Alaska Conservation Foundation’s (ACF) Organizational Capacity grants support organizations that are working to strengthen and expand Alaska’s conservation movement, based upon elements of ACF’s Theory of Change. The Theory of Change is a guide that helps ACF prioritize functions, commit resources and develop strategies toward reaching our long-term outcomes.
ACF awarded six Organizational Capacity grants in 2013. The Organizational Capacity grant cycle is now open for applications. Please read below for selection criteria and the application process.
In order to be considered for an Organizational Capacity grant, an organization must already demonstrate a commitment to achieve more robust environmental policies, enduring conservation impact, and a more influential conservation movement through implementation of ACF’s favored conservation strategies. Only organizations whose work strongly aligns with two or more of these strategies should consider submitting an application.
Successful applicants that meet the above criteria will propose a clear plan for strengthening their organizational capacity, considering the best practices identified by ACF. ACF does not expect applicants to already follow all of these practices. ACF will favor applications that offer an honest and adequate assessment of current capacity, and a prioritization of capacity building goals.
Applicants for Organizational Capacity grants must meet the following criteria:
Important note for current grantees:
To apply for a 2015 Organizational Capacity grant, please use ACF’s online system. Application deadline is April 30, 2015.
Register in the online system: First time users click HERE to register your organization before starting the application process.
(Please note, only register your organization once.)
Once the registration process is complete exit the online application system, return to this webpage and click the “Start an Application” link below.
Start an Application HERE.
All grant recipients are required to submit an interim and final report as outlined in the grant contract using the reporting templates provided by ACF.
If you have questions regarding Organizational Capacity grants, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.