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Robert "Aqqaluk" Newlin, Sr. Memorial Trust


Last Updated: 2016-02-04

At A Glance

Robert "Aqqaluk" Newlin, Sr. Memorial Trust

333 Shore Ave., Ste. 202, P.O. Box 509

Kotzebue, AK United States 99752-0509

Telephone: (907) 442-1607


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $23,586,060

Total giving: $887,730





Additional Contact Information

Toll-free tel.: (866) 442-1607


Established in 1990 in AK; status changed to a public charity in 2002

Purpose and Activities

The trust awards scholarships to NANA shareholders, their descendents and dependents who are interested in pursuing college and post-graduate degrees, and post-secondary education.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to Native Alaskans of the Anchorage region who are NANA shareholders or the descendants of NANA shareholders for educational and vocational achievement.


Awards up to $2,000 for full-time students, or up to $1,000 for part-time students, are available to NANA shareholders, descendants of NANA shareholders, or dependents of NANA shareholders or their descendents.

Fields of Interest

Population Groups
  • Indigenous peoples

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $23,586,060 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,181,589

Expenditures: $2,205,931

Total giving: $887,730

Qualifying distributions: $1,496,659

Giving activities include:

$20,000 for 1 grant

$867,730 for 350 grants to individuals (high: $11,000; low: $50)

$618,673 for foundation-administered programs