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 2013-2019

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

2021 GHCF Grant Program

Golden Heart Community Foundation (GHCF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF), is pleased to announce its annual grants cycle will be open from August 15 to September 25, 2021. Grant awards are expected to range between $500-$2,500.

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.

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 must also be submitted online by the assigned due date. 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 5:00 PM AKST on September 25, 2021 using the link provided below when the application period opens. Any overdue grant reports or other 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, Sally Kieper, at: Please direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to ACF’s Affiliate Program staff, at: or 907-334-6700.

GHCF Competitive Grant Guidelines

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

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.