September 27, 2012
The following is shared on behalf of the Anchorage Schools Foundation.
Anchorage Schools Foundation grant cycle is now open
The Anchorage Schools Foundation (ASF), a fund of The Alaska Community Foundation, opened its fifth grant cycle to applicants. ASF engages the community in a relationship with its public schools with the purpose of creating more flexible funding and improving outcomes for Anchorage classrooms.
Grants will be awarded to Anchorage classrooms to support projects that enhance the success of students in the Anchorage School District and will bolster a wide range of projects such as classroom supplies, recreational equipment, books, technology, after-school programs and other needs as determined by school district employees and not supported by the school district. The grant cycle is open to Anchorage school district professionals, including principals, teachers, nurses and counselors.
Past ASF funding included a broad array of projects and items such as a rock climbing wall, audiobooks, skates, art-class workboxes, a sewing machine, three-dimensional math visual aids, trail adoption and a digital projector. School professionals are encouraged to apply. Grants are given up to $500, and the deadline for application to the current grant cycle is October 15, 2012 by 9:00 p.m.
For more information on grant guidelines, to make a donation or to apply for an award with the Anchorage Schools Foundation, visit www.anchorageschoolsfoundation.org.
About the Anchorage Schools Foundation
The mission of Anchorage School Foundation is to provide community and private funding to enhance the success of students in Anchorage classrooms. This mission is pursued through fundraising and grant making for innovative projects and needs as identified by teachers and other staff that have direct contact with students. ASF is a vital part of education in Anchorage. Like many hospitals and universities that - for decades - have grown affiliated foundations to build scholarships, research, facilities, and innovation, the Anchorage School Foundation serves a similar role as a conduit to channel private philanthropic funds into classrooms. ASF is managed by a volunteer board of community advisors that prioritizes funding requests for projects not already supported by public funds to the school district. The Alaska Community Foundation manages all ASF's assets.
About The Alaska Community Foundation
Established in 1995, The Alaska Community Foundation has become a statewide platform for philanthropy. The foundation currently holds over $55 million for the benefit of Alaskans, granting approximately $5 million each year to charitable projects and nonprofit organizations across the state. ACF's mission is to grow philanthropy and connect people who care with causes that matter. ACF helps individuals, organizations and communities create funds, that – like the Alaska Permanent Fund – provide financial resources to improve the quality of life in Alaska now and forever. www.alaskacf.org