Rapid Response #ActiveMatSu Grants

Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation


Rapid Response #ActiveMatSu Grants

COVID-19 has created far-reaching economic and social impacts in Alaska and beyond. To help support our physical and mental health, access to outdoor recreation has never been more important! We celebrate access to thousands of miles of trails, world-class parks, and accessible recreation areas in the Mat-Su; as well as the organizations that support and work to maintain and increase these opportunities.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation (MSTPF) has created a special grant opportunity to maintain and increase trail and park maintenance and projects. 

The expedited Rapid Response #ActiveMatSu Grant program is meant to support our community partners with grants of $5,000 to those who have been, and are currently facilitating and improving our access to outdoor recreation during the COVID-19 crisis. We have already approved 20 Rapid Response #ActiveMatSu Grants, totaling $100,000. We are still accepting applications and plan to give out more Rapid Response #ActiveMatSu Grants over the next few months.

Thanks to your continued support, as well as the heart and dedication of our Board, we can support the organizations and projects that are meaningful to our community!

Organizations Who Have Received Rapid Response #ActiveMatsu Grants:


Making the Mat-Su World-Class, Wild, and Accessible.

Who’s Eligible?

Rapid Response #ActiveMatSu Grants are presently only eligible to organizations that have worked with us in the past. Grant applications will be opened to other organizations as funding allows. Nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofits) that provide services or benefits to Mat-Su residents and have a tax identification number (EIN) are eligible. Projects or organizations using grant funding must be within or directly benefit trails, parks, or recreation access in the Mat-Su Borough. Rapid Response #ActiveMatSu Grants will not affect eligibility for active or future grants with MSTPF. Funding is unrestricted but must support efforts of the organization to maintain and enhance outdoor recreation spaces, including trails and parks during the COVID-19 crisis.

Future Projects!

We appreciate the hard work and dedication of all the organizations, volunteers, and individuals that support our trails, parks, and recreation access. These people, organizations, and businesses are what make the Mat-Su World Class! We look forward to continuing to work with our past grantees and developing relationships with new organizations! If you have an idea for a project or know of an organization that would benefit from one of our grants, please reach out! Our regular granting program is still accepting applications and will continue to operate as usual. Follow us on Facebook and Subscribe to our Newsletter to find the latest news on Rapid Response #ActiveMatSu projects, as well as other exciting trail and park projects in the works!

Pick. Click. Give.


While applying for their PFD online, Alaskans can choose to Pick.Click.Give. in increments of $25. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive tax documentation from the State once their donations have been processed. Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available from January 1 to March 31, though Alaskans may choose to add or adjust their pledges online through August 31.

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The Mat-Su Trails & Parks Foundation partners with organizations and local governments on projects and efforts that expand and enhance the valley’s network of trails and parks. Find out how we can help fund your next trail, park, or recreation project!

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