CHARITIES HOPE PFD GIFTS EXCEED COSTS
The new Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend donation program called “Pick. Click. Give.” raised $550,000 this year, but is expected to cost about $900,000 to administer during the program’s first three years.
The program, the result of legislation sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, in 2008 has already paid for hundreds of groups around the state, including a couple dozen in Juneau.
The program allows Alaskans to devote part of their permanent fund dividends to causes around the state was made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation, the state’s largest charitable foundation, by pledging to pick up the administrative costs of the program for the first three years.
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