FY16 Grants Awarded  

ACF awarded 93 grants totaling over $2.1 million in fiscal year 2016* to support efforts across Alaska, from projects that address food security in a changing climate to building a movement to advocate for greater protections for our wild salmon.

Alaska Engagement Partnership Grants

ACF supports the Alaska Engagement Partnership, a collaborative effort to build political power for conservation in Alaska with a special focus on changing systems to benefit salmon habitat. Grants were awarded totaling $80,000 to:

  • Alaska Center for the Environment  $20,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Support for participation in the Alaska Engagement Partnership
  • Alaska Center for the Environment  $10,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Support for rebranding
  • Alaska Conservation Voters  $50,000      
    Anchorage, AK 
    Support for participation in the Alaska Engagement Partnership

Alaska Native Fund Grants

ACF supports Alaska Native organizations seeking to address the environmental issues facing their communities including food security in a changing climate and the need for alternative energy solutions. Grants were awarded totaling $236,000 to:

  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium  $5,000  
    Anchorage, AK 
    Support for Alaska Plants as Food and Medicine Symposium to promote traditional plant knowledge and harvesting
  • Alaska Native Village Corporation Association  $20,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Support for legal analysis and inventory of contaminated tribal lands
  • Aleut International Association  $20,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Support for community-based data collection to monitor climate change
  • Bering Sea Elders Group  $18,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Support for efforts to develop marine policy that will benefit future generations in the Northern Bering Sea
  • Chickaloon Native Village  $14,000
    Chickaloon, AK 
    Support for cultural activities that foster environmental education and stewardship
  • Gwich’in Steering Committee  $15,000
    Fairbanks, AK
    Support for Gwich’in Gathering in Arctic Village to address how climate change is affecting food security 
  • Haa Aani’ Community Development Fund, Inc.  $17,000
    Juneau, AK
    Support for business training workshop focused on sustainable economic opportunities in Southeast Alaska
  • Native Village of Chuathbuluk  $20,000   
    Chuathbuluk, AK             
    Support for participation in Environmental Impact Statement process related to gold and natural gas development on the Kuskokwim River
  • Native Village of Port Heiden  $20,000 
    Port Heiden, AK
    Support for efforts to increase food security and access to traditional foods
  • Nondalton Tribal Council  $20,000
    Nondalton, AK
    Support for culture camp for local students to learn Indigenous Knowledge and environmental stewardship
  • Nulato Tribe  $20,000
    Nulato, AK
    Support for addressing food security and the integration of Indigenous Knowledge into the science and management of Arctic salmon
  • Organized Village of Kasaan  $7,000
    Kasaan, AK
    Support for a traditional community garden project  
  • Tanana Chiefs Conference  $20,000          
    Fairbanks, AK    
    Support to ensure active participation in natural resource management meetings impacting tribal lands 
  • United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group  $20,000
    Kasaan, AK
    Support to ensure participation at the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress to highlight transboundary conservation issues between Alaska and British Columbia

Alaskans for Energy Freedom Campaign Grants

ACF supports the efforts of a diverse coalition working to prevent the impacts that developing Alaska’s massive coal resources will have on the Earth’s climate and on Alaska’s lands, waters and people. Grants were awarded totaling $752,000 to:

  • Alaska Center for the Environment  $25,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Communications support for the campaign
  • Chuitna Citizens Coalition  $15,000             
    Beluga, AK          
    Support for outreach on the Chuitna Mine
  • Cook Inletkeeper  $300,000
    Homer, AK         
    Support for the Chuitna Mine campaign
  • Earthjustice  $30,000      
    San Francisco, CA            
    Legal support for the campaign
  • Native American Rights Fund  $100,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Legal support for the campaign
  • Native American Rights Fund  $40,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Legal support for the Native Village of Tyonek on the Chuitna Mine
  • Renewable Energy Alaska Project  $97,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Support for promoting renewable energy solutions and policy
  • Trustees for Alaska  $145,000
    Anchorage, AK 
    Legal support for the campaign

Organizational Capacity Grants

ACF provides general and technical support to organizations working to strengthen and expand Alaska’s conservation movement. Grants were awarded totaling $120,000 to:

  • Alaska Conservation Voters  $20,000        
    Anchorage, AK 
    General support for the mission
  • Alaska Marine Conservation Council  $20,000          
    Anchorage, AK 
    General support for the mission
  • Island Institute  $20,000        
    Sitka, AK
    General support for the mission
  • Northern Alaska Environmental Center  $20,000
    Fairbanks, AK       
    General support for the mission
  • Southeast Alaska Conservation Council  $20,000            
    Juneau, AK 
    General support for the mission
  • Trustees for Alaska  $20,000          
    Anchorage, AK 
    General support for the mission

Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program Grants

ACF’s popular Conservation Internship Program offers students from Alaska and around the country interested in conservation valuable work experience at host organizations throughout the state. Grants were awarded totaling $64,480 to:

  • Alaska Center for the Environment             
    Anchorage, AK 
    Conservation internship for Alexandra Guilford
  • Alaska Center for the Environment – Alaska Youth for Environmental Action         
    Anchorage, AK 
    Conservation internship for Maka Monture
  • Alaska Community Action on Toxics          
    Anchorage, AK 
    Conservation internship for Giovanna Cabrera
  • Alaska Marine Conservation Council         
    Anchorage, AK 
    Conservation internship for Connie Melovidov
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies             
    Homer, AK
    Conservation internship for Nina Finley
  • Cook Inletkeeper           
    Homer, AK   
    Conservation internship for Maya Goodoni
  • Discovery Southeast        
    Juneau, AK 
    Conservation internship for Savannah D’Orazio
  • Island Institute  
    Sitka, AK
    Conservation internship for Sarah Brey
  • Kenai Watershed Forum 
    Soldotna, AK     
    Conservation internship for Madison Perlick
  • Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
    Juneau, AK
    Conservation internship for Joshua McNally
  • Sitka Conservation Society
    Sitka, AK
    Conservation internship for Lee House
  • Yukon River Intertribal Watershed Council 
    Anchorage, AK
    Conservation internship for Danielle McAvenia

Rapid Response Grants

ACF’s Rapid Response grants enable organizations to respond quickly to fast-breaking, unforeseen Alaska environmental threats of statewide or national significance. Grants were awarded totaling $38,985 to:

  • Cook Inletkeeper  $10,000
    Homer, AK                
    Support for expert assessment of the Chuitna watershed in advance of DNR hearing
  • Alaska Longline Fisherman’s Association  $7,500
    Sitka, AK                   
    Support to change the paradigm on halibut bycatch management in Alaska
  • Trout Unlimited  $10,000
    Anchorage, AK          
    Support to organize Southeast Alaskans to engage in the draft Forest Service Tongass Management Plan comment period
  • National Parks Conservation Association  $1,485
    Anchorage, AK                      
    Support for the costs associated with filing an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court regarding the Sturgeon v. Masica case
  • Alaska Wilderness League  $10,000            
    Anchorage, AK
    Support to send the Point Lay Tribal Council to Washington, D.C. to voice their opposition to Arctic offshore drilling

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ACF is in the process of updating the remainder of the FY16 grants. Please check back the week of September 11, 2017 for the final list.

*7/1/15 thru 6/30/16

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