All who knew Martha Levensaler were touched by her compassion, enthusiasm, caring, infectious laugh, and commitment to enhancing the skills and support for people engaged in advocating for conservation.
Martha made an indelible mark on Alaska’s conservation movement by fostering relationship building and leadership development. She served as mentor to young leaders and women professionals. Martha helped build capacity for boards throughout the nation and served on the boards of several Alaska conservation organizations.
Martha embodied what it means to be part of a community. She believed that to help the conservation movement succeed it was critical to strengthen the skills and confidence of the people involved. She was a leader who bolstered new leaders. And she did it with conviction and fun.
The Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund was created to honor Martha’s legacy and specifically to benefit the people who are involved in improving conservation efforts. To accomplish this, the Fund will provide funds for training, skill building and organization development.
The Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund was created to honor Martha’s legacy and specifically to benefit the people who are involved in improving conservation efforts. To accomplish this, the Fund will provide funds for training, skill building and organization development. Grant awards range from $500-$3000.
Applicants for Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund grants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a non-profit organization
- Be based in Alaska, or have an Alaska-based program
- If a current Alaska Conservation Foundation grantee, be in good standing with required grant reporting
- Align with the purpose of the Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund
The fund will support projects that provide training, skills building, and organization development to enhance leadership capacity for the conservation movement in Alaska. The fund is particularly interested in supporting volunteers and youth.
Ineligible Projects/Costs Include:
- Grants to individuals
- Projects located outside of Alaska
- General operating support
- Litigation or lobbying
All grant recipients will be required to submit a final report at the conclusion of the grant term.
Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2024. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024. To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=alaskaconservation.
If you wish to contribute to the Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund:
Submit your donation online here. Please note in the comment section of the donation page “Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund.”
Mail a Check
Send a check to us at 1227 W. 9th Ave., Suite 300 Anchorage, Alaska 99501. Please make the check out to Alaska Conservation Foundation and note “Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund” in the memo line.
Give us a call at (907) 276-1917 to submit a donation via credit card over the phone. Please be sure to mention the Martha Levensaler Leadership Fund.