The role of nonprofits in Alaska

Canned goods on the shelf at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank in March 2015. (Photo by Kevin Reagan/ KTOO)

Alaska has a high number of nonprofit organizations that assist communities with a wide range of services from feeding hungry kids to providing health care, housing and crisis intervention. Other groups maintain trails or provide transportation for seniors. There’s a lot of need for the work of large and small nonprofits here, so what could state budget cuts mean for their funding and how will it affect their ability to provide services? We’ll discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Diane Kaplan, President & CEO of Rasmuson Foundation
  • Jo Michalski, fundraiser
  • Nina Kemppel, President & CEO of Alaska Community Foundation


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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.

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