Alaska Community Foundation

Connecting people who care with causes that matter

Anchorage, AK   |  www.alaskacf.org

Mission

Inspiring the spirit of giving and connecting people, organizations, and causes to strengthen Alaska's communities now and forever.

Ruling year info

1996

President & CEO

Ms. Nina Kemppel

Main address

3201 C Street Suite 110

Anchorage, AK 99503 USA

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EIN

92-0155067

NTEE code info

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nonprofits serve essential needs across Alaska and require annual support. The Alaska Community Foundation supports the work of nonprofits and local communities through grants from permanent endowments and non-endowed funds. Your donation to an endowment at ACF is protected and grown, and the earnings are used to support the causes you care about in an ongoing, sustainable manner. When you give to an endowment at ACF, you are “paying it forward" by making impact not just today, but for years to come. Your gift to a non-endowed fund also provides flexibility to meet today's needs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community charitable grants

Charitable grants to the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

National Accreditation for Community Foundations 2021

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ACF envisions an Alaska where communities come together and have resources to thrive.

Together with our Affiliates, we connect people who care with causes that matter by encouraging and nurturing philanthropy through building and managing permanent endowments, convening stakeholders and working with partners to strengthen Alaskan communities, and providing donors with flexible giving options that are strategic to their philanthropic objectives.

The staff of ACF have deep roots in Alaska; in fact, many of our staff and board members are lifelong Alaskans. With Affiliate Community Foundations across Alaska, we know the issues of our state and the organizations that are working effectively to address needs and expand opportunities.

Through ACF, you have access to philanthropy experts for personalized, confidential, consultations tailored to your charitable and financial interests. Our staff will work with you and your professional advisors to help you make a tax beneficial donation that helps achieve your vision for a better Alaska.

Your philanthropic investment is managed for prudent growth and stability so that your gift will have as great an impact tomorrow as it does today. Our efforts are guided by a skilled board composed of community and business leaders and knowledgeable advisory board members in our Affiliate communities.

Starting as an idea and minimal initial resources in 1995, the founders of The Alaska Community Foundation imagined a place where Alaskans who have done well were able to give back. In 1998, the original articles of incorporation were restated and amended, establishing ACF as it exists today.

Since 2007, ACF has been accredited through National Standards for Community Foundations based on our processes and operational excellence. Compliance with National Standards indicates that ACF has met the nation's highest philanthropic standards for best practices.

Today, we manage over 500 funds, including ten Affiliate and five partner community funds, with assets totaling more than $90 million. Each year, because of donors like you, we are able to grant out $4 million to $6 million in charitable gifts to local nonprofit organizations and charities, making a lasting impact on Alaska for years to come.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Alaska Community Foundation

Board of directors
as of 9/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. James Palmer

Alex Slivka

McKinley Capital Management

Lane Tucker

Stoel Rives

Andy Teuber

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Peter Michalski

Former Alaska Superior Court Judge

Diane Kaplan

Rasmuson Foundation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/15/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.