About Us

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 housing, early childhood education, 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.

AmeriCorps VISTA

RurAL CAP serves as an intermediary between our community partners, AmeriCorps VISTA Members, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

What is an Intermediary?

An intermediary is a VISTA sponsoring organization that helps provide CNCS resources to other eligible entities, often small organizations that otherwise might not have access to such resources. The intermediary is often, but not always, a large organization that has the organizational capacity to develop and support VISTA sites across a wide geographic area or among a group of organizations that address a common need. The intermediary provides administrative services, technical support, training, and oversight to these organizations.