Grant Opportunities  

Grantmaking to advance the conservation movement

Alaska Conservation Foundation has been a dedicated supporter of Alaska’s grassroots for over 35 years.  Shifts in Alaska’s economic and political landscape required that ACF undertake an in-depth review of its grantmaking program.  The result…a new grantmaking direction seeking to build the influence of Alaska’s conservation movement, focusing upon long-term, enduring solutions that create more robust environmental policy and protections. Only by creating better environmental policy can we achieve the enduring conservation protection warranted by Alaska’s global significance.

Grantmaking Programs

Our grantmaking programs include:

  • Alaska Native Fund: Provides an Indigenous framework for impacting critical environmental issues while promoting innovative strategies to strengthen the capacity of Alaska Native organizations and communities.
  • Rapid Response: Responds quickly to fast-breaking, unforeseen environmental threats of statewide or national significance.
  • Discovery Grants Program: Supports small grassroots organizations. 
  • Conservation Internship Program: Develops the next generation of Alaska’s conservation leaders.
  • Watchable Wildlife: Broadens support for conserving Alaska’s wildlife resources.
  • Conservation Achievement Awards: Recognizes the achievements of individuals committed to protecting Alaska.

Issues Campaigns

ACF also awards grants through issues campaigns. Unless otherwise specified, these grants are usually made by invitation only, directed towards the goals of the campaign and are awarded after review by a campaign steering committee.

Theory of Change

The Foundation’s grantmaking is guided by ACF’s Theory of Change, a framework that helps ACF to draw connections between our mission and the grantmaking and programmatic work we perform, plan and focus our efforts and measure effectiveness. Click here for more information.


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