In last month’s Raven’s Circle, you may have read about the ways CIRI and its employees give back to the community. If you’re interested in contributing directly to a better Alaska, consider using Pick.Click.Give. to make a donation to your favorite charity.
Each year, Alaskans completing their Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) applications have an opportunity to give all or a portion of their PFDs to one or more nonprofit organizations. Pick.Click.Give. provides a searchable list of all eligible organizations; simply find the charity of your choice on the list, then designate it to receive all or a portion of your PFD. In October, that amount will automatically be deducted from your PFD and will go directly to the organization(s) of your choice.
Among the eligible Pick.Click.Give. organizations are five CIRI-affiliated nonprofits: Alaska Native Heritage Center; Alaska Native Justice Center; The CIRI Foundation; Koahnic Broadcast Corporation/KNBA 90.3 FM; and Southcentral Foundation. To learn more about the work of each of these nonprofits, visit their websites: www.alaskanative.net; www.anjc.org; www.thecirifoundation.org; www.knba.org; and www.southcentralfoundation.com.
The 2016 PFD application filing season begins Jan. 1 and ends March 31.
Visit http://pfd.alaska.gov/ for additional information.