Tier 1 ($5,000 - $25,000)

Parent & Child Development Educational Programs

The Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) supports a two-generation methodology in our work to ensure children grow up in safe, stable and nurturing environments.  ACT recognizes parents are their children’s first and most important teachers, and that investment in strong parenting is a critical strategy for ensuring that all children grow up thriving. 

In partnership with the State of Alaska, Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) is soliciting proposals to provide access to high-quality parenting and child development educational programs (i.e. parenting classes) in 13 identified communities (Barrow, Bethel, Delta Junction, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, Sitka, and Soldotna).  The goal of the funding is to help equip parents with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to be successful.

Grantees are expected to utilize evidence based or informed and culturally responsive parent education, with a focus on measurable gains.A family centered approach recognizes the usefulness of a range of subject, in addition to parenting classes; including financial literacy, leadership skills, goal setting, stress reduction, systems navigation, traditional and cultural practices, and other skill-builders provided to parents that will promote resilience.

Deadline: N/A - No new cycle at this time                            Award Announcement:  No later than 31 January 2019

Grant Cycle: Three years (1 January 2019 through 31 December 2021). Yearly funding is dependent on availability of funding.


  • One application per organization.

  • Organizations who have current funding from ACT are eligible.

  • All applications must be submitted through The Alaska Community Foundation’s online system. Only completed applications that meet the basic eligibility criteria will be considered. No Letter of Inquiry is required.

  • Applicants are welcome to contact ACT staff prior to applying to discuss proposed projects.

  • If a proposal is declined, organizations may call ACT staff for feedback.

Tier 1 - Parental & Child Development Educational Program Guidelines

Sample Assessment Tool from FRIENDS (https://friendsnrc.org/protective-factors-survey)

Applicants are welcome to contact ACT staff prior to applying to discuss proposed projects.