GHCF Announces 2017 Grant Cycle! Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017 by 5:00pm AKST

The Golden Heart Community Foundation (GHCF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), is pleased to announce its 2017 competitive grants cycle will be open from Friday, September 1 to Monday, October 16. Individual grant amounts will be awarded from $500-$10,000 for a total of up to $10,000.

Applications will be accepted from qualified, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations (or equivalents, such as Tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations) that support charitable organizations and programs in the Fairbanks/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.

GHCF’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for Fairbanks and North Pole residents by addressing immediate needs and working towards long-term improvements. To help meet this goal,  preference will be given to applications that have a potential to impact a broad range of residents and demonstrate collaboration with other organizations.

Grant projects must be completed within one year of award and are subject to the grantee completing an online grant agreement signifying acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant. A final grant report and any other outstanding follow ups must also be submitted online before the grantee will be eligible for future grant opportunities from GHCF. Due dates and the forms to submit for these follow ups can be found by logging into the online grant system.

Grant applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm AKST on Monday, October 16, 2017 using the link provided below when the application period opens. Any outstanding follow ups for previous grant awards from ACF and its Affiliates must also be submitted using the online grant system prior to the deadline for the current application to be considered.

Please review GHCF’s Competitive Grant Guidelines to determine your eligibility before applying.

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

GHCF Competitive Grant Guidelines

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial