The Anchorage-based Rasmuson Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $6.5 million in support of Alaskan communities.
The awards include a grant of $112,844 to the Girl Scouts of Alaska to establish a troop at Clare House women's shelter in Anchorage with the aim of providing more opportunities for girls who experience homelessness; $300,000 over three years to the United Way of Mat-Su for a program that will include afterschool and summer activities as well as behavioral health services; and $649,730 to the Native Village of Unalakleet for construction of a $7.7 million facility that houses services for elders from the village and surrounding communities.
The foundation also awarded $300,000 to the National Forest Foundation for the renovation of ten public-use cabins in the Tongass and Chugach national forests. The nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, the National Forest Foundation will match the grant and use the funds to underwrite the cost of repairs and upgrades at the cabins, which are a favorite of Alaskans looking to explore the state's magnificent wilderness areas.
For a complete list of grant recipients, see the Rasmuson Foundation website.