Find Your Calling at ACF 

Are you looking for a professional challenge and at the same time want to help protect Alaska’s natural environment and the diverse cultures and ways of life it sustains? If so, please consider joining our team!

ACF is currently recruiting for a Director of Philanthropy to be responsible for planning, facilitating and overseeing a comprehensive, coordinated fund development program that supports ACF’s strategic goals.

For more information, including access to the application, click here.

Application deadline: March 20, 2015

Now Accepting Applications for the Organizational Capacity Grant Program 

ACF is currently accepting applications for the Organizational Capacity grant program through April 30th 2015. Organizational Capacity grants support organizations working to strengthen and expand Alaska’s conservation movement. To read more about the selection and eligibility criteria and how to submit an application, please click here.

Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska Director Honored as Angler of the Year by Fly Rod & Reel Magazine 

It is with great pleasure that ACF announces that Scott Hed, Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska Director, was honored as Angler of the year by Fly Rod & Reel Magazine in its latest issue. For more information on Scott’s AOY award and Bristol Bay please visit

Become a Host Organization for the Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program 


Willoughby Peterson – Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council 2014 Science Intern

If your organization is interested in fostering the development of one of our dynamic future leaders, please APPLY to be a host organization.

For more information on expectations of being a host organization, please click HERE.

Application deadline is November 15, 2014. 

Completed applications should be emailed to Please call 907-276-1917 with any questions.


Welcome new board of trustees and staff 

ACF is pleased to welcome four new Trustees: Don May (Anchorage, Alaska), Alan Ritchie (Bonita Springs, Florida), Rachael K. Posey (Anchorage, Alaska) and Michelle Ravenmoon (Kokhanok, Alaska). We give heartfelt thanks to outgoing board members Andrea J. Grant and Anne Wilkas for their many years of service to ACF and their unwavering commitment to Alaska.

We are also delighted to report the following additions to the ACF staff: Amanda Piatt (Donor Relations Manager), Anne Remick (Grants Manager) and Lucas Veldhuis (Development Associate).

Alaska Native Fund now accepting Letters of Inquiry 

The Alaska Native Fund is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry through December 1st, 2014 . This innovative grantmaking program supports Alaska Native solutions and strategies for addressing environmental issues. To read more about the Alaska Native Fund, to include funding criteria, timelines and how to submit a Letter of Inquiry, please click here.

The 2014 Conservation Achievement Awards are here! 


The 2013 Conservation Achievement Awards Ceremony ©Roy Corral

Join Alaska Conservation Foundation for the 2014 Conservation Achievement Awards! This year’s extraordinary recipients will be honored at a festive celebration on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at the Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot in Anchorage. The event begins at 6:30 pm and includes a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres by Delicious Dave, live music, dessert and coffee. Click here to learn about this year’s inspiring recipients.

Make your reservations here or by calling Lucas Veldhuis at 907-276-1917. But hurry, RSVPs are requested by September 11th, 2014!

Summer 2014 Dispatch Newsletter 

Click here to check out ACF’s Summer 2014 Dispatch Newsletter. The theme for this Dispatch is the Tongass National Forest and building sustainable communities in Southeast Alaska. This issue also includes: tributes to two of Alaska’s conservation heroes, the latest updates from ACF and our partners, and a chance to meet two of our greatest supporters.

Alaska Native Fund Program Releases 2014 Gathering Report 

The Gathering in 2014–Honoring Katie John, Philanthropy & Subsistence

In addition to grantmaking, the ANF program hosts The Gathering every other year to bring the program’s grantees, funder representatives, and partners together and increase their collective capacity and advance the movement. The theme in 2014, selected by the Alaska Native Fund Steering Committee, was Honoring Katie John, Philanthropy & Subsistence. To view the full report, please click here.

Alaska Native Fund enters fourth grant making cycle 

Alaska Native Fund– Letters of Inquiry Accepted from September 1st – December 1st, 2014!

The innovative Alaska Native Fund is entering its fourth grant making cycle. This Fund supports Alaska Native solutions and strategies for addressing environmental issues.  A total of about $250,000 will be granted in May 2015. Letters of Inquiry (LOI) are due on or before December 1st,  2014. To read more about the Alaska Native Fund, including criteria, grant timeline, and to download a letter of inquiry form, please click here.