Foundation Announces Second
Quarter 2005 Awards
August 25, 2005
ANCHORAGE - From months April
to July 2005, the Rasmuson Foundation awarded $526,472 to non-profit
organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for
all Alaskans. The awards were made to 27 Alaskan non-profits
across the state to support a broad range of projects.
"The Foundation takes pride in providing small grants that
ensure that non-profits meet their basic needs and continue to
fulfill their missions," commented Foundation president
Diane Kaplan, "These non-profit organizations are at the
heart of Alaskan communities."
Affinityfilms has been awarded $5,237 to update their office
equipment and software with a field computer, a high definition
cinema screen for film editing, and software. Affinityfilms
was incorporated in 1982 with a mission to "use media as
an educational tool for social change, facing issues relevant
to woman, children and a world without violence."
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) was awarded $20,000
to acquire science equipment for nature programs for children,
relocating and repairing a floating dock, and clearing trails
of spruce bark beetle-killed trees. The mission of CACS
is to foster responsible interaction with natural surroundings
and generate knowledge about the coastal ecosystems of Kachemak
Bay through environmental education, research, and stewardship
Several other organizations received funding in the second quarter.
The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast received a $9,135 grant
for technology and equipment upgrades in their offices in Sitka,
Juneau, Ketchikan, Haines and Hoonah. The Northwest Arctic
Borough School District received a grant for furnishings and
artwork for their Alaska Technical Center dorm and activity room.
The Village of Old Harbor received $18,900 to purchase Quonset-style
tents and a water filtration/storage unit for the Nuniaq summer
cultural camp program.
The Rasmuson Foundation was created under a declaration of trust
in May of 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband, "E.A."
Rasmuson. Today, the Rasmuson Foundation continues this
tradition by supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to
improving the quality of life for people throughout the state. By
assisting these groups that address basic needs, arts and culture,
and projects that address special circumstances, the Rasmuson
Foundation contributes to healthy, enriched and productive lives
for Alaskans of all ages.
On the Web:
Visit www.rasmuson.org for
a complete list of organizations that received Tier 1 grants
in the second quarter of 2005.
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