Our Initiatives

Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) takes a multi-faceted approach to addressing child abuse and neglect. Our efforts include:

  • Community investments. ACT awards grants to organizations in Alaska that work towards the prevention of child abuse and neglect. With the generous support of our donors, ACT has invested more than $4 million in Alaskan children and families since our inception. Learn more about our current grant recipients, or find out how to apply for an ACT grant.
  • Alaska Afterschool Network (AAN). Established in 2013, AAN is the only statewide organization dedicated to increasing afterschool and expanded learning opportunities for school-age children, youth and families.
  • Alaska Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Initiative. The Initiative is a partnership of nonprofit, private, tribal and government organizations working to educate and advance the dialogue on ACEs, impact of ACEs on brain development, and how communities can prevent ACEs and build resilience.    
  • Prevent Child Abuse Alaska. Through this national partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America, we take advantage of national resources and relationships that allow us to learn and grow from best practices in other states.  
  • Strengthening Families. We support the Strengthening Families™ approach, a research-informed, cost-effective strategy to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce child abuse and neglect. It focuses on building five Protective Factors that also promote healthy outcomes.
  • ACT Activities. Learn more about our annual events, such as Mush for Kids, and upcoming activities.
  • Success Stories. Explore how ACT and our partners are making a difference in the lives of Alaska’s kids and families.