Founded in 1980, the Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) is the only public foundation dedicated to conservation in Alaska, connecting thousands of committed donors and businesses worldwide with more than a hundred grassroots conservation organizations in Alaska.
ACF serves as funder and supportive resource for a diverse community of nonprofits working to protect and wisely manage Alaska’s natural resources. Over the last 30 years, ACF has awarded more than $33 million in grants to over 200 Alaskan organizations and individuals. In fiscal year 2010, ACF issued over $4 million in grants — the largest year of grantmaking ever, surpassing the previous year’s record of $2.3 million.
Through strategic funding, ACF supports Alaska’s most critical issues, fosters problem solving and innovation, and protects Alaska’s incredible yet vulnerable ecosystems, communities and economies.