Alaska Airlines Foundation accepting grant request applications for 2016 funding till April 15

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is currently accepting grant request applications from non-profits in the states of Alaska, Washington and Hawaii.

The deadline for mid-year consideration is April 15, 2016.

Each year the Alaska Airlines Foundation distributes cash grants to support youth and educational efforts in the states of Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. In 2015, the Alaska Airlines Foundation gave a record USD250,000 to twenty non-profits in these areas, including the following:

CHOICES Education Group — Based in Seattle, CHOICES provides an interactive decision making workshop that focuses on empowering teens to achieve academic success in pursuit of their career and life aspirations.

Sitka Sound Science Center — The SSSC provides science education programs in the community of Sitka, Alaska, engaging youth in fun, hands-on learning experiences and exposing them to a variety of scientific disciplines and potential careers.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii — Big Brothers Big Sisters´ youth mentoring program pairs more than 1,400 at-risk youth with volunteer mentors throughout the state of Hawaii. These mentors help children avoid risky behavior, achieve educational success and develop higher aspirations and hope for their futures.

The Alaska Airlines Foundation approves grants twice per year. Letters of inquiry must be received by April 15 for mid-year consideration and by September 15 for consideration before the end of the calendar year.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.