A Guide to Working with the Rasmuson Foundation


As of January 2011, the UA Foundation is the exclusive access point to working with the Rasmuson Foundation.  This includes applying for all charitable gifts and grants.  This page has been created to assist faculty and staff in obtaining contributions from the Rasmuson Foundation.  Please follow these steps when working with the Rasmuson Foundation.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

Is there a University of Alaska program that you think the Rasmuson Foundation would be interested in funding?

Tier 1 vs. Tier 2

Is this program a statewide and/or MAU Priority?

In an effort to ensure UA proposals submitted to the Rasmuson Foundation are aligned with Statewide and/or MAU priorities, all UA applicants must follow the same process:

You’ll work with the University of Alaska Foundation staff to provide Rasmuson Foundation with specific University of Alaska and University of Alaska Foundation information, including:

Proposal Deadlines & Funding Timelines
Rasmuson Foundation has different deadlines based on the tier level of an application. It is CRUCIAL that you plan according to these deadlines:

  • Tier 1: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, funding decisions are generally made within 90 days.
  • Tier 2 LOI: Tier 2 LOIs are accepted year round. Tier 2 grants are awarded during the biannual board meetings, which generally take place in July and early December. Before submitting a Tier 2 LOI, please discuss your idea with a Rasmuson Foundation program officer.

Other Helpful Information

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Tier 1

Please submit a letter (on your letterhead) to the UA Foundation with the following information signed by the appropriate department/program head. The UA Foundation will submit your report along with the Final Report Cover Sheet to the Rasmuson Foundation.

Please attach a few paragraphs to tell us how your project went. Did you exped the grand funds as proposed? What worked, what were the challenges and how did the grand impact your organization?

Submit to the UA Foundation for final submittal to Rasmuson

Tier 2

Progress Report

  1. Fill out columns A-D on the Tier 2 Progress Report Form
  2. On no more than two additional pages (on your letterhead) signed by the appropriate department/program head provide the following information to the UA Foundation:
    • Describe the status of your project: include the progress you ahve made on your project since the grant was awarded or since your last submitted progress report.
    • If there is a delay (or acceleration) in implementation, indicate the reasons, and describe the new timeline for completing your project.
    • If this grant was awarded with conditions, describe your progress to date in meeting them.
  3. Provide a completed Tier 2 Financial Report Form

Submit to the UA Foundation for final submittal to Rasmuson

Final Report

  1. Fill "grant award", "funds expended" and "balance information" on the Tier 2 Grant Final Report Form
  2. On your letterhead signed by the appropriate department/program head provide the following information to the UA Foundation:
    1. Provide a narrative description of what you accomplished in the project and how the grant funds were used. Items to address include:
      1. An evaluation of the impacts of this project on your organization and constituency.
      2. Results of your project as measured against objectives in the proposal on which the grant was based.
      3. Any difficulties encountered and how they were addressed.
      4. Any significant changes to the overall project as compated to the original proposal.
      5. The future of this project, and if it is to continue, how will it be supported.
    2. If this award was made with conditions, describe how you met the condidion(s).
    3. If this grant was awarded with conditions, describe your progress to date in meeting them.
  3. Provide an accounting of the project on the Tier 2 Financial Report Form. You may download this form or recreate it on your own spreadsheet.

Submit to the UA Foundation for final submittal to Rasmuson

Questions? Call Megan Riebe at 907-786-7746

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