Youth Mini-Grants

Supporting youth-led conservation efforts


The Youth Mini-Grant program aims to support youth-led projects that address conservation issues in Alaska. These include climate change, community health, racial and social inequity, and sustainable economies. The Youth Mini-Grant Program aims to empower youth leaders as they invest in their communities, become mentors, and delve into issues of social justice impacting Alaska’s cultures, communities, and well-being.

Youth ages 15-25 are eligible to apply for grant awards up to $1000.

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • December 9, 2022 at 11:59PM AKST


Applicants to the Youth Mini Grant Program must meet the following criteria:

All applicants need to be Alaska based, or if attending school elsewhere, have an Alaska focused project. In order to be eligible for a Youth Mini-Grant, youth applicants must find a fiscal sponsor in the form of one of the following:

  • 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
  • Federally Recognized Tribe
  • Public School
  • Church
  • Other equivalent organizations

In addition to a fiscal sponsor, successful applicants will also have an adult mentor/sponsor.

Applicants are highly encouraged to review the Youth Mini Grant Guidelines before starting an application.


For detailed instructions about the application process, please see the Youth Mini-Grant Application Instructions. To apply, click HERE

For helpful hints for using our online application system, click here.


If you have questions, please email