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First Alaskans Institute welcomes contributions of cash and in-kind services. To make an online donation, please just click on the donation button to the right and you will be taken to our secure online giving page. It’s secure, fast, and simple!  


To mail your donation, you can dowload our donation form to the right. Please complete the form and return it to First Alaskans Institute, 606 E. Street, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99501. Checks may be made to First Alaskans Institute. Please do not mail cash.


To make a donation via phone, we accept credit card donations at 907-677-1700.


Many organizations offer an employee matching gifts program that will double, even triple a donation’s value. Ask your employer if a matching gifts program is available.


First Alaskans Institute is a a qualifying non-profit organization participating in the statewide Pick.Click.Give initiative. This program provides a safe, secure and easy way to make a donation by giving a gift through your Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. For more information, please visit pickclickgive.org.


Do you shop at Fred Meyer and have a rewards card? When you to link your rewards card to FAI, every time you shop at Fred Meyer you will be helping to our organization to receive a donation through this Community Giving Program. It is an easy way to give back to non-profits in your community once you set it up.

FAI also participates in the AmazonSmile program, a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.


To make a planned gift to First Alaskans Insitute, please contact our Development Director and your estate planning professional.


Your tax-deductible donation can have a part in ensuring that our efforts will continue as we work to develop the next generation of Native leaders, invest in programs that develop healthy and thriving communities, and gather information so that leaders can make positive decisions regarding Alaska Native issues. Funds are used for general program support. If you would like your donation designated to a specific program or project, please specify so when donating. Please inquire below if you are interested in sponsoring a special event.

The Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Federal Tax ID is 92-0174854. If you have any questions or would like additional information, you may contact Colin McDonald at [email protected] or call 907-677-1709.


Volunteers help further the mission of First Alaskans Institute by increasing community involvement and outreach and reducing the costs of events like the annual Elders & Youth Conference and by providing skilled assistance to the Alaska Native Policy Center. Volunteer opportunities vary during the year and are posted on this page.

To sign up to be notified when volunteer opportunities are available, send an email or call 907-677-1700.

Thank you for your support!


Mail us your Donation

Download the form to the left and mail it to us with your check.