Igivearod 2021 Causes

Social Services


To provide safe shelter and supportive services for survivors of domestic or sexual violence; and to effect the social, political, and legal changes needed to eliminate oppression, gender violence, and violence against children.

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Bethel Community Services Foundation

Bethel Community Services Foundation is dedicated to the development, growth, continuance and enhancement of community based programs and services. In partnership with other communal institutions, foundations, restricted and unrestricted philanthropic donors, it seeks to support effective community growth and development.

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Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) stands for people, partnership and potential. We are a tribal nonprofit organization helping Alaska Native and American Indian people residing in the Cook Inlet Region of southcentral Alaska reach their full potential.

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Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living

The Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living’s vision is a safe and supportive community for all. IAC provides programs to intervene and prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, suicide, and other violent crimes that negatively impact our community and the surrounding interior villages.

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Junior Iditarod

Help the Junior Iditarod remain open and free to aspiring young mushers to keep the tradition alive.

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Kawerak seeks to improve the Region’s social, economic, educational, cultural and political conditions for residents of the Bering Strait Region, 75% of whom are Alaska Native Inupiat, Yup’ik, and St. Lawrence Island Yupik peoples.

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NAACP of Fairbanks

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

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Native Movement

Native Movement supports grassroots-led projects that align with our vision, that dismantle oppressive systems for all, and that endeavor to ensure social justice, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and the rights of Mother Earth.

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Skiku ski week promotes healthy physical fitness, as well as motivates kids to stay in school. Skiku works with 98% Alaska Native youth facing numerous challenges to their health, wellness, and education. Skiku programs introduce cross-country skiing and biathlon in villages with an ideal climate for skiing, of which 11 of those villages are on the Iditarod trail. It costs on average $50/student to participate in a full Skiku Ski Week!)

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Tanana Chiefs Conference

We are organized as Dena’ Nena’ Henash or “Our Land Speaks”; an Alaska Native non-profit corporation, charged with advancing Tribal self-determination and enhancing regional Native unity. We work toward meeting the health and social service needs of Tribal members and beneficiaries throughout our region. Our programs and services range from direct healthcare services to tribal development services, the management of natural resources, public safety, community planning and transportation.

They also are providing COVID-19 testing and vaccination in Alaskan rural communities.

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Tundra Women’s Coalition

Tundra Women’s Coalition provides safe, empowering services for families experiencing domestic or sexual violence. We seek to promote violence-free communities through culturally appropriate outreach programs, supportive services and violence prevention programs.

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Alaska Trails

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit, incorporated in the state of Alaska, we provide funding ideas and sources as well as technical assistance for on-the-ground trail related projects and programs such as development, maintenance, easement acquisition, safety, education, and more. Our supporters and partners represent a cross-section of trail user groups, businesses, government agencies, community organizations, and individuals. Alaska Trails is the only statewide group providing care for all Alaskan trails.

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Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance

The Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance promotes public awareness and protection of the Iditarod National Historic Trail and its gold-rush and Alaska Native heritage. How do we do this? By encouraging education programs and historical research to tell the story of the Trail. By assisting in the protection, improvement, maintenance and marking of the trail. And, by developing partnerships that foster stewardship commitments and support from land owners, local communities, organizations and others.

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Norton Bay Inter-Tribal Watershed Council

NBITWC is focused on protection and sustainable management of water and subsistence resources, climate change adaptation planning, Alaska Native tribal sovereignty and environmental human rights in the Norton Bay Watershed located on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska. To this end, NBITWC conducts legal and scientific research, analysis, lobbying, policy and advocacy in its efforts to protect and restore tribal interest in water quantity, water quality and water rights for the health of the watershed ecosystem, preservation of cultural identity, protection of subsistence resources and the benefit of tribal members.

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Search and Rescue

Alaska Mountain Rescue Group

Alaska Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG) is a nonprofit volunteer search and rescue organization based in Anchorage, Alaska, dedicated to providing search and rescue services in Alaska. Founded in 1960, our organization consists of dedicated, professional volunteers with extensive back country experience who train regularly to bring people who are lost, injured, stranded, or deceased back to their families.

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Alaska Search and Rescue Association

Alaska Search and Rescue Association (ASARA) is an association of search and rescue organizations and individuals in Alaska. ASARA is a non-profit whose mission is to support search and rescue efforts across the state of Alaska. ASARA accomplishes this through:
1) providing liaison support between Alaska’s Department of Public Safety and the volunteer search and rescue community

2) seeking state and national sources of continued funding for search and rescue training opportunities for volunteer personnel

3) allocating grant funds for professional level training to search and rescue organizations and personnel throughout Alaska)

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Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs

Alaska Search & Rescue Dogs (ASARD) is a nonprofit, volunteer emergency service unit based in Anchorage, Alaska. Its primary purpose is to assist in search and rescue (SAR) operations using teams of highly trained search dogs and searcher-handlers.

