Grants & Community Projects

As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Golden Heart Community Foundation’s goal is to support projects that enhance the quality of life for Fairbanks and North Pole area residents, addressing immediate needs while working toward long-term improvements. We are continually listening and learning about what is important to you.

We use proceeds from our growing permanent endowment to award yearly grants to support charitable organizations and programs in the Fairbanks and North Pole area. Grants support a broad range of community needs, including health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development. We seek projects that have the potential to impact a broad range of residents and show collaboration with other organizations.

Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you hope we’ll support.


Competitive Grants Cycle

Our 2017 competitive grants cycle will be open from Friday, September 1 to Monday, October 16. Please review GHCF’s Competitive Grant Guidelines to determine your eligibility before applying. For more information, please click here.

If you are a current grantee and need to complete a grant report or other follow up, please note that these are completed using the online grant system.

Please direct programmatic and general questions to GHCF’s Program Manager, Paula Earp, at pearp@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to The Alaska Community Foundation’s Affiliate Program Officer, Shawn Rivera, at srivera@alaskacf.org or 907-274-6708.

GHCF Competitive Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

Apply Now (available when application period opens)

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