Pride Foundation is the only LGBTQ community foundation with board and staff members based in Anchorage, though our work extends throughout Alaska—with much of the vast state inaccessible by roads.

Alaska is one of 27 states without statewide laws to protect people on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In the face of this statewide political reality, several communities have updated their non-discrimination laws, including Anchorage (secured by voters in 2018), Juneau, and Sitka.

Despite these challenges, our community’s work to address these inequities is creative, determined, and filled with passion. We hope you take a moment to read about the initiatives, grantees, and scholars that are building a better, safer, and more equitable Alaska.

Region Contact

  • Josh Hemsath
  • Regional Philanthropy Officer in Alaska
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Alaska Initiatives

Homeless LGBTQ Youth Initiative

An initiative to fund innovative, collaborative approaches that address the unique needs of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness in Alaska.

Current Alaska Scholars

Name School Area of Study
Jana Bryner University of Alaska Anchorage Music Education; Literature
Phillip Hill University of Alaska Anchorage Criminal Justice
Ethan Lauesen University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts
Tori Morgan Mary Baldwin University Biochemistry
Max Zaki University of Alaska Anchorage Mechanical Engineering

Current Alaska Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association Anchorage, Alaska Visit
American Civil Liberties Union, Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Visit
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic Homer, Alaska Visit

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