ASARD teams can work with startling speed in some situations. They are prepared to be self-sufficient for days in the field on extended operations.

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MAT+SAR Search and Rescue

MAT+SAR Search & Rescue is a non profit, 501c3 corporation that was started in 2003. MAT+SAR serves the entire Matanuska Susitna Valley, in South Central Alaska and other locations throughout the State as directed by the Alaska State Troopers.

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Wilderness Search and Rescue

A ground-search team based out of Fairbanks, Alaska composed of un-paid volunteers that have training, experience, and equipment necessary for search & rescue operations in Interior Alaska. WSAR is a registered non-profit service organization made of members from the Fairbanks community. WSAR serves as an un-paid auxiliary to the Alaska State Troopers to augment their departmental search and rescue efforts.

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Choosing Our Roots

Choosing Our Roots provides participants with more than just shelter: COR assists queer youth and young adults, ages 13 to 24, by building supportive, long-term relationships with volunteer Host Home families and community members.

In addition to providing safe homes and bringing together new families, COR coordinates with community partners to provide wrap-around services and build a network of support for its participants.

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Identity’s mission is to advance Alaska’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community through advocacy, education and connectivity.

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Pride Foundation – Alaska

Pride Foundation works to address root causes of discrimination impacting the LGBTQ+ community. In part by supporting community leaders and organizations that work to eliminate long-standing barriers to equal access, opportunities, and resources for LGBTQ+ people. And by expanding and deepening the level of engagement among all LGBTQ+ people and allies, including people who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised.

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Alaska Rural Veterinary Outreach

ARVO hosts clinics in rural villages with no other access to veterinary care. They provide vaccinations, de-worming, spay/neuter, and other necessary care for pets. They have provided clinics in trail villages Galena and Nome. It costs $10 to vaccinate and deworm one dog.

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides them with spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Most of the animals that arrive at the AWCC become permanent residents and will always have a home here. The Center maintains over 200 acres of spacious habitats for animals to feel at home and display their natural “wild” behavior. Visitors may see brown bears cooling off in the water, a bull moose strutting, wood bison roaming on pastures and more.

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The August Foundation for Alaska’s Racing Dogs

The August Foundation provides a link between professional mushers and dog lovers across the country to place retired canine athletes in loving homes after their racing days are done. They provide foster homes and vet care for dogs awaiting a family placement. This foundation works mainly in Alaska with individual mushers, shelters and other rescue organizations but does re-home dogs outside of Alaska.

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Arts and Culture

Alaska Native Heritage Center

Alaska Native Heritage Center preserves and strengthens the traditions, languages, and art of Alaska’s Native People through statewide collaboration, celebration, and education.

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These radio stations provide faith, inspiration, news, & education thru radio to listeners in Western AK: from the Yukon Delta to the Bering Strait & throughout the villages & rural stretches of the AK Bush. The radio station is an important communication link for a highly remote and isolated part of the United States. KNOM airs Alaska Native music and events as well as mushing races. The traditional music and storytelling of Alaska Native people of Western Alaska is an integral part of KNOM’s programming.

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Kuskokwim Public Broadcasting Corporation’s mission is to meet the diverse specialized, informational and cultural needs of the listening area. This mission drives our staff and board as we reach to provide community listening needs. We stick to our schedule, and you can count on our announcers to bring you current messages, and weather, as well as a variety of music. We have a variety of NPR programming / NPR special news announcements, as well as local news and information. KSKO is based in McGrath, with repeaters all along the Iditarod Trail: Grayling, Shageluk, ​Holy Cross, Anvik, and Nikolai.

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Story Works Alaska

Story Works supports youth voices through storytelling and writing workshops that develop skills, build resilience, and increase access to opportunity. We believe in the importance of listening, the protective value of connection, and the power of stories to foster wellness for individuals and communities.

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The Aleut Foundation

The Aleut Foundation provides programs that fund education, training and culture to enhance the lives of the Aleut people. We connect shareholders and descendants with the resources and networks necessary to achieve their hopes and dreams.

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Tupik: Inuit Ink, A Documentary Film

Tupik: Inuit Ink, a documentary film, is the journey of the women working in Alaska, Greenland, Canada and all Inuit lands to revive a lost tradition and honor their ancestors while bringing healing and community in todays world of political oppression and loss of women’s rights.

Additionally, Holly helped produce the six-minute short film “Ada Blackjack Rising“, which tells the story of Ada Blackjack, an Iñupiat woman who survived alone on a remote island after an expedition gone wrong in 1921. The hope is that this may lead to a feature film or miniseries. (See this article for more background)

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