FY15 Grants Awarded  

ACF awarded 92 grants totaling over $2,543,000 in fiscal year 2015* to support efforts across the state, from keeping Alaska’s coal in the ground to mitigate the impacts of climate change to advancing the next generation of Alaska conservation leaders.

Alaska Engagement Partnership

Cook Inletkeeper $20,000            
Homer, AK         
Support for the Alaska Engagement Partnership

Sitka Conservation Society $20,000         
Sitka, AK             
Support for the Alaska Engagement Partnership

Alaska Center for the Environment $115,000      
Anchorage, AK 
Support for Alaska Engagement Partnership including core needs and the Canvass Project

New Ventures $10,000
Washington, DC
Support for the Alaska Engagement Partnership

 4 Alaska Engagement Partnership grants were awarded totaling $165,000

Alaska Native Fund

Alaska Community Action on Toxics $20,000       
Anchorage, AK 
To send a delegation of Indigenous women to Geneva to persuade world leaders to ban Pentachlorophenol

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium $5,000  
Anchorage, AK 
Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine Youth Leadership Track

Asa’carsarmuit Tribal Council $20,000    
Mountain Village, AK 
Asa’carsarmuit Tribal Conservation District Development Project

Arctic Village Tribal Council $20,000
Arctic Village, AK             
Gwich’in Caribou Fence

Bering Sea Elders Group $15,000
Anchorage, AK 
Northern Bering Sea Initiative: Collaborative effort to develop marine policy that will benefit future generations

Chickaloon Native Village $20,000
Chickaloon, AK 
Sovereignty through Traditional Living Activities

Chugach Regional Resources Commission $19,965
Anchorage, AK 
Chugach Region Climate Change Adaption Workshop

Hydaburg Cooperative Association $20,000         
Hydaburg, AK    
Sea Otter Impacts Study on Customary and Traditional Foods

Igiugig Village Council $20,000  
Igiugig, AK
Igyararmiut: Salmon and Survival in the Bristol Bay Region

Kawerak Inc. $20,000    
Nome, AK           
Knowledge of the Supernatural Environment in the Bering Strait Region

Native Village of Chuathbuluk $20,000   
Chuathbuluk, AK             
Technical support for Donlin Gold Mine EIS process

Northway Traditional Council $20,000   
Northway, AK   
Reduction of energy costs in homes and community buildings

Tanana Chiefs Conference $20,000          
Fairbanks, AK    
Naiy Tsuu aaLgh: So We Can Eat. Project aimed to increase Alaska Native influence in government regulation and policy around traditional ways of life

Della Cheney $10,000    
Juneau, AK
Creation of a film showcasing traditional weaving and the natural environment

14 Alaska Native Fund grants were awarded totaling $249,965

Alaskans for Energy Freedom Campaign

Alaska Center for the Environment $565,000 (2 grants)
Anchorage, AK 
Campaign fiscal sponsorship

Center for Science in Public Participation $6,000
Bozeman, MT   
Technical support for Chuitna and the Matanuska Valley Coal Mine campaigns 

Cook Inletkeeper $215,000 (2 grants)     
Homer, AK         
Chuitna Campaign support

Trustees for Alaska $287,000 (2 grants) 
Anchorage, AK 
Legal Support for Alaskans for Energy Freedom Campaign

Native American Rights Fund $60,000
Anchorage, AK 
Technical support for the Native Village of Tyonek

Sierra Club Foundation $20,000
San Francisco, CA            
Our Wild Alaska Campaign

Earthjustice $25,000      
San Francisco, CA            
Administrative Advocacy and Legal Representation

Chickaloon Village Traditional Council $30,000   
Chickaloon, AK 
Tribal Environmental Advocates Keeping Coal in the Ground

Castle Mountain Coalition $10,000          
Chickaloon, AK 
MineWatch Program

Chuitna Citizens Coalition $5,000             
Beluga, AK          
To reach Alaskans about the proposed Chuitna Coal Strip Mine

13 Alaskans for Energy Freedom grants were awarded totaling $1,223,000

Bristol Bay Conservation Campaign

Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust $10,000
Dillingham, AK  
Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy

1 Bristol Bay Conservation Campaign grants were awarded totaling $10,000 

Community Capacity

Alaska Marine Conservation Council $7,000         
Anchorage, AK 
Data engagement capacity building for fisheries conservation

Alaska Center for the Environment $4,700            
Anchorage, AK
Support for Alaska Conservation Summit

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council $15,000  
Juneau, AK         
Support for SEACC visioning

3 Community Capacity grants were awarded totaling $26,700

Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program

Alaska Center for the Environment $5,040            
Anchorage, AK 
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council $5,040    
Juneau, AK         
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

Alaska Community Action on Toxics $5,040          
Anchorage, AK 
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

Northern Alaska Environmental Center $5,040    
Fairbanks, AK    
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

Discovery Southeast $5,040        
Juneau, AK         
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

Alaska Marine Conservation Council $5,040         
Anchorage, AK 
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

Castle Mountain Coalition $5,040             
Chickaloon, AK 
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies $5,040             
Homer, AK         
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

Cook Inletkeeper $5,040              
Homer, AK         
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

Kenai Watershed Forum $5,040 
Soldotna, AK     
Stipend for 2015 summer intern

10 Conservation Internship Program grants were awarded totaling $50,400

Organizational Capacity Fund

Alaska Community Action on Toxics $18,000        
Anchorage, AK 
General Support

Alaska Center for the Environment $18,000          
Anchorage, AK
General Support

