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

2013 – 2022 Grant Recipients

Please feel free to contact any member of the Advisory Board if you have a project you would like us to support.

2022 GHCF Annual Grant Program

Golden Heart Community Foundation’s Annual Grant program will be open from Monday, August 15, through Friday, September 23, 2022 by 5 PM.

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.

Past Grantees

Please note, if you received a 2021 (or earlier) GHCF grant, you must complete all grant reporting before you are eligible to apply for a grant. If you need help on how to complete your online grant report, please read this tutorial: Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

New Applicants

Before applying for a GHCF Grant, please review the 2022 GHCF Annual Grant Guidelines to determine your eligibility before applying.

Review the Online Grant Application Tutorial for tips and instructions on using our online grant system.


Direct general questions to GHCF’s Program Manager, Michelle Kraus, at: Direct eligibility and technical questions about the online grant system to ACF’s Affiliate Program staff, at: or 907-334-6700.

Grant Applicant & Grantee Resources

2022 GHCF Annual Grant Guidelines

2022 GHCF Competitive Grant Application

Fiscal Sponsor Letter Template

Online Grant Application Tutorial

Online Grant Reporting Tutorial

When you’re ready to apply, go to the online grant system to get started!

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.