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Trans Youth Voice LessonsPor Audre Hickey August 2021
Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi Restorative Practice SpacePor Devin Tatro July 2021
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Central Yup'ik Educational Resources in SchoolsPor Raquel Schroeder March 2021
The Nest Pantry at Effie Kokrine Charter SchoolPor Cassie Jackson February 2021
"Ancestors" Exhibit RedesignPor Tanya Reed January 2021
After MastectomyPor Rebecca Braun November 2020
Homer Seed LibraryPor Saskia Esslinger October 2020
Community indigenous food forest projectPor Tia Atkinson September 2020
Hiland Mountain Creative Writing ClassPor Jamey Bradbury and Jaclyn Bergamino August 2020
Student Atmosphere CommitteePor Bob Davis July 2020
Homeless BackpacksPor Katie Cowgill June 2020
HYSOC Video Collage in the Time of Covid-19Por Daniel Perry May 2020
Build a Deck for The Roaming Root!Por Erica Moeller April 2020
Haines and Klukwan local produce SNAP accessPor Sally Boisvert March 2020
The Far North Quilt Trail ProjectPor Somer Hahm February 2020
Bilingual Voter Information CalendarPor Lina Mariscal January 2020
An Intimate Evening with Your DataPor Vanessa Raymond December 2019
RISE ProgramPor Nicole Murphy November 2019
Traditional dugout canoe enhancementPor Glenn "Stormy" Hamar October 2019
Opening a bicycle collective in Sitka, AlaskaPor Alyssa Russell September 2019
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Blossom HousePor Jody Hassel July 2019
Esther Shea Native Arts Institute for YouthPor Richard Jackson June 2019
P.O.P.-Promote Our PollinatorsPor Anna DeVolld May 2019
Chess for Vets and Girl Scouts of America: AlaskaPor Colleen Evanco April 2019
Art Materials for Artists with DisabilitiesPor Phoebe Gonzales Rohrbacher March 2019
Visit and Play at the Fairbanks Children's MuseumPor Meredith Maple February 2019
Phones for Homeless YouthPor Kelly King January 2019
4th Ave pop upPor Jimmy Riordan December 2018
IAFN Community PantriesPor Michelle Ohnesorge November 2018
Supporting Literary Events In Seward, AlaskaPor Shauna Potocky October 2018
KONR 106.1 LPFM - TransmitterPor Ryan Anderson September 2018
Spruce Root ApprenticeshipPor Kayla Williams and Trevan Kan August 2018
of relationPor Enzina Marrari July 2018
Keys to Life Eyes Closed ProjectPor Shirley Staten and Gabriela Olmos June 2018
Housing and Homeless CoalitionPor Eloy Ponce June 2018
Yup’ik Masks – Unfolding the Past to Our Present GPor Benjamin Charles April 2018
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Pottery OutreachPor Matthew Van Atta February 2018
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Alaska Dinosaurs Color and Learn BookPor Deborah Klein November 2017
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Bicycle Mechanic SchoolPor Scott Menzies September 2017
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Cedar Bark net making instructionPor Jacinthe TwoBulls July 2017
FCM Outdoor PlaygroundPor Abigail Van Patter, Fairbanks Children's Museum June 2017
Hoonah Imagination LibraryPor Nicki Shelton May 2017
Jim Bell SongbookPor Sarah E Mitchell April 2017
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Stickers for Conservation!Por Luc Mehl January 2017
Youth on Record AlaskaPor Cody Davidson December 2016
Mountain View Post MagazinePor Kirsten Swann October 2016
Portable Front Porch ProjectPor Meg Zaletel - Anchorage Community House LLC September 2016
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The Velella ProjectPor L. Saunders McNeill May 2016
South Peninsula Syringe ExchangePor Catriona Reynolds April 2016
The Alaskan Invasive and Native Paper ProjectPor Desiree Hagen March 2016
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12% Happier ClassPor Susie Amundson January 2016
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Awesome Foundation: Alaska Chapter will be going on hiatus after the September 2021 round of applications.
Awesome Alaska: Making Alaska an even more awesome place one $1000 grant at a time.
We’re here to help. Ten awesome individuals, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, business wizards, and all-around smart folks want to get behind your idea. We’re the names, brains, and money to catalyze your fabulous project.
Who we are:
- Ken Castner - Proximity theorist
- Anne Hanley - Playwright, Producer of The Winter Bear Project, first-time grandmother, fan of awesomeness in all forms
- Owen Hanley - Pulmonary physician (ret), skier, biker, runner and clean air advocate.
- John LeClair - Wildland Firefighter (ret), lover of nature and food, practicing tinkerer
- Claire Holland LeClair - ardent supporter of strong communities and public lands
- Nancy Lord - Environmental writer
- Paula Martin - entomologist, educator, consultant and writer
- Joe Martin - mariner, bicyclist, and fixer of things
- Dorli McWayne - flutist, teacher of flutists from 6 to 60+, conductor, four-season runner.
- Jo Michalski - Retired entrepreneur, community activist, parent, grandmother and 46 year Alaskan.
- Peter Michalski - lawyer, mediator, former judge, believer in community
- John Mouw - lover of food, reading, community and life.
- Rika Mouw - artist and passionate advocate for nature and wild places.
- Kesler Woodward - painter, art historian, curator, and token artist on boards, commissions, panels, and task forces in Alaska and the West.
- Kyra Wagner - an enthusiastic person of place
- Anne Wilkas - Lifelong learner, eater, conservationist and outdoor enthusiast
- Erin Hollowell – dean – poet first and foremost, planter/nurturer of seeds and ideas, champion for the written word
Who we fund:
- Do you qualify for a PFD? (And if you don’t know what a permanent fund dividend is, you’re not an Alaskan – in other words, we only fund current Alaskans who qualify for a dividend.)
- Folks with absolutely awesome ideas that have impact, surprise, and ingenuity.
- Note: we reserve the right to not award a grant during any period during which the Trustees do not receive a proposal that fits their standards.
Things to consider in your application:
- Proposals are due on the 15th of the month, decisions are rendered by the end of the month. All unsuccessful proposals are then deleted.
- How is $1000 going to make a difference to your project, you as an individual, and Alaska as a community?
- What makes your project unique?
- If your idea is time-sensitive, please apply at least 60 days in advance and make sure that you let us know your “deadline.”
Got a question? Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away!