Mayor Dave Bronson recently announced the recipients of the 2023 Mayor’s Community Grants. A total of $500,000 dollars was awarded to over 40 local non-profits. The longstanding tradition provides an extra financial boost to outstanding nonprofits that work to improve the lives of area residents.

The awards focused on groups that work to enhance economic opportunity, workforce development, education, public safety, and social services. This year’s recipients included faith-based groups and schools as well as a pro-life center, along with many other organizations.

The largest awards ($50,000) went to The Salvation Army and Community Pregnancy Center – a pro-life center.

Five $20,000 grants were awarded to the following groups: Mountain View Elementary, Alaska Adoption Services, Henning Inc., Lumen Christi Catholic High School, The Workshop, and Holy Rosary Academy.

“I am thrilled to see the impact these grants and projects will have on the lives of Anchorage residents. Through meaningful partnerships like these, we are rebuilding our city, bringing hope to those in need, creating jobs, and making our city a safer and better place to live,” Bronson said upon announcing the recipients.

According to the mayor’s office, it received numerous great applications this year. Due to limited resources, however, not all projects were funded.

Click here to see the list of all 40 recipient awards.

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Mayor Bronson issues grants to boost faith-based, pro-life and other nonprofits

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Jen says:

    Those aren’t faith based non profits including CpC which answers for me why CPC is who they are when I thought it was Christian. The real faith based non profits don’t ask for government grants for on reason to maintain and protect its autonomy. government money comes with strings attached.

    • John H Slone says:

      I don’t think the Mayor would give these grants to these non profits if there were any “strings” attached. Look at it this way ; a small portion of the local taxes collected are going to those private organizations who are distinguishing themselves by offering a valuable service to the youthful public and doing a far better job than those governmental agencies that are 100% taxpayer funded. AND the parents of the users are Paying TWICE for their kids education!!

    • Lucinda says:

      Your church gets unrestricted – no strings – money from the government because your church doesn’t pay any taxes. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you Jen

  • Me says:

    When you steal money from people to give to other people, it’s called theft. Government calling it taxation doesn’t change what it is.

  • Me says:

    “Not Yours to Give” is something that every politician should live by….no matter how “noble” your motives or the recipients of your largess, it isn’t yours to give away.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Remove dunleavy and place Bronson in his chair!