AK Can Do partners, The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) and United Way of Anchorage, with the support of Rasmuson Foundation, announce the second-round of AK Can Do grants to the nonprofit sector. The grants provide COVID-19 recovery funding to essential nonprofits across the state. Sixty-two nonprofits were awarded a total of almost $500,000 to help sustain the support they provide their communities. To date, $1.48 million of AK Can Do funds have been deployed, including grants awarded in the first round in mid-April and support to struggling families.
Locally, the Cordova Family Resource Center (CFRC) received a grant for $16,168 to support their mission and their clients in our community. CRFC’s mission is to promote healthy family and individual relationships throughout the community by providing education, advocacy, and crisis response.
The Cordova Family Resource Center has been providing safety, support, and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes for over 25 years. As violence in our country rises, so does violence in the home. Individuals often feel isolated and unsure of where to go for safety and support. The AK Can Do COVID-19 Response Grant will assist these individual and families with safe shelter, food, and access to resources. Every person deserves to be treated with respect and live a life free from violence.
To date, individuals, families, foundations, and corporate partners have committed over $2.4 million in support through the campaign. Major donors to AK Can Do include Rasmuson Foundation, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Wells Fargo, ExxonMobil, Sealaska, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Spawn Ideas, Alaska Airlines, Alaska National a CopperPoint Insurance Co., Saltchuk, Rotary District 5010, and GCI.
“AK Can Do is proof that the simple concept of neighbors helping neighbors can make an immense difference in a crisis,” said Diane Kaplan, President and CEO of Rasmuson Foundation. “Dozens of businesses have made generous contributions and so have hundreds of individuals. We are so proud of our partners, The Alaska Community Foundation and the United Way of Anchorage, and we are proud of Alaska.”