(October 24, 2023) The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awarded $3,385,836 in grants to beneficiary-serving organizations in the first quarter of the fiscal year.

These grants to partners are a part of the Trust’s $20 million annual grant program supporting Alaskan organizations that serve and support Trust beneficiaries including nonprofits, service providers, Tribal entities, and state and local government agencies.

“With a mission to improve the outcomes of our beneficiaries, Alaskans who experience behavioral health conditions and developmental disabilities, the Trust works to deploy its resources to support partners who are working to serve and support these populations,” said Steve Williams, CEO of the Trust. “We are proud to be able to award grant funding to so many impactful projects and initiatives and are deeply grateful for the work of all our grantees to improve our system of care for vulnerable Alaskans.”

Trust grants are awarded for capacity building, direct service, outreach, planning, capital, and workforce initiatives, as well as in support of conferences, seminars and training to organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries. Many of the projects funded by the Trust also receive funding from the philanthropic community, private donations, earned revenue, and other community support. The total value of the projects supported with Trust grants this quarter is an estimated $28.8 million.

Below is a complete list of Trust grants awarded last quarter. You can learn more about the grants in the quarterly grant report posted online.

GranteeProject TitleGrant Amount
ACLU of AlaskaACLU Alaska Trauma Training$5,000
ACLU of AlaskaPrisoners’ Rights Guide$50,000
Akeela, Inc.Kar House Roof Replacement$50,000
Alaska Association on Developmental DisabilitiesAlaska Alliance of Direct Support Professionals Organizational Development$11,050
Alaska Center For Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)Promoting and showing the Film ‘8 Keys for Adults with FASD’ in Seven Alaskan Communities$25,000
Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association (previously ASHNHA)Alaska Hospital & Healthcare (AHHA) Annual Conference$2,500
Alaska Literacy Program, Inc.ALP Family Literacy Program$15,000
All Alaska Pediatric PartnershipEarly Childhood Governance Outreach Coordination$50,000
Anchorage Neighborhood Health CenterAnchorage Neighborhood Health Center Dental Grant$100,000
Anchorage School District – PreschoolEarly Childhood Mental Health Consultation Continuation$25,000
Association for the Education of Young Children, Southeast AlaskaCircles of Security for Child Care Professionals (COSP) & Parents as Teachers (PAT) Support$50,000
Bartlett Regional HospitalAurora Crisis Services – Commencement of Operations Assistance$476,200
Challenge AlaskaChallenge Alaska Keil Center Improvements$50,000
City of FairbanksCrisis Now Community Coordinator$138,000
Comagine HealthForging Partnerships to Provide Optimum Behavioral Health Services for Alaska’s Youth$2,500
Covenant House AlaskaMental Health Clinician for CHA’s Youth Engagement Center$97,586
Covenant House AlaskaCovey Academy Youth Employment Training$250,000
Juanita Strong Forever ProjectJuanita Strong Forever Pilot$50,000
Juneau Housing First CollaborativeForget-Me-Not-Manor Phase 3$375,000
Ketchikan Wellness CoalitionKetchikan Crisis Now Community Director$125,500
Love AlaskaRefuge Coffee Collaboration Buildout$50,000
OpiAID, Inc.OpiAID Pilot$98,500
Peer Power of AlaskaOperationalizing Our Vision$50,000
Southcentral FoundationTraumatic and Acquired Brain Injury (TABI) Phasic Implementation Plan for Identification, Intervention, and Continued Assessment of Capacity and Community Infrastructure Building$500,000
Southcentral FoundationIntegrated Parenting & Family Support Services$265,000
Stone Soup GroupParents Learning Circle: Special Education Lost During Covid-19$22,500
Sultana New Ventures LLC dba The Foraker GroupHealth TIE$75,000
University of Alaska AnchorageExtension Project for Doctoral Occupational Therapy Trainees in Behavioral Health$84,000
University of Alaska AnchorageSchool Psychology Program Development$87,300
Valley Charities, Inc.Mat-Su Reentry Housing Project$80,000
Volunteers of America AlaskaSupported Employment for Young Alaskans$125,200

Applications for Trust grants are accepted year-round. Organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries interested in applying for a Trust grant can visit:

Contact: Allison Biastock, Chief Communications Officer, 907.334.2531,