Grants & Community Projects

As an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, the Golden Heart Community Foundation’s (GHCF) 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.

Select the link below for a list of our grantees since 2013:

2020 Special COVID-19 Response Grants

Grant Awards from 2013 – 2021

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


2022 GHCF Grant Program

Golden Heart Community Foundation (GHCF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), annual competitive grant cycle will be open from August 15 to September 23, 2022.

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 Star Borough area. Grants may support a broad range of community needs including, but not limited to health and wellness, education, the great outdoors, arts and culture, and community development.

Please direct general questions to GHCF’s Program Manager, Michelle Kraus, at: mkraus@alaskacf.org. Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to ACF’s Affiliate Program staff, at: affiliate@alaskacf.org or 907-334-6700.

Fiscal Sponsor Letter Template

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial


GHCF Grantee Resources

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.

If you  are looking for resources on how best to promote or share about the GHCF grant your organization received, please click on the resources below.

Communication Guidelines for GHCF Grantees

GHCF Logo – PNG version

GHCF Logo – JPG version

If you have questions, please contact goldenheart@alaskacf.org.

Please remember to check when your grant report is due and to complete the required grant report in the same online grant system your organization used to apply for the grant.