Who We Are
The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (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, we represent every region of the state as one of the largest and most diverse nonprofit organizations in Alaska.
We value input from and have respect for all people. We believe that Alaskans have the right to maintain their cultural heritage and close relationship to the land while protecting their economic and human potential.
What We Do
Our programs in early education, housing, and health and well-being serve to alleviate the root causes of poverty. We deliver innovative, community-driven solutions in response to Alaska’s most challenging needs while supporting vulnerable individuals and communities statewide.
We serve children and families through early childhood education. We promote socio-emotional development, healthy practices, cultural richness, and school readiness. Our programs include the Child Development Center, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Parents as Teachers (PAT).
We promote financial stability and independence through Homeless, Housing, & Shelter Services; Homeownership; and Home Improvement. These programs are available to Alaskans living with physical and/or mental health conditions as well as those navigating difficult financial circumstances.
We address locally identified challenges through community wellness, youth development, tribal justice, and victim service initiatives. We deliver a variety of National Service, Wellness, and Training and Technical Assistance programs across the state.