Foundation / Corporation
The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) - Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT)
03/15/19 5:00 PM Alaska Time
Grants of up to $10,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribes for programs that strive to prevent child neglect and abuse. Program areas include primary prevention, community building and advocacy, and positive social norming. Funding is intended for programs that help to ensure that all Alaska children live in safe, secure, and nurturing environments.
Core areas of funding for Tier 1 grants:
- Primary Prevention Programs: Prevention is the direct effort to stop can before it occurs. The term "prevention" can either represent activities that stop an action or behavior or be used to represent activities that promote a positive action or behavior. Research has found that successful child abuse interventions must both reduce risk factors and promote protective factors to ensure the well-being of children and families. Primary prevention aims to prevent child abuse and neglect (CAN) before it ever occurs. This is done by preventing exposures to hazards that cause CAN (i.e. social determinants like poverty, unplanned pregnancy, teen violence, historical trauma), altering unhealthy or unsafe behaviors that can lead to CAN, and increasing resilience should trauma like CAN occur.
- Advocacy and Community Building: ACT strives to ensure the spotlight on CAN is strong. By increasing the community’s knowledge and awareness, they are empowered to take impactful action that leads to positive change at a local level.
- Positive Social Norming: Attitudes of CAN and the value of children in general plays a major role in efforts in eliminating child abuse and neglect. Positive Community Norms (PCN) framework is a new approach to improving health and safety in local communities. PCN fosters cultural transformation by addressing many different audiences throughout the community for the purpose of growing positive norms and thereby improving health and safety. PCN integrates leadership, communication, and prevention portfolio integration across the social ecology to improve health and safety.
Key components of the primary prevention and strengthening families approach include:
-Promoting community inclusion.
-Promoting healthy parenting skills and strengthening families.
-Addressing social determinants that create an environment that leads to CAN
-Providing support and services that are universal.
-Focusing on existing strengths and promoting continued growth and development.
-Fostering parent leadership and empowering parents to identify resources, support, and strategies to help them parent more effectively.
-Incorporating the understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences study (i.e. reduce trauma and build resiliency).
-Support evidence based or promising practices.
Priority will also be given to projects that address:
1) Parental Resiliency: Courage during stress or after a crisis; parents feel supported and able to solve problems.
2) Social Connections: A support system; relationships with extended family, friends, co-workers, and other parents with children similar ages.
3) Knowledge of Parenting/Child Development Basic information about how children develop.
4) Concrete Support in Times of Need: Supports and services within the community, which can include transportation, food assistance, job training, and mental health services.
5) Healthy Social/Emotional Development: Children feel loved, have a sense of belonging, and can get along with others.
GrantWatch ID#: 180546
Each project is limited to a maximum of $10,000.
Grant Cycle: One year (July 1 through June 30)
Organizations throughout Alaska working to prevent child abuse and neglect are invited to apply for grants from ACT's competitive grant cycle. Applications are accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or equivalent organizations located in the state of Alaska. Equivalent organizations may include tribes, local or state governments, schools, or Regional Educational Attendance Areas.
One application is allowed per organization. Organizations can receive a Tier 1 and Tier 2 at the same time. However, funding must support separate programs/projects.
Organizations that have received past awards and are in good standing are eligible to apply. Applicants with open ACT grants must be current on all grant reporting.
Individuals, for-profit, 501(c)(4) or (c)(6) organizations, non-Alaska based organizations, and federal government agencies are not eligible for competitive grants. Applicants with open ACT grants that are past due on any grant reports will not be considered for funding.
Applications for religious indoctrination or other religious activities, endowment building, deficit financing, fundraising, lobbying, electioneering and activities of political nature will not be considered. Nor will proposals for sponsorships, special event or any proposals which discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed or ethnicity or are for activities that have the potential to support terrorism. Funds cannot be used for expenses incurred prior to the grant award.
RFP Release: Monday, February 4, 2019
Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 (5 pm)
Award Announcement: No later than 30 June 2019
All applications must be submitted through The Alaska Community Foundation’s online system. Applicants are welcome to contact ACT staff prior to applying to discuss proposed projects. If a proposal is declined, organizations may call ACT staff for feedback.
Grant application tutorial: http://alaskacf.org/grant-application-tutorial
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=oVBumf2XVy-kraDENKrrlA2
For questions related to the request for proposals, please contact:
For questions related to the on-line application system, please contact:
Alaska Children’s Trust
3201 C Street, Ste 110
Anchorage, Alaska 99503