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.

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
Kyle Agustines University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts
Rafael Bitanga Cornell University Hotel Administration
Phillip Hill University of Alaska Anchorage Global Supply Chain Management
Emilie Loran University of Montana Clinical-Community Psychology
Chy Maitland-cilot University of Alaska Anchorage Criminal Justice
Jenny Miller University of New Mexico in Albuquerque Studio Art, Photography
Brittney Saenz University of Anchorage Alaska Medical

Current Alaska Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association Anchorage, Alaska Visit
AWARE Juneau, Alaska Visit
Choosing Our Roots Anchorage, Alaska Visit
Covenant House Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Visit
Identity Inc Anchorage, Alaska Visit
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic Homer, Alaska Visit
Native Movement Fairbanks, Alaska Visit
Tundra Women’s Coalition Bethel, Alaska Visit
YWCA Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Visit

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