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Match to double donations


Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, is kicking off its 2020 Matching Funds Campaign, a four-year effort to create, support and sustain local philanthropy in Haines and Klukwan.

Rasmuson Foundation has committed up to $185,000 in matching funds to the local foundation as part of its $5 million grant to The Alaska Community Foundation in support of its affiliate program.

During the campaign, every donation made to Chilkat Valley Community Foundation through the year 2020 will be eligible for a dollar for dollar match by Rasmuson Foundation and ACF, up to $185,000.

The matching grant is an opportunity for donors to double the impact of their contributions. The community foundation already is receiving substantial gifts from local donors in response to the challenge. Volunteer advisory board and committee members have pledged more than $40,000 during the four years of the campaign.

“This is an exciting opportunity for individuals and businesses who want to contribute to the long-term success of the Chilkat Valley,” said Crystal Badgley, co-chair of the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation. “We have a unique chance to build for the future of our community, which is even more important right now because of the decreased nonprofit support by local, state, and federal governments.”

Donors are able to contribute to the general interest fund; a memorial fund established to honor family and loved ones; and an environmental fund established in 2015. CVCF is also adding a newly endowed operating fund, in which contributions will support the operation of the organization.

Donors may also establish special-interest funds for causes that are important to them.

Rasmuson’s grant to The Alaska Community Foundation also includes funding for a part-time staff person.


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