A Commitment to Community

CIRI believes in helping to build a strong and safe community where opportunities and prosperity is available for all. CIRI recognizes its responsibility to support the organizations that fight hunger, poverty and homelessness, and promote education.

CIRI is committed to social responsibility. It’s part of our mission. CIRI helped to establish and supports a family of nonprofit organizations that provide health care, housing, employment, education, access to justice and other social and cultural enrichment services for Alaska Natives and others. To learn more about these organizations, please visit our nonprofits page.

CIRI also supports various charitable organizations in the Cook Inlet region and participates in fundraising events throughout the year. Through a combination of strategic relationships with local nonprofits, our business partnership school, the annual CIRI Golf Classic, volunteer activities and other community investments, CIRI strengthens the health and well-being of its neighbors.

CIRI and its team of dedicated employees play an active role in improving their community. CIRI employees give directly to charities, serve on the boards of local community organizations and participate in CIRI-led campaigns. An active community leader in the annual United Way of Anchorage campaign, CIRI and its employees annually pledge more than $100,000 to the organization.

To learn more about CIRI’s philanthropy policy or to apply for a donation, visit our giving guidelines page.

CIRI’s Giving Guidelines

CIRI in the Community

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Latest news

Visit CIRI’s new “In the Community” webpage to learn about CIRI’s philanthropy guidelines and giving policy; the latest community-minded news; and the wide variety of cultural and social-service programs the company supports.

For the third year in a row, Alaska Native artists showcased their handmade wares at CIRI’s Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar. Jewelry, holiday ornaments, quilts, ivory carvings, paintings and kuspuks were just a few of the 26 vendors’ offerings. The event was held Saturday, Dec. 3 at CIRI’s Fireweed Business Center.

CIRI annually raises funds for the United Way of Anchorage with a month-long campaign that offers employees a number of ways to support the organization and its goals.

Now in its 33rd year, the CIRI Golf Classic raised slightly more than $100,000 in 2016 for local youth and education nonprofits.

Members of the Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) 2016 CIRI Youth Crew this summer tackled a month-long environmental challenge on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula that met a critical habitat need and improved access for visitors to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR).

As part of its commitment to double the amount of transitional housing available to homeless youth in Anchorage, on Sept. 23, CIRI-affiliated nonprofit Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), along with Covenant House Alaska, celebrated the grand opening of Dena’ina House, a 26-bed facility in downtown Anchorage.