ARCTIC SLOPE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC

Strengthening our culture of giving.

aka Arctic Slope Community Foundation   |   Anchorage, AK   |  arcticslopecommunity.org

Mission

Strengthen our culture of giving to improve the quality of life among the people of the Arctic Slope.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Patuk Glenn

Main address

3900 C Street Suite 302

Anchorage, AK 99503 USA

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EIN

27-2247740

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our vision is, "every community within the Arctic Slope region is healthy, vibrant, and traditional Inupiat values guide and enhance the modern way of life." Our grant opportunities focus on solving the eight communities problems.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grant Awards

The Arctic Slope Community Foundation awards grant requests from the Arctic Slope fund according to the following priority:

*Arts and Culture

* Education

* Health and Human Services

* Preservation of Iñupiat Language and Culture

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2018

Chamber of Commerce 2018

Council on Foundations - Member 2021

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are aiming to see that each of the communities has a working food bank, needed search and rescue equipment to ensure that both searcher and party in need, return safely and that we have funding to help with cultural and traditional activities in the most rural part of Alaska.

Food Security: Measure the impacts of two of the eight communities' food banks that the Foundation is started funding in recent years; assist in transferring knowledge, experience, and lessons learned to the next 6 villages for their food security endeavors and goals; request outside funding and apply for grants to grow a self-sustaining fund that will support food security projects for the region in perpetuity.

Search and Rescue: previously raised funds to purchase equipment for several villages; fundraised for trail-marking of the commonly traveled path between three villages where a high number of missions have been called.

Cultural and Traditional Activities: as requests continue to be made, we fundraise or provide funds on a case-by-case basis

Since our inception in 2009, we have had strong success in making a difference within the communities that we have been working with. We are a recognized leader in serving the Arctic Slope villages. The activities that we provide funding for are within the mission, values, and goals in mind. We have a number of financial and non-financial assets that make it possible for us to achieve these goals, including expert staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors, to name a few.

Our mission and vision for the villages have not been met, and we do not see them being met for some time. With the continued progress to meet the emerging and current needs related to cultural preservation, humanitarian and economic educational needs we do have hope to reach a sustainable foundation that can continue meeting these needs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ARCTIC SLOPE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laura Patkotak

No Affiliation

Term: 2013 - 2023

Laura Patkotak

Barrow Whaling Capitans Wives Assoc

Edna Ahmaogak

North Slope Borough School District

William Paulsberg

ASRC Federal Holding Company

Aqquilluk Hank Sr

Tikigak Corporation

Rex A. Rock Sr

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/6/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Alaska Native/Inupiaq
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/06/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.