Alaska Conservation Voters $18,000        
Anchorage, AK 
General Support

Cook Inletkeeper $18,000
Homer, AK         
General Support

Renewable Energy Alaska Project $18,000            
Anchorage, AK 
General Support

Sitka Conservation Society $18,000          
Sitka, AK             
General Support

Alaska Community Action on Toxics $2,000          
Anchorage, AK 
Technical Assistance

Alaska Center for the Environment $2,000            
Anchorage, AK 
Technical Assistance

Alaska Conservation Voters $2,000          
Anchorage, AK 
Technical Assistance

Cook Inletkeeper $2,000            
Homer, AK         
Technical Assistance

Renewable Energy Alaska Project $2,000               
Anchorage, AK 
Technical Assistance

Sitka Conservation Society $2,000            
Sitka, AK             
Technical Assistance

12 Organizational Capacity grants were awarded totaling $120,000

Rapid Response Fund

United Tribes of Bristol Bay $10,000        
Dillingham, AK  
Organizing and travel for EPA hearings on Pebble 404c determination

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council $10,000  
Juneau, AK         
Directing grassroots voices toward positively influencing the Tongass Land Management Plan amendment process

2 Rapid Response Fund grants were awarded totaling $20,000                                 

Restricted Grantmaking

Alaska Marine Conservation Council $31,500       
Anchorage, AK 
Support for AMCC’s work with the Bering Sea Elders Advisory Group 

Alaska Nanuuq Commission $32,718       
Anchorage, AK 
Strategies for long term conflict resolution between polar bears and people

Alaska Trails $3,725        
Anchorage, AK 
General operating support in memory of Walt Parker

3 Restricted grants were awarded totaling $67,943

Tongass Fish People & Place Campaign

Southeast Conference $10,000  
Juneau, AK         
Support for resilient food systems in Southeast Alaska

Renewable Energy Alaska Project $14,612            
Anchorage, AK 
Support for Sustainable Southeast Partnership regional catalysts

Southeast Conference $56,306  
Juneau, AK         
Support for the regional catalyst for the Sustainable Southeast Partnership

Organized Village of Kasaan $39,655        
Kasaan, AK         
Support for a full time Sustainable Southeast Partnership community catalyst

Southeast Alaska Wilderness Exploration, Analysis & Discovery $57,910  
Gustavus, AK    
Support for the SEAWEAD Executive Director to serve as the Sustainable Southeast Partnership Regional Catalyst for Natural Resources

Southeast Conference $15,000
Juneau, AK         
Regional Catalyst for the Sustainable Southeast Partnership to promote community and regional food security

Renewable Energy Alaska Project $71,255            
Anchorage, AK 
Sustainable Southeast Partnership Regional Energy Catalyst

Southeast Alaska Wilderness Exploration, Analysis & Discovery $15,000  
Gustavus, AK    
Support for Sustainable Southeast Partnership priority projects

Haa Aani’ $144,978         
Juneau, AK         
Sustainable Southeast Partnership priority projects and catalyst program expenses

Sitka Conservation Society $89,485          
Sitka, AK             
Support for an Assistant Director position, a Regional Catalyst for Communications, and a Sitka Community Catalyst 

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council $65,000  
Juneau, AK         
To encourage and facilitate the Tongass transition from old growth based management to a more sustainable forest management system

Alaska Wilderness League $10,000           
Washington, DC
To encourage and facilitate the Tongass transition from old growth based management to a more sustainable forest management system

12 Tongass Fish People & Place grants were awarded totaling $589,201

Leghorn Family Fund

Audubon Alaska $1,500 
Anchorage, AK 
General Support 

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council $1,000    
Juneau, AK         
General Support

Discovery Southeast $1,000        
Juneau, AK         
General Support

Alaska Conservation Foundation $1,000
Anchorage, AK 
General Support

4 Leghorn Family Fund grants were awarded totaling $4,400

Studebaker Family Environmental Education Fund

Alaska Center for the Environment $2,941            
Anchorage, AK 
Support for Trailside Discovery Camp and Alaska Youth for Environmental Action

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies $2,941             
Homer, AK         
Support for environmental education initiatives

Discovery Southeast $2,941        
Juneau, AK         
Support for environmental education initiatives

Friends of Creamer’s Field $2,940             
Fairbanks, AK    
Support for Camp Habitat and environmental education
 
Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment $2,940  
Copper Center, AK          
Support for environmental education initiatives

Alaska Songbird Institute $500   
Fairbanks, AK    
Support for environmental education initiatives

6 Studebaker Family Environmental Education Fund grants were awarded totaling $15,203

Jeanne S. Williams Anadromous Fish Protection Fund

Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund $1,000         
Anchorage, AK 
Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund

The Ocean Foundation $2,000    
Washington, DC
Ocean Acidification Fund

Trustees for Alaska $400               
Anchorage, AK 
General Support in honor of 40th Anniversary

Alaska Marine Conservation Council $500             
Anchorage, AK 
General support in honor of 20th Anniversary

Alaska Wilderness League $500 
Washington, DC
General Support

Alaska Center for the Environment $500
Anchorage, AK 
General Support

Renewable Energy Alaska Project $500  
Anchorage, AK 
Student Education Programs

Eyak Preservation Council $2,000              
Cordova, AK      
To support efforts to protect the Gulf of Alaska from proposed Navy operations

8 Jeanne S. Williams Anadromous Fish Protection Fund grants were awarded totaling $7,400

*7/1/14 thru 6/30/15