United Way of Anchorage and The Alaska Community Foundation, with support from Rasmuson Foundation, partnered to offer a statewide opportunity where you can help with Alaska’s COVID-19 response. Donations will provide support in two ways: immediate and long-term support to frontline non-profits that serve Alaskans whose lives have been devastated by the pandemic; and to families and individuals as they struggle with basics such as paying rent and utilities.
Join the AlasCANs – Give today
United Way of Anchorage and The Alaska Community Foundation, with support from Rasmuson Foundation, partnered to offer a statewide opportunity where you can help with Alaska’s COVID-19 response. Donations will provide immediate and long-term support to nonprofits that serve Alaskans whose lives have been devastated by the pandemic and are essential to getting Alaska’s economy back on track. You can choose to direct your gift to families in need or to nonprofits working on the frontlines.
When COVID-19 hit Alaska, it impacted my life almost immediately. I lost my job because of cutbacks at work and my landlord raised my rent. Both were unexpected events that left me with few options. It was a no-win situation for me at that time and I needed some help. Because AK Ca Do provided funds to Lutheran Social Services, I’m now able to make it through a rough patch. The help from AK Can Do is helping me keep my head above water.
I’ve been a Type I diabetic for many years. Balancing the cost of insulin against my other living expenses is a way of life for me. When COVID-19 arrived, I quickly lost my second job as a server, and have been warned there may be cutbacks at my primary job, which provides health benefits. Insulin costs $1,700 a month and I need it to live. With AK Can Do funding, Lutheran Social Services assisted with my rent. That helping hand during a tough is something I will always be thankful for.
The pandemic has changed our lives in ways I’ll never forget. I lost my job with an organization that provides care services for senior citizens and people with disabilities. At home with my three children, we’ve gone through a lot of milestones that have made the hard times a bit better. My older daughter had a drive-by graduation at Dimond High, and we celebrated my son’s 10th birthday. I’ve been applying for jobs and am hoping that I’ll be hired soon. In the meantime, the help I received from Lutheran Social Services from AK Can Do, kept a roof over our heads when it seemed like that might not be possible. Having that pressure taken off is something I am thankful for. It has given me peace of mind.
Partnership for Alaska COVID-19 Response Fund – Rapid Response Grants
In partnership with the Rasmuson Foundations, and the United Way of Alaska, The Alaska Community Foundation’s (ACF) goal for the AK Can Do COVID-19 Response grant opportunity is to support nonprofit organizations who have been financially impacted by the novel coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who have funding gaps that remain as a result of low or no funding awarded through the CARES Act and other foundation funding sources. We invite you to submit a proposal to meet this goal.