October 28, 2020
Nonprofit Relief Grants

This grant program will make available over $4,000,000 of CARES Act funds to eligible nonprofits, and $50,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation that will be dedicated to arts and culture nonprofits. $2.5 million of the grant program will be set aside for general nonprofits, while $1.5 million of the grant program will be set aside for arts and culture nonprofits. Qualified applicants will be eligible to receive grants of $7,500, $15,000, or $30,000 depending on the recipient’s gross revenue.
The grants may be used to cover costs of operational interruptions caused by the COVID‐19 pandemic and local emergency orders, including loss of income, additional expenses incurred to protect staff and clients, and the cost of expanding critical charitable services to address the direct impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nonprofits are eligible if they have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and:

  • They have been in operation in the Municipality of Anchorage since at least January 1, 2019
  • They provide charitable services or perform charitable work that benefits Anchorage residents, organizations, or businesses
  • They have 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), or 501(c)(19) status, as verified by a formal determination letter from the IRS

In addition to the above criteria, arts and culture nonprofits must fit within the following definition of arts or cultural organizations: An arts organization is a nonprofit with a primary purpose to produce or promote arts events, projects, or services. A cultural organization is a nonprofit with a primary purpose to engage in the promotion or preservation of cultural identities, histories, and traditional practices. Those entities that received relief funding as one of the Culture Pillars identified by the Anchorage Assembly, are not eligible for this round of funding.

Applications will open at noon on Monday, October 19, 2020 and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020. Applications and more information can be found on the Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC) website.
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