RurAL CAP, founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors representing every region of the state, RurAL CAP is one of the largest and most diversified nonprofit organizations in Alaska. In fiscal year 2016, RurAL CAP employed 669 Alaskans in 55 communities statewide and operated on $39 million in conjunction with its for-profit subsidiary, Rural Energy Enterprises.
Healthy People, Sustainable Communities, Vibrant Cultures
To empower low-income Alaskans through advocacy, education, affordable housing and direct services that respect our unique values and cultures
Action ≈≈≈ Effectiveness ≈≈≈ Honesty ≈≈≈ Respect
RurAL CAP recognizes the unique values and way of life of rural Alaskans. It plans its activities with input from and respect for the people it serves. It follows the belief that rural Alaskan communities have the right to maintain their cultural heritage and close relationship to the land while protecting their economic and human potential.
As a RurAL CAP employee, I am committed to:
1. Making a positive difference in people’s lives;
2. Being responsive to the people I serve;
3. Respecting all others in my actions;
4. Quality work and continual growth; and
5. Fostering a healthy work environment and maintaining a positive attitude.
Download the 2016 RurAL CAP Agency Fact Sheet (PDF file).