development  $       1,444,035 3.61%
Government & Public Administration  $    13,198,222 32.99%
Leadership Development   $             31,050 0.08%
Military & Veterans Organizations  $       2,486,996 6.22%
Nonprofit Management  $       1,486,705 3.72%
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations  $       2,896,982 7.24%
Public & Societal Benefit  $    16,377,185 40.94%
Science & Technology  $               8,065 0.02%
Social Science  $             95,000 0.24%
Religion  $          595,781 0.49%
Christianity  $          355,827 59.72%
Interfaith Coalitions  $               1,500 0.25%
Judaism  $          238,454 40.02%
Unknown  $          126,538 0.10%
Unknown  $          126,538  
Total   $  122,218,002