Sealaska is happy to share recent announcements by the Rasmuson Foundation that impact the region.
Rasmuson Foundation announces July 10, 2015 $7.6 million in grants and initiatives.
- Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, will receive a $35,000 challenge grant to grow the fund’s permanently endowed assets.
- Metlakatla Indian Community will receive a grant of $162,000 to renovate its Head Start playground and facility.
- City of Saxman will use its $220,750 grant to expand the Edwin DeWitt Carving Center.
- Chilkat Indian Village’s grant of $750,000 will pay for interior construction of Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center in Klukwan.
- Also in Yakutat, the City and Borough of Yakutat was awarded $355,100 for upgrades and repairs to its swimming pool, and up to $325,000 for the construction of an accessible community playground.
Read full press release here.
About the Foundation:
Rasmuson Foundation was created in May 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband "E.A." Rasmuson. The Foundation is a catalyst to promote a better life for all Alaskans. Sealaska President and CEO Anthony Mallott serves as Rasmuson Foundation board member, a position he’s held since 2009.