People's Endowment


The People’s Endowment Board at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is pleased to announce the availability of funds for Spring 2020.

The People’s Endowment was established at the UA Foundation in 1986 with the intent to provide a source of funds for projects that will improve UAF, but would likely remain unfunded due to institutional priorities. Grants are intended to be used for a special project or to fill a critical need at UAF. Proposals will be accepted from UAF faculty, staff, and students. All proposals will be submitted to the People’s Endowment Board for review and selection.


Projects funded through PE from Spring 2012- Spring 2017: Arctic Gardeners, Midnight Sun Writer’s Series, Permafrost Literary Journal, the Sikuliaq project, Ethics Bowl, Innocent Eye: The Africa Photographs of Adrina Knutson, The Art of Nunavut-Inuit Tapestries from Baker Lake and Beyond, The Origins of Peace Making Circles Video, Chancellor’s Student Food Committee, Modernizing the Collection and Sharing of South-central Weather Data and many more.

Examples of projects not likely to receive funding include scholarships or pure research projects, for which there are other funding opportunities available. In general, grants will not fund projects that are part of normal university activities. The People’s Endowment does not fund honorariums, salaries, and consultation service fees to UA employees.

For information or assistance contact Jennifer Hoppough at 907-474-7096, 311 Signers' Hall, or by email to

Amanda Wall, Chair, UAF Business Office Director

TBA, Ex-Officio Member, Provost

Falk Huettmann, Faculty Senate Representative

Lena Krutikov, Staff Council Representative

Carla Helfferich, Founding Member

Peter McRoy, Founding Member

Jennifer Hoppough, Executive Staff