Juneau groups receive grant money

Three Juneau groups were awarded grants through the Rasmuson Foundation’s Art Acquisition Fund and its Tier 1 program, the foundation announced Tuesday.

A total of $654,761 was awarded to 36 groups throughout Alaska, of which $47,367 came to Juneau.

The Catholic Community Service received $12,287 for their transit vehicle project; Juneau Jazz and Classics, Inc. received $19,984 for furniture and equipment; and the Sealaska Heritage Institute received $15,096 toward media and publication equipment.

“We’re grateful and delighted to receive this generous grant from the Rasmuson Foundation,” said Linda Rosenthal, the artistic and executive director of Juneau Jazz and Classics, Inc. “It will enable us to purchase much-needed equipment that will greatly enhance our presentations.”

The Tier 1 program is a cornerstone of Rasmuson Foundation’s grant-making and provides grants up to $25,000 for capital projects, technology upgrades, capacity building, program expansion and creative works.

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