Alaska Ski For Women Grants

Beneficiaries of Grants

Over the past several years, the Alaska Ski for Women has donated close to $1,000,000 to local community, non-profit organizations helping to stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children. This strong, financial support is made possible by Ski for Women donors, participants, merchandise and silent auction sales.

The following are the organizations the Ski for Women is proud to have supported from the proceeds of the 2016 event.

Nonprofit Organization Program Supported
AWAIC, Anchorage Children’s Advocate staffing in their shelter-based program
Running Free Alaska, Anchorage Running program for inmates at Highland correctional Facility
YWCA, Anchorage Girls Circle and Council for Boys and Young Men staffing

All current and future grant proposals must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient is a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Provides services to women and children helping to stop the cycle of domestic abuse.
  • Said services raise women and children’s self-esteem, and gains physical and emotional well being through a healthy lifestyle.

About Grants & Requirements

2017 ASFW Grant Application – pdf

Thank you for your interest in the Alaska Ski for Women (ASFW) Grant Program for nonprofit organizations. This program fulfills the secondary objective of our event, which is to raise money for local nonprofit organizations that develop programs or projects that address issues specifically related to improving women’s lives during time of crisis and support their recovery after crisis. The ASFW Committee sincerely wishes each applicant continued success with your endeavors supporting women and their children in our community throughout the year.


Requirements for Grant Applications

All grant proposals must directly support the following requirements:

  1. Must be a specific project, program or initiative undertaken by an Alaska 501(c)(3) organization that:
  • helps to stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children, or provides them safe harbor;
  • emphasizes support programs to help women after crisis to regain their self-esteem, their independence, and well-being for themselves and their families;
  • investigates or analyzes family violence issues with a focus on solutions.
  1. Complete a Grant Application using the format specified below.
  2. The Grant Application is due by May15 (postmarked or emailed by). Email the application to or mail to the following address:

Alaska Ski for Women
Grant Program Committee
203 W. 15th Ave, #204
Anchorage, AK 99501


Grant Program Timeline

May 15th – Proposals Due
June 15th or earlier – Committee meets and makes funding decisions – applicants receive funding letter

Successful applicants – follow-up steps:

  • By December 1st (same year) – post acknowledgment of ASFW funds at your organization’s webpage.
  • By December 1st (same year) – include a link on your webpage to
  • By April 15 (following year) – submit a budget documenting how funds were spent.
  • By June 30 (following year) – submit a 1-2 page final report describing the results of the project.
  • For the following year ASFW event – deliver a poster or tri-fold display board in time for registration, held the Thursday and Friday before the event date, thanking ASFW donors & highlighting the program the funds are supporting.

Complete Grant Application includes the following:

Applicants must use the template provided. The maximum number of pages for the Grant Application narrative is 5 pages, whereas attachments can add up to 10 additional pages for a maximum of 16 total pages.

  1. 2016 Grant Form – pdf
  2. Application (1-5 pages) – Includes a narrative Abstract of 100 words or less, providing a synopsis of the proposed project, and the Proposal. The Proposal format must follow the Rating Sheet in order. Brevity is strongly encouraged when describing key points.
  3. Attachments (no more than 10 pages) – Relevant supplemental material such as a resume(s), brochure, sample of previous work, newsletter, newspaper/magazine article(s), etc.

Grant Application Review

The Grant Committee reviews and rates the applications.  The ratings determine whether the Committee makes a recommendation to the NSAA Board to approve the application. Preference is given to projects or programs, rather than contributing to organizational operating expenses or administration.

Grant Applicants may receive a call or visit from a member of the ASFW Grant Program Committee for clarification or to potentially request a revision to the Grant Application prior to the final ASFW Committee and NSAA Board approvals.


Additional Forms

Grant Matrix



Alaska Ski for Women
Grant Program Committee
203 W. 15th Ave, #204
Anchorage, AK 99501