Alaska Airlines Foundation Awards Grants to 10 Washington State Nonprofits

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The nonprofit Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $260,000 in LIFT Grants to 25 nonprofits across five states, including 10 nonprofits in Washington.

“The Alaska Airlines Foundation supports community-based organizations to enable equity and opportunity through education and career development for middle- and high school-aged young people,” stated Diana Birkett Rakow, foundation chair and vice president of public affairs and sustainability at Alaska Airlines, in a prepared statement. “Throughout the pandemic, these organizations have creatively adapted their programs and sought to close gaps left by COVID restrictions, lost family wages, and limited social interaction. This is a critical time to ensure that young people can thrive and be ready for future jobs not only in aviation, but other fields.”

The Foundation LIFT Grants looks to support programs and initiatives that equip, empower, and inspire young people. The Alaska Airlines Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations that aim to provide the next generation of leaders with knowledge, skills, and pathways for success.

The Washington nonprofits receiving grants include:

  • Horn of Africa Services
  • Work Force Development Center
  • Girl Scouts of Western Washington
  • The Washington STEM Center
  • CHOICES Education Group
  • Washington State Leadership Board
  • Techbridge Girls
  • Red-Tailed Hawks Chapter, Black Pilots of America
  • The Historic Trust
  • Alliance for Education

As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Alaska Airlines Foundation has supported nonprofits and communities where Alaska Airlines flies for 22 years, investing more than $3 million in grants to support programs focused on the next generation of leaders.