About Us

Arctic Slope Community Foundation is a geographically based entity, tied to the Arctic Slope region, its eight communities and the people within those communities.  The efforts of Arctic Slope Community Foundation are first directed toward raising a permanent charitable endowment consisting of an aggregation of funds from many different sources, both large and small.  Second, the community foundation serves as grantmaker, where thoughtful consideration by local leaders to meet challenges and opportunities within the region. Third, Arctic Slope Community Foundation is a champion for charitable organizations on the North Slope and leads initiatives in the true spirit of collaboration.


Every community within our region is healthy and vibrant, and traditional Iñupiat values guide and enhance our modern ways of life.


Strengthen our culture of giving and improve the quality of life among the people of the Arctic Slope


  • Culture
  • Sharing
  • Elders & Youth
  • Volunteerism
  • Dedication and Hard Work
  • Community Awareness
  • Community Convener

The Arctic Slope Community Foundation is dedicated to promoting philanthropy among the Arctic Slope region by providing strategic development and financial management of a community-supported endowment.  Principal assets are held in perpetuity, with the goal of achieving sustainable funding, using only the earnings for the humanitarian, educational, economic and cultural needs of the Arctic Slope.

Through the Arctic Slope Community Foundation, we encourage and build philanthropic resources to address the current and emerging needs of Wainwright, Barrow, Atqasuk, Anaktuvuk Pass, Nuiqsut, Kaktovik and Point Hope, Point Lay

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