Alaska is a surprisingly complex place to work. Though Alaska is huge, our communities are small. And there are many different Alaskas.
Alaska’s size, remoteness, Indigenous communities, and vast amount of publicly-owned land create dynamics unique among states. Several pieces of landmark congressional legislation including the Alaska Statehood Act, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act created policies and legal entities found nowhere else in the country.
Each of our Alaska Venture Fund partners has long experience in Alaska, and we’ve worked in a wide range of philanthropic environments—from one of the largest private foundations in the world to micro-grantmaking at the community level. Combined, we have directed tens of millions of dollars in philanthropic funding in Alaska. Our team will help to guide you in understanding the opportunities and challenges in investing in this incredible place.