The Alaska Community Foundations Welcomes Huffines As New Vice President of Programs And Grants
The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) has welcomed a new VP of Programs and Grants: Eleanor Huffines accepted the position in early 2021. After an extensive search, Huffines was selected to lead the organization’s grants and programs team and initiatives, an interictal part of how ACF supports nonprofits across Alaska.
Huffines brings over 25 years of leadership experience within Alaska’s nonprofit sector. She comes to ACF from the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she spent the last eleven years focused on local grantmaking and equitable community engagement. Huffines has worked extensively with Indigenous Peoples, industry, and governments to influence policies affecting the environment, food security, and well-being of Arctic residents. Huffines served on the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Committee and Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Public Advisory Group, among other nonprofit boards.
As the VP of Programs & Grants at ACF, Huffines is honored to help connect people, organizations, and causes to strengthen communities. She is inspired daily by “the thoughtfulness that donors exhibit in their gifts and the incredible passion and dedication that nonprofits show in supporting Alaskans.”
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Meeting in the Middle
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