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The Usibelli Foundation has awarded more than $2.9 million in grants that strengthen communities primarily within Interior Alaska.

That’s our commitment to community, because we are more than a coal mine.


The Usibelli Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Usibelli Coal Mine, a fourth-generation family-owned coal mine.

The Foundation was incorporated in 1991 and was funded with a $1 million endowment contributed by Usibelli Coal Mine. That initial endowment and the coal mine’s subsequent support of the Foundation have allowed the Foundation’s asset base and annual investment income to grow, providing for sustained support for local non-profit organizations.

Deadlines to apply

The Foundation’s Allocations Committee is responsible for the Foundation’s grantmaking and meets quarterly in March, June, September and December to review all grant applications and make decisions regarding the award and distribution of grant funds.

Applications are received through the online Grant Request Form. Applications will not be considered complete unless all required documentation is provided.

Health and Social Services


Youth Programs

The Arts

Civic Organizations And Activities

The Foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, health, human services, and civic affairs.

Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to facilitate learning through education; preserve Alaska's uniqueness by supporting its heritage; and strengthen the community.

2021 Grant Recipients

Health And Social Services

Alaska Center for Children and Adults

Alaska Children's Trust, "Mush for Kids"

Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families

Alaska Special Olympics of the Tanana Valley

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

Beacon Hill Safe Families

Breast Cancer Detection Center

Fairbanks Community Food Bank

Fairbanks Rescue Mission

Fairbanks Resource Agency

Fairbanks Wellness Coalition

Fairbanks Youth Advocates

Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation

Love INC

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Neighbor to Neighbor

Resource Center for Parents and Children

Salvation Army

Santa's Helpers

Snedden Family Foundation

Stone Soup

The Bridge Fairbanks

Tri-Valley Volunteer Fire Department

United Way of the Tanana Valley


Alaska Academic Decathlon

Alaska Business Week

Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee

Alaska Resource Education

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center

Denali Borough School District

Denali Borough School District Scholarship Fund

Denali Education Center

Denali Preschool and Learning Center

Fairbanks Children’s Museum

First Alaskans Institute

Friends of the Sutton Library

Guys Read Gals Read

Interior Region Emergency Medical Services Council

Junior Achievement

Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference

Literacy Council of Alaska

MathCounts – AEEF

Tri-Valley Community Library

UA Museum of the North

Youth Programs

Fairbanks Tennis Association

Fairbanks Youth Soccer

Farthest North Girl Scouts

Healy Hockey Association

Kids in Motion

Kids Voting, North Alaska

Midnight Sun Council – Boy Scouts of America

Young Life Fairbanks

the arts

Fairbanks Arts Association

Fairbanks Drama Association & Children’s Theatre

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Fairbanks Symphony

Georgeson Botanical Garden Society

Ice Alaska

North Star Dance Foundation

Civic Organizatins

Alaska Dog Mushers Association

Alaska International Senior Games

Alaska Songbird Institute

Alaska State Firefighters Association

Armed Services YMCA of Alaska

Golden Heart Community Foundation

North Pole Lions Foundation

Pacific Legal Foundation

Pioneers Memorial Park, Inc.

USO Alaska

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Yukon Quest International

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