The Golden Heart Community Foundation officially became an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) in January 2013. We focus on growing the Golden Heart Community Foundation Fund – an unrestricted, permanently endowed fund, that allows the most flexibility to determine how best to meet current and future community needs. The funds listed below are advised upon by the Golden Heart Community Foundation.
GHCF Endowment Fund– This is our flagship granting endowment fund. The earnings from this endowment are used to award grants through a competitive grant cycle to local qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits. This flexible endowment meets the current needs of our community as they arise. These needs may address any number of issues, such as: social services, hunger, education, arts, and humanities, environmental, and youth services. As this endowment grows, so does our ability to support causes that Interior Alaskans care about.
GHCF Operating Endowment Fund– This is the vehicle for the GHCF to become self-sustaining by growing a fund that is specifically designed to support our operations. The interest earned from this fund goes to support operating costs, such as: grant programs, newsletters, community events, office operations, marketing, and outreach. This fund is also used to sponsor training events for GHCF and local nonprofit leaders. The Operating Endowment Fund is essential to achieving our mission and supporting our community.
GHCF Operating Fund– This is a non-endowed fund that we use for our short-term, operational needs.
In addition to the fund of the Golden Heart Community Foundation, there are individuals, families, and organizations within Interior Alaska that have opened their own separate funds within The Alaska Community Foundation. The organizations and individuals listed below have a shared commitment to strengthen our community and achieve their own philanthropic goals through ACF. We are proud to support their commitment to local philanthropy in our community.
- Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Endowment Fund
- Fairbanks Community Food Bank Fund
- Fairbanks Rescue Mission Sustainability Fund
- Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation Hospice Services Fund
- John Trigg Ester Library Fund
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