[MARMAM] Alaska Grant

Sandra Rosenberg dolphoto at yahoo.com
Tue May 29 03:02:51 PDT 2007

Here's another grant I came across.  Please note that I have no involvement
with the grant or the funder.  The website is
Sandy Rosenberg
sandy.rosenberg at sbcglobal.net

Watchable Wildlife Conservation Trust Grants 

Close-up of gray wolf walking through snow by AlaskaStock.comThe Watchable
Wildlife Conservation Trust is a donor-advised fund developed in cooperation
with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The purpose of the Trust is to
fund those projects that emphasize non-consumptive use of wildlife, expand
wildlife conservation efforts, and broaden public support for conserving
Alaska's wildlife resources.

Grantmaking Focus 

Areas of Interest 

*	Interpretation (e.g., signage, viewing guides, media programming) 
*	Education (e.g., curriculum development or publication development
and distribution) 
*	Facilities construction 
*	Applied ecosystem research 
*	Projects involving a state wildlife sanctuary 

Favored Strategies

*	Encouraging broader awareness and understanding of environmental
laws and regulations 
*	Promoting citizen participation in wildlife viewing 
*	Supporting the social and/or economic values of non-consumptive
wildlife use 
*	Creating and distributing replicable educational materials 
*	Developing viewing opportunities 
*	Acquiring critical wildlife habitats 
*	Encouraging cooperation between organizations/agencies 
*	Leveraging other project funds 

Ineligible Requests 

*	Projects outside the state of Alaska 
*	General operating support 
*	Litigation or lobbying 
*	Endowments 
*	Scholarships 

Who May Apply 

As a 501(c)(3) public foundation, ACF accepts requests for funding from
incorporated, tax-exempt organizations, non-incorporated organizations, and

To qualify for consideration, prospective grantees must demonstrate that
their project, in addition to meeting Trust requirements, is congruent with
ACF's larger overall mission: to protect Alaska's intact ecosystems and
promote sustainable livelihoods for all Alaskan communities and peoples. For
projects working with a state wildlife sanctuary, contact the sanctuary
manager prior to submitting a proposal to the Watchable Wildlife
Conservation Trust. All other applicants should contact ACF staff. 

When to Apply 

The Watchable Wildlife Conservation Trust makes grants once per calendar
year. The next deadline is October 1, 2007.  Prospective grantees should
contact ACF to determine if the project fits within the grantmaking program
and when to submit their proposal. The Trust generally funds projects in the
$1,000 to $4,000 range.
How to Apply 
ACF requests the use of recycled paper. Proposals should include the
*	A cover page that includes the organization name, project title,
contact names, phone and fax number, e-mail address, and the amount
*	A one-paragraph project abstract. 
*	A proposal narrative, no more than five pages in length, that
includes a brief organizational history, project background, plan of action,
timeline, products or outcomes, method of evaluation, and any additional
sources of support. 
*	A proposal budget (including budget narrative) and organizational
operating budget for the current year (do not include in-kind contributions
as a cash item). 
*	IRS tax determination letter if a tax-exempt organization or Social
Security number if an individual. 
*	Financial statements and the most recent audit, if available. 
*	A list of the organization's current Board of Directors, including
occupation of each Board member, city and state of residence, and current
service on other boards. 
*	A list of organization staff. 
*	A letter of approval from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game
(for sanctuary-based projects only). AKDF&G can be reached at 907-261-2100. 
Please send one unbound, single-sided original to:
Alaska Conservation Foundation
Attn: Grantmaking Committee
441 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 402
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: 907-276-1917
Proposals received via fax or e-mail will not be accepted. 
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