CIRI’s Giving Guidelines
CIRI provides contributions for specific projects and for general operations for organizations that have been in existence for at least one year and are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. CIRI encourages matching gifts from other donors or funding organizations as part of the company’s overall giving strategy. CIRI’s main geographic area of focus is Southcentral Alaska.
What CIRI Funds
CIRI contributions are focused on organizations that maintain economic health and quality of life in our communities. We support the following focus areas by building partnerships, promoting volunteerism and providing resources.
Youth and Education: CIRI supports nonprofit organizations that promote and provide educational opportunities and activities for students (grades K to 12) and gives priority to projects that serve low-income and disadvantaged youth.
Homelessness, Hunger and Health: CIRI supports nonprofit organizations that strive to decrease the number of people that are homeless and hungry and those that provide preventive and primary health care.
Arts and Culture: CIRI supports non-profit organizations that promote or benefit the arts and culture of Alaska and prioritizes projects that serve low-income or disadvantaged groups.
We Do Not Fund
- Individual or team sponsorships
- In state or out of state trips for individuals or teams
- Religious organizations or church-sponsored activities
- Organizations that discriminate based on race, creed, color, sex, national origin or sexual orientation
- Pageants or talent contests
To be eligible for a contribution, an organization should address a specific community need that benefits as wide an audience as possible. If you think your organization or project qualifies and you would like to apply, please fill out the online application form. The application covers the following details:
- Brief description of the organization (name, history, mission, activities)
- Organization’s target audience
- Amount of the request
- Why the funds are needed
- How funds will be raised from other sources
- How funds will be used
We receive more requests than our budget allows, and each request is carefully evaluated. CIRI budgets for donation requests based on the calendar year, but accepts and reviews proposals throughout the year. Requests are evaluated based on CIRI’s budget, current objectives and the community need for the project.