How To Apply

The Mat-Su Health Foundation offers grants to help improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in the Mat-Su. Some of our grants are open year-round, while others open for specified periods. Please review our grant guidelines to learn more.

If after reviewing who and what we fund you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

How to Apply for Grants and Scholarships

Each type of grant we offer has its own page on this website and its own application. All applications must be submitted online. Please click on the grant you are interested in below:

Healthy Impact Grants (over $25,000)

To fund projects in excess of $25,000, which improve the health and wellness of people living in the Mat-Su Borough.

Discovery Grants (over $25,000)

To fund projects in excess of $25,000, which address findings and/or recommendations found in specific Mat-Su Health Foundation-sponsored research.

Target Wellness Grants (up to $25,000)

To fund projects $25,000 or less which improve the health and wellness of people living in the Mat-Su Borough.

Scholarships – Amounts vary

Each year we award scholarships to residents of the Mat-Su Borough pursuing health-related careers. The number of scholarships given each year and the amount of each award varies.

Grantee Loan Program

In case of delay to State of Alaska grant funding or Medicaid payments to Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) grantees, the Mat-Su Health Foundation and Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union (MVFCU) may provide short-term, low-interest rate loans to affected MSHF grantees. MVFCU will administer these low-interest balloon payment loans to grantees approved by MSHF. Loans must be repaid upon receipt of the delayed state payments and are anticipated to be 60 to 90 days in duration.

The application linked here provides information needed to get the loan approval process started. Applicants will need to provide a financial statement and their organization’s budget if these are not already on file with MSHF, as well as a letter from the State of Alaska confirming delayed funding. Please feel free to contact Jim Beck, Amy Gorn, or Ray Michaelson at 352-2863 with questions about this program.